Age Concern Raises Over $10K For Seniors

October 16, 2017

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. The organization now serves over 5800 seniors in various capacities from health and wellness, education, advocacy, legal matters, financial hardship support and discounts at various locations across the island.

“Age Concern administers its services with a small, core team of staff members and dedicated volunteers. In preparation for International Day of the Older Person, Age Concern volunteers worked many tireless hours to organize and initiate over 125 volunteers, most of whom are seniors themselves, to raise awareness for the day and to assist in raising money for the work of the organization.

“The effort resulted in just over $10,000 being raised.”

Deborah Outerbridge, Development Officer for Age Concern, said, “We are taking this opportunity to thank our volunteers; the merchants that allowed us to tag in front of their stores and; equally important, members of the public, who gave so generously in support of Age Concern.

“We especially acknowledge our supporting merchant partners Arnolds Group of Companies; Bank of Butterfield; Gibbons Company; Gorham’s; HSBC; Lindo’s Family Foods; Market Place stores; Peoples Pharmacy; SOL/ESSO family of stations; Supermart; Phoenix group of Companies; and Miles Market.

“We want to reaffirm to the public and our supporters that we will continue to work unremittingly with all segments of the community until age is no longer a concern for Bermudians.”

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