Seniors’ Christmas in the park

Christmas is a great time for a garden party with the temperatures cool and crisp. Add traditional quadrille music and the atmosphere takes on a festive air.

Bodden Town seniors enjoyed a Christmas party in the gardens of the Harry McCoy Park on Sunday.

More than 30 seniors celebrated the festive occasion, hosted by the Bodden Town committee for the elderly along with MLAs Dwayne Seymour and Anthony Eden and Health Minister Mark Scotland. As always, all year round, seniors are excited to see their elected members and it was no different at the park. Hugs and kisses were bestowed on the three Bodden Town representatives as they made their rounds wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

At the event, seniors dined on a delicious meal of turkey with all the trimmings, stew beef, chicken cassava heavy cake and corn bread.

Josie Solomon is one Bodden Town senior never too old to feel young. She showed comedian Quincy Brown a few dance moves that had him raise an eyebrow at the spirited lady, who never seemed to get tired of dancing.

The group of seniors also enjoyed a recital by Reina Solomon, folk tales by Mr. Brown and music by some of Bodden Town’s talented musicians – namely Rexford Frederick, Kerith McCoy and Samuel Rose.

For most seniors, the party is a once-a-year opportunity where they may come out and socialise.

Christmas is a season during which families plan to get together and spend the moment with each other. But for many seniors, they spend the day alone, looking and reminiscing on the days they celebrated with loved ones.

The park was the perfect idyllic setting for the seniors Christmas bash.