Age Concern: “The State Of Ageing In Bermuda”

October 27, 2015

Age Concern Bermuda is hosting a follow-up session of its Annual General Meeting so that seniors have an opportunity to question the Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden about the state of ageing and healthcare in Bermuda.

The meeting will take place at the Evangelical Church Hall in Paget on Thursday, October 29, 2015, commencing at 10:00 am, and the Minister will be available for the first hour of the day’s activities.


Age Concern held its AGM on September 15, 2015, and the Minister of Health provided the keynote address.

“Time ran out and we were unable to provide our members with a lengthy question and answer period so we have asked the Minister to come back and she has graciously agreed,” said Charles Jeffers, Age Concern’s, Advocacy Committee Chairperson. “

“We have also invited the Health Insurance Department of the Bermuda Government to provide a presentation on the recent changes and increases to HIP and FutureCare. The Health Insurance session will commence at 1:00 pm in the afternoon at the same venue.

“We were fully subscribed at the September meeting and had to turn some members away, we are therefore providing a second opportunity for this important information to be shared.” explained Mr. Jeffers.

The entire event will be from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and will include a documentary presentation by Age Concern on the state of ageing in Bermuda at 11:15am, in addition to the morning and afternoon presentations by government officials.

“We invite our members and interested members of the public to attend. Knowledge is power and we want to empower as many people as possible to share their concerns and receive the feedback they require. If seniors want to spend the entire day with us, we do not mind that either. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.” commented Claudette Fleming, Executive Director of Age Concern.

Persons wishing to register can contact Age Concern on 238-7525 or by email at

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  1. LVDT says:

    Good to know! Thank you.

  2. JUNK YARD DOG says:

    Senior People today are living longer and healthier yet they are branded as incapable and unfit at the early age of 65.

    It is said you will never learn any thing from a young person .

    Who do you think built Bermuda ?

    The young are quick to place our people into the ” Age box ” while they themselves are the ones who are mentally challenged with out their ” i ” computers and cell phones they are absolutely useless.

    In order for a country to function there is a need for diversity, we can not all be taxi drivers or chamber maids. People need to develop diverse skills, this is where an apprenticeship came in, there will always be a need for carpenters, mechanics etc ! all requiring English and math skills .

    The unions are to blame for encouraging the “one man one job”, look at where that has got us, with lots of people out of work, Bermuda needs to move forward with the times.

    The unions brought England to its knees 70 years ago.

    Are we all sitting on our thumbs waiting for the next miracle? We need to get along with one another,living in the past is over.

    There is the Sage report !

    Where is the Wage report?

    Are we the best at what we do ?
    What is our brand ?
    What is Bermuda’s national product ?
    What are we to be known for ?
    Where are we going ?
    Is service, all we have to offer ?

    What do you learn from the America’s Cup boats deck crew ? Victory does not come on a silver platter.

    The big problem here is the “down de road” mentality that may work out in the street, but not at the employment office.

    May be we can blame the education system for the ignorance or lets take it one step further and blame the teachers who have lost touch with modern day business requirements.

    what is the secret ? Trade ; Buying ; Selling and Marketing !

    Hey ! I was not born yesterday.