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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

Scaur Hill Community Donate To Age Concern

Scaur Hill Community Donate To Age Concern

The ‘Scaur Salad Tasting and Talent Night Party’ took place on Saturday, September 17, with the Scaur Hill community coming together to raise funds for Age Concern. Forty-five people from across Bermuda attended the event, including 14 newcomers, with $426 raised that day and a total of $720 donated to Age Concern by the Scaur Hill Community... Read more of this article

Axis Capital Donates To Age Concern Bermuda

Axis Capital Donates To Age Concern Bermuda

Axis Capital demonstrated its support of the island’s seniors by making a donation to Age Concern Bermuda, saying “we must never forget that older adults are an important part of the fabric of Bermuda.” According to the Axis Charity Committee, “The aim of our Charitable Donations Committee is to look for opportunities to support initiatives... Read more of this article

Podcast: Dr Fleming On Issues Affecting Seniors

Podcast: Dr Fleming On Issues Affecting Seniors

In the latest Bernews Podcast, we talk to Dr Claudette Fleming, the Executive Director of Age Concern, about issues affecting senior citizens in Bermuda. Dr Fleming talks about research she has done in Bermuda as well as the effects of the recession on Age Concern’s members.She also addresses the issue of income disparity and wealth transfer –... Read more of this article

Age Concern: “Take A Stand Against Ageism”

Age Concern: “Take A Stand Against Ageism”

Saturday [Oct 1] represents the World Health Organization’s [WHO] observance of the International Day of Older Persons, and the theme for the observance of the day this year is “Take a Stand Against Ageism”. According to WHO, “The World Health Assembly resolution related to the WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health, adopted... Read more of this article