One of the first places of interest visited by the group was the home of the oldest person alive in St. Kitts and Nevis, 111-year-old Ms Florence Baker, who will turn 112 on Tuesday October 19.
According to supervisor of the Seniors Programme in Nevis, Mrs. Garcia Hendrickson, since the Department of Social Services was revamped four years ago, the excursion to St. Kitts has become an item that the seniors have always looked forward to every October, as it helps them to break the monotony of life.
On arrival in St. Kitts they were met by the recently retired supervisor of Social Welfare, Mrs Anne Wigley, who told them that her love for the seniors had forced her out retirement for that one day.
The stop at Black Rocks was quite rewarding as many observed that they had never been there, while a few said with pride that they would have come there, in the company of visiting relatives from overseas. The next stop was the Beaumont Park at Dieppe Bay where they toured the facilities, even though it was not a race day.
The final stop was the St. Paul’s Community Centre where members of the Golden Years Club, led by its vice president, Mrs Rosalyn Bradshaw-Grant welcomed them. Lunch was served at the community centre but before they enjoyed their meal they entertained themselves with songs and dance.
Celebrations to mark the month of the elderly in Nevis will continue on Sunday October 24th and according to supervisor of the Seniors Programme, Mrs Garcia Hendrickson, a variety concert is being planned for that date.