Saluting the elderly - National Senior Citizens Week starts Sunday

September 22, 2017
In this file photo, residents Patsy Jentle (standing) and Jane Burrell (seated) participate in a treat that was held for the elderly in Kingston.

The annual National Senior Citizens Week will be observed from September 24, 2017 to October 2, 2017.

The week of activities is aimed at honouring and recognising older citizens in Jamaica and highlighting their contribution to nation-building and socio-economic development.

Labour and Social Security Minister Shahine Robnson is expected to provide details about activities, which will include national church services, inter-generational tree-planting exercise, parish awards ceremonies and an evening of entertainment.

National Grandparents' Day will be observed on Sunday, while next Saturday, September 30 had been designated by the United Nations as International Day for Older Persons.

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