(PRESS RELEASE) – The International Day of Older Persons is an opportunity to highlight the important contributions that older people make to society and raise awareness of the joys and challenges of ageing in today’s world.
On Sunday October 1st, 2017 Saint Lucia joined the world in celebrating International Day for the Elderly with a creole exhibition at Comfort Bay.
Minister for Culture Sen. Hon. Fortuna Belrose emphasised the need for people to respect and honour the Elderly “As a young person I was taught to honour my mother and father so my days may be long on this earth. What is lacking in our society today, is the respect for our seniors. If it were not for the elderly our society would not be shaped properly. They have worked and gave a great level of support to our culture. You the very important to us and that is why our government is one that is compassionate and will ensure that your expectations are no different than what is expected in our country.”
The event brought together members of the Club 60 and mothers and fathers groups from the south.
The theme for 2017 was “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents.