Employees at FirstCaribbean have chosen to once again support the Golden Age Home and the elderly in Cayman through their Adopt a Cause initiative.
The Golden Age Home was developed as a home for the elderly and disabled of underprivileged families and has been undergoing renovations and expansion for over a year. The updates of the Home will allow accommodation for over 20 residents, nearly doubling its previous capacity.
Through their Adopt-a-Cause program the bank encourages their staff to volunteer time and resources to helping important community causes whenever possible.
‘We are very excited that construction is coming to completion as the additional accommodation has been needed for a long time,’ said Dawn Rankine, Adult Special Needs Programme Supervisor at the Department of Children and Family Services.
She expressed her thanks to FirstCaribbean for their generosity in supporting them again.
‘When we first supported the home, our goal was to help raise awareness and I feel that we have been successful in doing that,’ said Emma Howe, finance manager at FirstCaribbean.
‘It is often the causes that need the most attention that are kept out of the public eye and we are delighted to once again support the home. We feel it is a perfect fit for our Adopt a Cause programme.’
The Golden Age Home’s construction and development has been funded by the government, while the donation from FirstCaribbean will be allocated towards decorations, furniture, blinds and bedding.
‘We recognise the need for family support on the island especially for the underprivileged,’ said Mrs. Howe.
‘Once construction is complete and the residents are settled we will encourage our staff to visit the home whenever they can.’