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Parish Organizer for the Clarendon chapter of the National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC), Nova Williams-Taylor, is encouraging Jamaicans to recognise the worth of the senior citizens, and the contribution they are still capable of making to national life.
Mrs. Williams-Taylor was speaking at the annual sports day, which was held recently at the Jamalco Sports Club in the parish.
She is also appealing to persons who might have information on seniors in need, to pass on the information to the Council or other relevant agencies, so that these persons could receive the necessary help.
Mrs. Williams-Taylor expressed appreciation to the Social Development Commission (SDC), for preparing the seniors prior to the sports day.
A team from the Clarendon Health Department was also on hand to ensure that the participants were fit enough to exert themselves, and to deal with any possible injuries.
Persons who performed outstandingly at the parish sports day will compete with senior citizens from other parishes on National Senior Citizens Sports Day, which will be held at the G. C. Foster College in St. Catherine in late July.
Successful competitors will then move on to the Caribbean Regional Seniors Games, where they will challenge seniors of other territories. To date, they have participated in athletic meets in Trinidad and Barbados and are now planning to demonstrate their prowess in St. Lucia in the near future.
The Longville Park Club, the newest addition to the senior citizens group, and Pennant Wood Club copped several of the awards at the event.