Deadline for membership of Council of Older Persons extended

People interested in joining the new Council of Older Persons have until Friday, Aug. 11, to apply for membership.

Those who wish to submit a resumé to join the council “must be active, have a proven track record in advocating for older persons locally and be able to attend the council’s once-monthly meetings,” according to a government press release.

The council seeks to fill vacancies for six districts – one per district in Grand Cayman and one to represent the elderly communities in the Sister Islands. Remuneration will be available for members serving a four-year term.

The council aims to work to protect and promote the rights of the elderly, the government stated.

Applicants are asked to send an outline of their advocacy of and work experience with older people, including board memberships and voluntary work. The submission should also state why the applicant wishes to be considered for the council.

“The council is mandated to do whatever is necessary to ensure that services and programs are in place to meet the needs of older persons as identified in the implementation action plan, said Deborah Webb-Sibblies, acting director of the government’s Policy Coordination Unit and chairwoman of the Older Persons Policy Implementation Planning Task Force.

Applications can be emailed to [email protected] or hand delivered to the Government Administration Building’s reception: c/o Council of Older Persons, Deborah Webb-Sibblies, Cabinet Office, Government Administration Building, 133 Elgin Avenue, George Town, Grand Cayman, KY1-9000.

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