Over 50 senior citizens benefitted from a treat hosted by the
South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) in celebration of Senior
The seniors came from the parishes of Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Thomas
and St. Catherine. Majority of them came from the communities of Kingston
and St. Andrew including members from the Golden Age Home, Maxfield
Community, Spring Field Community Church, Duke Street United Church and
Gordon Town Citizens Club.
Senior Citizens’ month is geared towards promoting a healthy lifestyle,
especially among the elderly. This is in keeping with the mandate of the
Jamaica Moves campaign spearheaded by the Ministry of Health.
The seniors were exposed to a number of activities including aquatic
physical therapy exercises to strengthen the muscles and to provide relief
for knee and back pains. The therapy session was led by the Kingston Public
Hospital (KPH) Physiotherapy Department.
In addition, other activities for the day included educational sessions as
well as health checks.