Benefits for senior citizens was the focus of a town hall meeting in La Crosse Friday. It was put on by several local advocacy groups.

Topics included cost of living adjustment for social security, drug prices under Medicare Part D, and state funding for aging programs.

The groups are holding these types of meetings so seniors can be informed when they are talking to their state and federal lawmakers.

Some seniors feel their peers aren't informed enough. "I think there are a lot of people who are very passive and are not keeping up with what's going on and all at once it's going to hit them and they are going to be very surprised when they find that they don't have the money that they used to have," said concerned senior citizen Phyliss Branson.

One of the main topics Friday was changing how cost of living adjustments are calculated under social security which could lead to smaller benefits.