Older Persons Council to meet the public

The Older Persons’ Council is seeking input from Cayman’s senior citizen population and their families through a series of meetings in each of the Cayman Islands’ six districts.

The meetings will be held from mid-April through mid-May, according to organizers.

The council, which consists of 15 members and is headed by Lucille Seymour, was formed following the passage of the Older Persons Law. The council’s role, according to the legislation, is “to identify and advance senior citizens’ issues” by ensuring “access to services,” “social inclusion,” “anti-discriminatory practices” and “improved care,” including “physical, psychological, social or material assistance.”

The dates and times of the meetings are as follows:

  • Cayman Brac and Little Cayman: Wednesday, April 18, 12-2 p.m., at the Aston Rutty Centre;
  • George Town: Saturday, April 21, 5.30-7 p.m. at the Family Life Centre;
  • North Side: Wednesday, April 25, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Civic Centre;
  • West Bay: Saturday, April 28, 5.30-7 p.m. at the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School hall;
  • Bodden Town: Saturday, May 5, 5.30-7 p.m. at the Civic Centre;
  • East End: Saturday, May 12, 5.30-7 p.m. at the United Church Gun Bay Hall.

Light refreshments will be available at the district meetings.