Tea and memories at Government House

| 19/10/2008

(CNS): Described as an opportunity to show how much we value and respect our senior citizens, seventy of Cayman’s older residents journeyed down memory lane and reflected on times gone by with H.E the Governor Stuart Jack last week at Government House during a tea party held in their honour which included a performance by Olive Miller (left).

The Governor welcomed each of his guests, thanking themfor attending despite the rainy weather. Olive Miller, who represents the elderly on the United Nations International Day of Older Persons Planning Committee, explained that the guest list changes each year.

“We want to make sure that everyone gets a chance to come,” she said. “Some are from Cayman Brac and in those cases, relatives who may not have seen them for years also get a chance to catch up.”

In true tea party tradition, attendees participated in a theme song, written annually by Miller, before the feasting and socialising began. This year’s song, set to the tune of Jingle Bells, reflected on “things now rare”, “happy days”, and “some things we don’t miss.”

The Governor’s Tea Party is one of the many activities scheduled in observance of Older Persons Month. Also on hand to share in the festivities were Ministry of Health and Human Services Chief Officer Diane Montoya, and Department of Children and Family Services Director Deanna Lookloy.

 

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