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Bodden Town East senior’s day out

Local News 08 Nov, 2021 Follow News

There was lots of food, fun and fellowship for the Bodden Town East picnic at the Harry McCoy Park in Bodden Town

Harry McCoy Snr. Park is a great place for a picnic

About 50 Bodden Town East seniors who came out to Harry McCoy Sr. Park in Bodden Town enjoyed a picnic, and then a walk around Nurse Josie’s heritage home, to take a look, and maybe remember all the different artifacts and pictures from yesteryear.

Elected Member for Bodden Town East, Dwayne Seymour, has made a commitment to providing monthly social events for the seniors, and there is always fun, food and fellowship. It is hard for seniors, especially those who live by themselves, to avoid getting isolated these days, but it is ten times worse in these days of Covid. But when people like Mr. Seymour, along with all his team and the volunteers who always step up to the plate, seniors are bound to feel that somebody cares. It’s lovely to see old friends and catch up, and meeting regularly means not losing touch.

The wonderful Jr. Douglas band was there, putting out some cool tunes, and people enjoyed their lunch. There was Cayman-style beef and baked chicken on the menu, along with corn, and fish, and rice n’ beans. Despite the masks, everyone had lots of fun. The older folks can sure teach the younger ones a thing or two about dancing and when they got up, you should have seen them get going. There was a prize for the best dancer, and also for the oldest person there.

“Thanks to the volunteers for such help. We want to do more; we want to involve the community. People don’t understand how important it is for us to interact with our seniors and listen to them,” Mr Seymour said.

“A special thank-you to Mrs Mary Lawrence from Nurse Josie’s Heritage Home for giving the seniors a tour and explaining the importance of working to preserve Cayman’s cultural history by opening doorways into our past,” Mr Seymour continued, “These committee members are keepers of a tremendous wealth of historic treasures. The artifacts on display tell the stories of pioneer hardships and the people who built Cayman’s communities, as well as heroic tales of sea life.”

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