Too often these days pensioners are being seen as a burden, as witnessed through the lack of social care available and the constant blaming of the elderly for the shortage of funds for the NHS.

Growing old is no longer the time to relax a little and enjoy some quality time with friends and family.

Now it seems the pension triple lock is under threat.

Although many elderly people have an occupational pension, it is not as generous as the one enjoyed by MPs. They should think again. — D. HINCHLEY, Acacia Road, Balderton.