Celebration ‘Hope’ planned for seniors

October is Older Persons Month and the Department of Children and Family Services is hosting events to celebrate the elderly in the community.

The focus of this year’s Older Persons Month is “Helping Older Persons Excel: Hope.”

According to Debbie Webb-Sibblies, deputy director for strategic and programming services of the Department of Children and Family Services, this month’s theme was chosen for the community to look at how the interests of older residents can be recognized and how opportunities can be made available to continue to provide them support services.

Ms. Webb-Sibblies is also the 2014 committee chairperson for older persons.

The monthlong celebration kicks off with a luncheon at the Family Life Centre from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Other activities are:

A seniors’ service and luncheon at Little Cayman Baptist Church, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 12.

The Eastern District Day at the East End Civic Centre, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 14.

A seniors’ island tour in Cayman Brac on Oct. 15.

A seniors’ social at the Aston Rutty Civic Centre on the Brac from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 22.

A folk song concert at the Harquail Theatre in Grand Cayman at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24.

A “Circle of Love” prayer breakfast at the Marriott Beach Resort Grand Cayman from 8:30 am until 11 a.m. on Oct. 25.

A seniors’ bash at the Marriott Beach Resort Grand Cayman from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Oct. 29.

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