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Cayman Islands Government

Elderly Feted

His Excellency the Governor Mr Stuart Jack, CVO, welcomes each guest.

Seventy of Cayman's older residents recently journeyed down memory lane during a Government House tea party held in their honour.

Describing the event as "an opportunity to show how much we value and respect our senior citizens," His Excellency the Governor Mr Stuart Jack, CVO, welcomed each of his guests, thanking them for attending despite the rainy weather.

Mrs Olive Miller, MBE, Cert Hon, JP, who represents the elderly on the United Nations International Day of Older Persons Planning Committee, explained that the guest list changes each year.

"We want to make sure that everyone gets a chance to come," she said. "Some are from Cayman Brac and in those cases, relatives who may not have seen them for years also get a chance to catch up."

Seniors enjoying the ambience

In true tea party tradition, attendees participated in a theme song, written annually by Mrs Miller, before the feasting and socialising began. This year's song, set to the tune of Jingle Bells, reflected on "things now rare", "happy days", and "some things we don't miss."

The Governor's Tea Party is one of the many activities scheduled in observance of Older Persons Month. Also on hand to share in the festivities were Ministry of Health and Human Services Chief Officer Diane Montoya, and Department of Children and Family Services Director Deanna Lookloy.

For further information contact: Kenisha Morgan