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The National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC), will be celebrating Senior Citizens’ Week through a number of activities across the island, to highlight the contribution of the elderly to nation building, over the period September 14 to 26.
The parish of Clarendon will launch its series of events in an official church service slated to take place at the St. James Methodist Church on Sunday, September 14.
Other activities for the parish include an awards ceremony, to honour outstanding seniors on the 16th; and library exhibitions at the Clarendon Parish Library and the Kellits Branch Library on the 17th and 18th respectively.
The seniors will also be allowed to relive some of the treats of their youthful days, when they travel to Font Hill in St. Elizabeth for a typical day at the beach on Tuesday, the 23rd.
The celebratory activities will conclude on September 26 with a ‘Seniors Wellness Day’, at the New Testament Church grounds in May Pen. The Lions’ Club of May Pen, and the Clarendon Health Department, will partner with the Council to provide free medical examinations to as many of the elderly residents of the parish as possible.
NCSC Parish Organiser, Nova Williams Taylor, informed JIS News, that provisions are being made to involve ‘shut-ins’ and other seniors who cannot actively participate due to ill-health or other reasons. For such persons, she said, visitations to their homes will be conducted.