From left, Andre Ebanks, deputy chief officer in the Ministry of Community Affairs, Pines manager Lynda Mitchell and Maples Group's Paul Lumsden with the Pines' new truck.

The Pines Retirement Home has a new truck to help with its deliveries, collection of food supplies and household donations, thanks to Maples Group.

The company donated the multipurpose vehicle last week to The Pines to assist the organisation in conducting its day-to-day operations more efficiently, including transporting medical equipment to and from the home, and the transportation of residents to and from medical appointments.

Andre Ebanks, deputy chief officer in the Ministry of Community Affairs, was instrumental in bringing this sponsorship to fruition, working closely with the Maples Group to identify local community projects, and also with The Pines Retirement Home to identify funding and support requirements, according to a Maples press release.

“We are pleased to continue to support The Pines Retirement Home and hope that the new vehicle will enhance the overall care of the residents. Their continued efforts to provide critical care and services to our senior community members is very important to us,” said Paul Lumsden, managing partner of the Maples Group’s legal services division in the Cayman Islands.

“We are so blessed to have an organisation such as Maples Group who support our mission for the care of Older Persons in the Cayman Islands. We have a long-standing partnership with them and our board of directors, residents and staff are most grateful for the donation of this new vehicle and for their continued support,” said Pines manager Lynda Mitchell.

Previously, the Maples Group and its staff have provided funding for the new Pines building, volunteered at the retirement home’s annual Thanksgiving Day luncheon, decorated the home during the Christmas holiday period and served as board members.

The Pines Retirement Home was established in 1983. It is a 48-bed non-profit full-time residential facility that provides nursing care for older persons within the Cayman Islands community. Its services include residential, respite, day and assisted living care for older people who suffer from a variety of chronic conditions associated with ageing. Currently, 39 seniors reside at The Pines Retirement Home.