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Age Concern supports call to address child poverty

Age Concern
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For Release 20 April 2005

Age Concern New Zealand supports call to address child poverty

As a society we must address issues of poverty, disadvantage and exclusion, whoever’s experiencing this, says Kerry Dalton, Chief Executive of Age Concern New Zealand.

Older people are actively involved in their families. If their children and grandchildren are experiencing poverty, then it will be affecting them too, says Ms Dalton

What we know is that poverty and deprivation experienced at any stage of life can have serious negative impacts on the ability to be healthy in old age.

It is our collective task to make sure New Zealand takes care of all its citizens, young and old so that everybody has quality of life and reaches and enjoys older age in the very best health possible, says Ms Dalton.

Age Concern is a community and voluntary sector organisation, with a strong commitment to promoting quality of life for older people and positive ageing for the whole community.

Age Concern has the vision of an inclusive society where people of all ages and cultures, have opportunities to make choices which enhances their quality of life and personal fulfilment. Age Concern believes all sectors of the community must take responsibility for this to happen.

Age Concern New Zealand is holding its Conference and AGM in Nelson this weekend on the 22nd-24th of April 2005. A key focus of the Conference will be on strategic planning to ensure Age Concern New Zealand is strongly placed to carry its vision of an inclusive society forward into the future.


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