Monday, October 1, 2018

Int'l Day of Older Persons

Photo shows highlights of last week's CCRP 2018 Living Legacy Awards event honouring Nurse Joy Crooks, Dr Jean Small, Hon. Glen Christian. They are pictured here with Sponsor Butch Hendrickson, Chairman of National Baking Company, Hon Shahine Robinson, Minister of Labour & Social Security and Hon Bruce Golding, former Prime Minister of Jamaica.

Message from Mona Ageing & Wellness Centre

Each year October 1 is observed as International Day of Older Persons. The theme for this year's observance is "Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions" with the aim to acknowledge the contribution of advocates and champions of human rights and:

       "*Promote* the rights enshrined in the [Universal Declaration of Human Rights] and what it means in the daily lives of older persons;


       *Raise* the visibility of older people as participating members of society committed to improving the enjoyment of human rights in many areas of life and not just those that affect them immediately;


       *Reflect* on progress and challenges in ensuring full and equal enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms by older persons; and


       *Engage* broad audiences across the world and mobilize people for human rights at all stages of life."

We at the Mona Ageing and Wellness Centre salute you for your invaluable contribution to our society. We urge you to continue to let your voices be heard and your presence felt in all spheres of society.

Annie  Watkins

Mona Ageing and Wellness Centre              
The University of the West Indies, Mona
3 Gibraltar Camp Way                                  
Kingston 7, Jamaica                                     
Office: 1-876-970-6634
Direct: 1-876-970-6635

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