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The National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC) is to continue its series of retirement seminars.

This was disclosed by Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, during the pre-International Women’s Day celebration on the grounds of the NCSC in Kingston, on Thursday, March 7.

He said the seminars seek to address the impact of retirement on social and domestic relationships, health and finance, and allay the fears and apprehension associated with major life adjustments.

The seminars will be held in all 14 parishes, and young and middle age working persons will be targeted.

The National Council for Senior Citizens (formerly the National Council for the Aged) was established on May 20, 1976.

It seeks to meet the challenges of a growing, healthier and more active senior citizen population by: ensuring that they are able to meet their basic human needs; ensuring that those in need are assisted; and that older persons are protected from abuse and violence and are treated as a resource and not a burden.

It also seeks to enhance the self-reliance and functional independence of the senior citizens to facilitate continued participation in their family and society.