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Climbing High! Brewins Reach Top Of Kilimanjaro

Climbing High! Brewins Reach Top Of Kilimanjaro

Jonathan Brewin and his son Somers have reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, with the father and son duo literally climbing high in their quest to raise funds for the island’s seniors. The highest mountain on the African continent, Mount Kilimanjaro stands some 19,340 feet above sea level, and the Brewins undertook the challenging  multi day... Read more of this article

Climbing Kilimanjaro For Bermuda’s Seniors

Climbing Kilimanjaro For Bermuda’s Seniors

Jonathan Brewin, Director of Age Concern Bermuda and Chairman of the organizations Audit & Risk Committee will be taking some risks of his own on February 22 – March 2 when he and his son Somers climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Donations for the climb are being raised to support Age Concern, Bermuda’s primary non-profit advocacy group for senior... Read more of this article

Age Concern: 84% Not In Favor Of Rental Tax

Age Concern: 84% Not In Favor Of Rental Tax

Age Concern Bermuda thanked the “over 500 persons” who responded to their request for input over the idea of a rental tax, saying that “84% of respondents were not in favor of a rental tax and of those, 94% expressed that seniors should be exempted from a rental tax, should it be imposed.” The Government is considering taxing... Read more of this article

Seniors Concerns Over Proposed Rental Tax

Seniors Concerns Over Proposed Rental Tax

Age Concern Bermuda said they acknowledge the concerns raised about the proposed rental tax and its “implication on senior home owners and seniors who rent,” and said they will be meeting with the Minister of Finance next week to discuss the matter. The Government are considering taxing rents, with their Pre-Budget report saying, “In... Read more of this article

Age Concern Highlights Sponsors & Partners

Age Concern Highlights Sponsors & Partners

Age Concern highlighted their local businesses and community partners at their annual general meeting. A spokesperson said, “Age Concern Bermuda acknowledged local businesses and community partners at its AGM on September 25, who provide gratis and/or discounted services to the charitable organization. “MJM, Barristers & Attorneys were... Read more of this article

Video: Age Concern Presentation On Housing

Video: Age Concern Presentation On Housing

Age Concern Bermuda held their Annual General Meeting this afternoon [Sept 25] at Evangelical Church, featuring guest speaker Deborah Wiegand of the Green House Project, who discussed “a long-term care housing solution that is revolutionizing elder care in the United States.” The Green House Project website says, “We envision homes... Read more of this article

Fleming: ‘Proponent Of Raising Retirement Age’

Fleming: ‘Proponent Of Raising Retirement Age’

“Age Concern has been a proponent of raising the retirement age for several decades,” Executive Director Dr. Claudette Fleming said, adding that “we believe that those who are capable of working and that have the desire to work should not be subjected to forced retirement.” Dr Fleming’s comments follow after Premier David... Read more of this article

Age Concern Offering Health Checks On Nov 29

Age Concern Offering Health Checks On Nov 29

Age Concern is holding its third and final health check for the year at the St. James Church in Somerset on Wednesday, November 29th from 10:00 am – 2:00pm, and adults aged 50 and above are urged to attend and take advantage of the offering of free vital checks, eye and dental screenings. Anita Furbert RN, Education Coordinator for Age Concern stated,... Read more of this article

ThinkFest Teams Up With Age Concern Charity

ThinkFest Teams Up With Age Concern Charity

ThinkMedia and Age Concern announced that a portion of revenue from ThinkFest will benefit Age Concern’s seniors’ hardship fund. For every $30 standard ticket booked at Age Concern’s new office located in the Fort Knox building at #1 Burnaby st, $5 will go directly into the fund. ThinkMedia founder Ayo Johnson said, “This initiative actually... Read more of this article

Age Concern Relocates To City Of Hamilton

Age Concern Relocates To City Of Hamilton

After twelve years at Charities House on Point Finger Road in Paget, Age Concern is relocating. On Tuesday, November 14, Age Concern will join sponsoring partners, Fort Knox in their office space at the central location of 1 Burnaby Street, Hamilton on the corner of Church and Burnaby Streets. The office will launch a Field Desk, as a pilot project,... Read more of this article

Age Concern Raises Over $10K For Seniors

Age Concern Raises Over $10K For Seniors

September 29 marked the official International Day of the Older Person, with Age Concern volunteers and supporters taking to the streets to raise money for the organization’s work with senior citizens in recognition of the day. A spokesperson said, “Age Concern has been spreading the word on the value of older citizens in Bermuda since 1978.... Read more of this article

Age Concern On The Upcoming Throne Speech

Age Concern On The Upcoming Throne Speech

Tomorrow [Sept 8] the House of Assembly will convene and the 2017 Throne Speech will be delivered, which will outline the Government’s Legislative Agenda for the year ahead. When asked if there was anything specific they would like to see in the Throne Speech, a spokesperson for Age Concern told Bernews that they are “interested in hearing... Read more of this article

Age Concern Hosts Health Event For Seniors

Age Concern Hosts Health Event For Seniors

Age Concern Bermuda successfully hosted its second health clinic for the year in the East End of the island at the Lamb-Foggo Urgent Care Centre earlier this month, with the event serving 75 seniors within a period of four hours for vitals, dental and eye screenings. Executive Director of Age Concern Bermuda, Dr. Claudette Fleming indicated that the... Read more of this article