Brunch celebrates older persons

| 13/10/2016 | 0 Comments
Some of the many attendees at the brunch

Some of the many attendees at the brunch

(CNS Local Life): More than 150 seniors attended the Circle of Love prayer brunch on Saturday, 8 October 2016 as part of Cayman’s Older Persons’ Month events. Organised by Circle of Love Women’s Ministry in partnership with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), the event was held in the Triple C School Hall.

Attendees from across Grand Cayman enjoyed a packed programme including musical entertainment, spot prizes for correctly answering general knowledge questions and a generous buffet.

The brunch formally began with opening remarks and a prayer by emcee Julie Hunter, the founder of the women’s ministry, who implored members of society to listen and learn from the elderly who had “battled the storms of life…[and] given so much to us.”

She also called for a minute’s silence to remember those who had passed since the previous year.

Minister of Community Affairs, Youth and Sports Osbourne Bodden outlined the outreach work of Circle of Love and its partnership with his Ministry.

Paulinda Mendoza-Williams, DCFS deputy director of clinical services, spoke about the need to eradicate ageism in society. She also reflected on the government’s shepherding of the draft Older Persons’ Policy, which is aimed at addressing many issues faced by that age group in the community.

Highlights of the entertainment at the annual event included a rendition of “Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On” by an East End resident, and a monologue and inspirational singing by Quincy Brown. Dennom Bodden provided live music for those inclined to dance.

 

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