THE Island’s senior citizens are being rallied to attend a meeting to show their feelings about the soaring cost of living ahead of the elections.
The Senior Citizens’ Association has arranged a meeting at the Communicare Centre in St Brelade on Thursday afternoon to allow pensioners to let politicians know what they think about rising prices and the way the Island is being run.
The association is the campaigning arm of the charity Age Concern and its chairman is Daphne Minihane (pictured).
She wants as many of the Island’s elderly people as possible to come to the meeting so they can show what they really think about difficulties they are facing.
Among the topics to be discussed will be what the audience think of the States. Today the wholesale price of milk went up by 5p and there is to be an above-inflation increase in the price of bread before the end of this month.
On top of that, fuel costs have rocketed and large hikes in coal prices were announced last week. Mrs Minihane said that the elderly were the people who really felt the pinch, as they lived on limited incomes.