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Seniors make sport

St Lucy District Hospital hosts games for elderly

Residents from the St Lucy District Hospital, Gordon Cummings District Hospital, the Geriatric Hospital, the Psychiatric Hospital and the St Philip District Hospital enjoyed a day of fun and friendly

rivalry recently at the St Lucy District Hospital Senior Citizen Games.

The event, sponsored by Arawak Cement, saw the participants competing in various events including the water-cup, 50 metres and three-legged races among others. They were also entertained with a line dancing presentation by staff and friends of the institution.

Rupert Greene, general manager of Arawak Cement, noted that this was approximately the eighth year the company had supported the games: “Each year we are more than happy to lend our support to the hospital as the event is a major hit with the residents.

“It is always a pleasure to host these events for the residents as it gives them a full day of activity which they totally enjoy.

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“We are happy to be a part of that process and pledge our continued commitment and support,” he said.

Thanking Arawak for their support, acting principal nursing officer/matron at the hospital, Marcia Hoyte, said: “The games form a part of our celebrations for senior citizens week and is one of the major events.

“We cannot thank Arawak enough for assistance as this day is extremely important for our residents as it helps to stimulate them mentally, physically and spiritually and, at the same time, gives them the opportunity to socialise.”

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