Senior citizens, relatives and caregivers socialised last week at the combined Seniors Bash and Annual Christmas Banquet.
The event was hosted by the Department of Children and Family Services and held at the Seafarer’s Hall in Prospect.
On Monday, 5 December, the more than 100 attendees enjoyed dancing and food, as well as singing carols and traditional songs. Dancing followed dinner, with Neil Godfrey retaining the title of “Ballroom King” for the second year, while Adina Seymour was chosen “Ballroom Queen”.
Addressing the gathering, the government agency’s acting director Alicia ‘Jen’ Dixon encouraged everyone to “remember that this is a season of sharing and loving”.
The occasion also served as a celebration of the service of Community Development Coordinator Zemrie Thompson, who retires this month after 26 years’ public service. The five community development officers were also present – along with agency staff.
Research and Programme Development Manager Debbie Webb-Sibblies thanked the sponsors and contributors for making this seniors’ event an annual high point of the agency’s calendar.