Seniors invited to attend focus groups

The Ministry of Community Affairs, Youth and Sports is organizing focus groups to get input on the government’s “National Older Persons Policy.”

The focus group sessions will be held throughout next week, and anyone aged 60 and over is invited to attend.

Deputy Director in the Cabinet Office’s Policy Coordination Unit Deborah Webb-Sibblies said, “We thought it best to host the focus groups in each of the districts to ensure the older residents would be more comfortable speaking of the issues impacting them in their respective communities.”

Minister of Community Affairs Osbourne Bodden, said, “The more our seniors express their views and highlight issues, the better informed we will be when developing the policy.”

The group sessions will take place at the following dates and locations, at 10 a.m. to noon, unless otherwise specified:

Bodden Town: Monday, Aug. 1, Savannah United Church Hall

North Side: Tuesday, Aug. 2, William Pouchie Memorial Church Hall

Cayman Brac: Tuesday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aston Rutty Civic Centre

George Town: Wednesday, Aug. 3, South Sound Community Hall

East End: Thursday, Aug. 4, William McLaughlin Civic Centre

Little Cayman: Thursday, Aug. 4; 6-9 p.m., Grouper Room, Little Cayman Beach Resort

West Bay: Friday, Aug. 5, John Gray Memorial Church Hall