Do more for aged

STATE MP for Summer Hill, Jo Haylen, has paid tribute to our seniors but says more needs to be done to deliver them the dignity and respect they deserve.

“Today (International Day for Older Persons, Tuesday, October 1), we recognise and thank seniors and older people for all they have done to make our local communities cohesive, vibrant and strong,” she said.
“In all aspects of our society and in all corners of our State, seniors and older people continue to make extraordinary contributions that shape our future.
“However, we also acknowledge the many challenges older people in our community continue to face, whether it is elder abuse, homelessness particularly among older women, standards in aged care, unemployment, loneliness and isolation.
“There is clearly so much more we need to do to deliver the dignity and respect older people deserve.”
Ms Haylen welcomed the Australian Medical Association and Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation’s launch of the Care Can’t Wait Campaign, seeking to immediately improve standards in aged care
She also acknowledged “the heroes that work tirelessly to support older people in our community, including health and aged care workers, home care workers, carers and supporters”.
Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Richard Colbeck, says senior Australians built this country and they continue to be role models for younger generations.
“As our population is living longer we face new challenges and opportunities, and I am confident that senior Australians will continue to help lead the way for our nation,” he said.
“Ensuring senior Australians are cared for with dignity and respect is a priority for the Morrison Government.”