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Motion ref. S6M-06053

International Day of Older Persons 2022

Submitted by: Carol Mochan, South Scotland, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Karen Adam, Jackie Baillie, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Neil Bibby, Sarah Boyack, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Stephanie Callaghan, Maggie Chapman, Foysol Choudhury, Sharon Dowey, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Kenneth Gibson, Pam Gosal, Christine Grahame, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Fulton MacGregor, Gillian Martin, John Mason, Paul O'Kane, Colin Smyth, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance, Mercedes Villalba

That the Parliament notes that 1 October 2022 is the International Day of Older Persons; understands that the theme this year is the resilience and contributions of older women; believes that the current cost of living crisis is having a significant and detrimental impact on the older population; understands that a considerable proportion of older households are affected by fuel poverty, and commends, therefore, the efforts of the Scottish Pensioners’ Forum, which is campaigning relentlessly for a fairer society that treats its older population with dignity and respect, including, it understands, outside the Scottish Parliament on 29 September 2022.