Jane Webster is someone that most
people would describe as an active senior and at 73 there are no obvious signs
of her slowing down.
Webster is among the women that the
Cayman Islands Sports Department has selected to recognise for Honouring
“Ms Jane is somewhat different from
our typical athletes that have been featured, but I felt it was important to
have a senior representative amongst the women for HWM. Her active lifestyle is
an inspiration to all of us who live in the eastern districts,” explained Merta
Day, Women’s Coordinator in the Department of Sports.
Drivers heading into George Town in
the mornings will have seen the Ms Jane pounding the pavement on one of her
She may not be an athlete, but she
makes sure to keep fit by walking five miles three days a week and rides her
bike the same distance at least once a week.
She also gardens and is a Sunday
school teacher at the Church of God Full Gospel Hall, Savannah. In addition,
she assists with the church’s annual Vacation Bible School.
This active senior uses her
artistic talents to create things out of match sticks. In fact, her work is currently
being featured at the Cayman Islands Museum. All of this, plus taking care of
her grandchildren, keep Webster on the go, which is exactly the way she wants
“I feel so out of place when I am
not moving,” Webster says. “Just because you turn 50, 60 or 70 does not mean
you have to sit down. It simply means that you have to take better care of
yourself and I feel I can do this by scheduling regular exercise.”
In addition to exercising, Webster also
takes care of herself by eating well. Growing up around a farm in Savannah has
enabled her to keep active and have access to good, fresh foods.
“In the mornings I have at least
six types of fruit as part of my breakfast and I don’t eat fast food.”
Expressing her appreciation for
being an honoree during Honouring Women Month, she noted that while society has
traditionally paid tribute to men, there have been many changes over the years
and she is happy to see that more recognition is going to women.
“Honouring Women Month is important
because it shows women that they are appreciated, and coming from another era,
I understand the importance of being recognised.
“Women work just as hard as men –
harder in some cases – because we not only are responsible for helping out
financially but we are tasked with many of the household duties and raising