MPP Jagmeet Singh assists in the launch of the “Association of Seniors Clubs,” representing over 2000 members
Today, seniors club representatives from all over Bramalea-Gore-Malton gathered at MPP Jagmeet Singh’s community office to launch the “Association of Seniors Clubs,” an effort to bring seniors from the community together to address their concerns and voice them to the government.
A few key issues the association members intend to tackle include working towards a $2 dollar co-payment drug plan, increasing foreign property income ranges, and raising the customs limit while traveling internationally.
“Our goal is to have a strong, solidified voice for all seniors under one umbrella organization. We hope this club will serve that purpose and we thank MPP Jagmeet Singh for allowing us to use this space” said Ajit Singh Rakhra, representative of Castlemore Seniors Club and spokesman of Association of Seniors Club.
“We already have over 20 clubs participating in this association. We represent roughly 2000 men and women over the age of 65 and welcome more seniors to join our cause” Red Willow Seniors club representative and Convener of Association of Seniors Club, Parmjit Singh Bring said.
In the upcoming months, the association plans to expand its reach beyond Bramalea-Gore-Malton to clubs all across Peel Region.
“This idea arose out of a meeting I called in July, where I recognized a number of seniors clubs for their contributions to our community. I am so honoured that I was able to provide the space and support for the seniors in my riding to create the first ever united seniors club comprising over 20 seniors clubs in Bramalea Gore Malton.” MPP Jagmeet Singh said.