More than 200 seniors enjoyed a night of fellowship at the Bodden Town Civic Centre Tuesday night. The Eastern District Day was part of the ongoing celebrations of older persons during October, which was hosted by the Department of Children and Family Services.
Under the theme “60 plus – we all matter,” seniors attending the event enjoyed a number of presentations, such as dancing with the Swanky band, story-telling with Twyla Vargas, a musical performance by Wesley Howell and prizes and surprises.
Osbourne Bodden, MLA for Bodden Town, praised seniors for their outstanding contributions to Caymanian society, and Debbie Webb-Sibblies, deputy director for strategic and programing at Children and Family Services told the seniors to think positive every day and enjoy the things that would keep them young at heart. She also encouraged them to practice patience with younger members of society who are still struggling to achieve their life knowledge and experiences, and to give forgiveness as they allow their hearts to be softened by compassion and grace.
The Bodden Town Heritage Committee was thanked for preparing Caymanian dishes and the Lions Club of Grand Cayman was thanked for assisting with the food.