Seniors treated to a night out for Older Persons’ Month

| 21/10/2016 | 0 Comments
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DCFS director Felicia Robinson congratulates Crosby Walton and Glennis Ramoon for being named king and queen

(CNS Local Life): Two George Town seniors were crowned king and queen at the Older Persons’ Month Seniors’ Bash dance competition on Saturday, 15 October 2016. They and 198 other attendees from across the Cayman Islands attended the dinner dance, with live music provided by the New Generation band. Crowned king at the end of the night, Crosby Walton, originally from Cayman Brac, got a standing ovation for his rendition of a Frank Sinatra standard. Glennis Ramoon was named queen.

The event, organised by the Department of Children and Family Services, is one of the highlights of the Older Persons’ Month calendar.

Gayle Connolly, 65, was one of eight Cayman Brac attendees. It was the West End resident’s first time at the bash. In a government press release, she said she particularly appreciated the singing by entertainer Barbara Gee, whose repertoire included “Queen of the Silver Dollar.”

Sarah Ebanks, 80, who is a resident of the Golden Age Home in West Bay, said, “I enjoyed it very much as I saw a lot of friends I’d not seen in months.” The former North Side resident especially liked dancing to the live calypso music. “The crowd and the music were excellent,” she said. “That’s when you can put it on the floor.”

Ebanks also said that the atmosphere, good food and music reminded her of the town hall dances she and her friends frequented as young adults.

Trevor Watler, an octogenarian from East End, thought the meal was “fabulous” but didn’t dance due to hip and back problems. He said he would especially have liked to dance a waltz or two as they were particular favourites in his heyday.

The king and queen each received a brunch voucher for two from the Westin Grand Cayman, where the event was held.

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