Good food, cheerful music and yesteryear reminders were part of a nice atmosphere that continues to make a get together by East End seniors immensely popular.
A large turnout showed up Tuesday at the East End Civic Centre to celebrate the month of October’s older persons observance under the theme “Shaping the Future for Our Senior Citizens”.
More than 100 seniors packed into the centre for the day’s event, which featured recitals, instrumentals, skits, singing and messages from government officials and local residents.
Delmieia Bodden’s appreciation and praise for seniors was infectious as she shared with the group the dedication and contributions they made to the community.
She acknowledged the group for their participations and contributions in making once again the seniors event so successful in East End.
Whatever it is with East End, this district continues to draw the largest amount of seniors who claimed they all looked forward to returning next year. East End senior Carmen Conolly did not hesitate to let her idea be known and that was because East End is the best part of the island.
The food was outstanding, as always, as some would say the best cooks and bakers come out of the eastern districts in Grand Cayman. Even better than the food was the fellowship and the opportunity it gave seniors to catch up on local news, make new friends and share tales of yesteryear.
The group shared great laughs, East End resident Alan Ebanks, always one for getting seniors laughing, joined Raymond Conolly in a skit to try to make sense of the computer and its programmes in an old fashion sort of way. Based on the laughter and large applause, it was obvious that seniors were not too in the dark when it came to being computer savvy.
Some performances by seniors showed they were still active. Carmen Conolly’s long recital highlighted her sharp memory while another showed she could still hold a tune.
After all the recitals and speeches, guests were treated to a lunch of stew turtle and conch stew, fish, chicken, roast beef with white rice coleslaw, potato salad, rolls and cornbread provided by contributions from Tukka Restaurant, community residents and other sponsors.
Cabinet Minister Mike Adam and East End Member of the Legislative Assembly Arden McLean said they hoped seniors knew how much they were appreciated for passing on their skills and knowledge.