MORE than 100 people attended a seniors forum in Merriwa recently, raising issues about aged care, pensions, Centrelink and self-funded retirement.
Attendees called for the ratio of carers to be legislated in aged care and for more spot inspections of facilities.
They raised concerns about the processing times for pensions to be determined and the long waits on phone calls to Centrelink.
Federal Opposition spokeswoman for families and social services Jenny Macklin, Senator Sue Lines and Labor candidate for Pearce Kim Travers hosted the April 30 forum at the True North Church.
“Many pensioners and seniors are doing it tough,” Ms Travers said.