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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

Age Concern Congratulates Premier Burt & PLP

Age Concern Congratulates Premier Burt & PLP

Age Concern is congratulating Premier David Burt and the Progressive Labour Party [PLP] on their election victory. A spokesperson said, “Age Concern Bermuda congratulates Premier David Burt and the Progressive Labour Party on their election victory in becoming the new Government. “We look forward to working with the new Government and the Minister... Read more of this article

Caribbean Conference: Rights Of Older Persons

Caribbean Conference: Rights Of Older Persons

Age Concern Bermuda was present at the United Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean’s [ECLAC] convening of the Caribbean preparatory meeting for the Fourth Regional Intergovernmental Conference on Ageing and the Rights of Older Persons. The two-day meeting was convened in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, from 1-2... Read more of this article

Tuesdays At Sol Petroleum: Seniors Get 10% Off

Tuesdays At Sol Petroleum: Seniors Get 10% Off

Sol Petroleum Bermuda Ltd. and its family of Esso service stations has partnered with Age Concern and launched a promotion that offers seniors a discount on fuel for 8 weeks. Every Tuesday, from January 31st until March 21st, seniors or anyone 50 years old [or above] will receive 10% off fuel purchases at every Esso service station when they sign up... Read more of this article

Age Concern Support Call For Investigation

Age Concern Support Call For Investigation

Seniors advocacy group Age Concern Bermuda said they “support Premier Dunkley’s call into an investigation into the actions of police officers that occurred on Friday at the House of Assembly, saying that of “notable concern” is the “use of pepper spray and other possible forms of physical harm, seemingly without warning or... Read more of this article