Victorian Labor’s Shadow Minister for Seniors & Ageing Jenny Mikakos joined over 100 senior citizens at a morning tea hosted by State Labor Member for Narre Warren South
Judith Graley this morning at the Hampton Park Uniting Church.

Ms Graley conducted a Q&A style session with Ms.Mikakos, providing local seniors the opportunity to discuss and ask questions about the issues affecting them in the community.

“It was great for local seniors to be able to discuss the important issues that matter to them
with the alternative minister for Seniors & Ageing”

“The issues raised with Ms Mikakos included cost of living pressures, increasing the age of
retirement and the prospect of pensions being cut by the Liberal Government.”

Ms Graley said that senior citizens are very important members of the community and she had been spending a lot of time talking to them. The prospect of cutting the aged pension and making it more inaccessible was high on their list of concerns. 

“They are very worried about their future.”

“As their local state MP I always want to ensure that seniors receive the services and support that they deserve from government at any level” Ms Graley said

“My door is always open to seniors who require assistance on any matter.”

Ms Graley said it was pleasing that everyone had a great time at the morning tea.

Judith Graley’s Seniors Information Kit was distributed at the morning tea. The kit  contains useful information on Federal, State and Local Government services for seniors.

For a copy of the Kit, please phone 9704 6055. Or e-mail judith.Graley@parliament.vic.gov.au