The Pensioners Parliament – by Irma Gomez

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The conference was at the Winter Gardens, just at the city centre of Blackpool, 100 metres from the sea, at the back of the tower, a beautiful building. The speakers gave up to date information, there were first class professionals on the benefits system, Social Security, Housing, Pensions, Brexit and older people; the NHS and Social Care, public transport and the need for older passengers, the future of local pensioners groups.
Dot Gibson, who is stepping down as General Secretary of the National Pensioners Convention got a very warm standing ovation at the conference. We felt very proud as members of the IPF.
The accommodation was opposite the Winter Gardens, five star service, we travelled both ways in a very comfortable train, and of course it was English weather.
The conference closed with the best party ever. Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, and Tom Jones were there. We danced from 7.30pm – 11.30pm. A special mention to Supa and Myrna for taking care of everybody.

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