Opposition Senator, Dr. Floyd Morris, is calling for a review and increase of the National Insurance Scheme pension offered to senior citizens.
The senator made the appeal on Friday. He noted the effect inflationary pressures have had on the meagre earnings of the elderly.
Senator Morris is piloting a motion calling for the creation of an Elderly Care and Protection Act.
He argues that the elderly can be considered a vulnerable group and are deserving of legal protection of their rights as Jamaicans.
Meanwhile, Government Senator Sapphire Longmore, also called for the retirement age to be reviewed in order to make the best use of many of our senior citizens.
Dr. Sapphire Longmore, Government Senator.