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Older Persons Focus Groups

Stakeholders brainstorm ideas and issues at the recent National Older Persons Policy Workshop.

Focus groups in all six districts of the Cayman Islands will allow persons aged 60 and over to provide input into the ongoing exercise to create an Older Persons Policy.

The focus groups for older persons, will take place throughout the Islands (Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman) during the week of Monday 1 August to Friday, 5 August 2016. The group sessions will take place from 10 am-12 noon, unless otherwise mentioned. The venues and dates are:

Bodden Town - Monday, 1 August - Savannah United Church Hall

North Side - Tuesday, 2 August - William Pouchie Memorial Church Hall

Cayman Brac - Tuesday 2 August; 10 am - 1 pm - Aston Rutty Civic Centre

George Town - Wednesday, 3 August - South Sound Community Hall

East End - Thursday, 4 August - William McLaughlin Civic Centre

Little Cayman - Thursday, 4 August; 6-9 pm - Grouper Room, Little Cayman Beach Resort.

West Bay - Friday, 5 August - John Gray Memorial Church Hall.

The Minister of Community Affairs, Youth and Sports, Hon. Osbourne Bodden, JP, is encouraging all residents 60 and over to attend and participate in this very important policy initiative. "The more our seniors express their views and highlight issues, the better informed we will be when developing the policy," he emphasised.

"The Steering Committee is continuing to consult and engage key stakeholders in the development of the National Older Persons Policy (NOPP)," explained Deputy Director in the Cabinet Office's Policy Coordination Unit Deborah Webb-Sibblies.

Ms Webb-Sibblies added: "We thought it best to host the focus groups in each of the districts to ensure the older residents would be more comfortable speaking of the issues impacting them in their respective communities."

(GIS)

For further information contact: Bina Mani




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