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Age Concern Bermuda On Covid-19 Precautions

Age Concern Bermuda On Covid-19 Precautions

Age Concern Bermuda says that it has reached out to its members to provide advice on precautions amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. A spokesperson said, “Age Concern Bermuda is stressing the importance to seniors and those in contact with them of following protocols provided to the public via the Ministry of Health and the Bermuda Government.... Read more of this article

Video: Town Hall Meeting On Health Plan

Video: Town Hall Meeting On Health Plan

[Updated] Age Concern Bermuda is holding a Town Hall Meeting regarding the proposed health plan this evening [Dec 4] at the Salvation Army Citadel on North Street in Hamilton, and the live video is below. The panel is scheduled to include Dr. Henry Dowling of the Bermuda Medical Doctors’ Association; Dr. Ricki Brathwaite of the Bermuda Health Council;... Read more of this article

Age Concern Set To Host Health Plan Forum

Age Concern Set To Host Health Plan Forum

Age Concern Bermuda is getting set to host a Health Plan Forum on Wednesday, December 4 starting at 5.30pm at the Salvation Army Citadel on North Street in Hamilton. A spokesperson said, “Caregivers, working age and older adults are being invited by Age Concern Bermuda to hear information on the proposed Bermuda National Health Plan and the... Read more of this article

Age Concern To Host Town Hall On Health Plan

Age Concern To Host Town Hall On Health Plan

Age Concern Bermuda will host a town hall meeting on Wednesday evening [Dec 4] about the proposed health plan. The event poster says, “Engage with a panel. Express your concerns. Ask the necessary questions. “Topic Discussion: Proposed National Health Plan. How does it affect older adults living in Bermuda? “Guest Speakers: Minister... Read more of this article

Honorary Board Members: Simmons & Jeffers

Honorary Board Members: Simmons & Jeffers

Ottiwell Simmons and Charles Jeffers were made Honorary Board Members at Age Concern Bermuda’s Annual General Meeting held yesterday [Sept 11] at the Evangelical Church Hall in Paget. Fellow Director Jonathan Brewin presented the awards, stating that while Mr. Simmons might be best known as a former President of the Bermuda Industrial Union or for... Read more of this article

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