October is celebrated as international older persons month and in Cayman, that included a weekend event designed to connect seniors to resources they might need.
The older persons expo was put on by the Department of Children and Family Services.
It featured a steel band from Triple C School and booths from different organizations, from farmers crops to health clinics.
There was also a serious message to be shared about age discrimination.
“Good fun and very instructional for all the people who are here.” Said Coach, Jason Harper
“Person’s don’t really recognize at times how we treat older persons, how we speak to them, they are sort of disregarded because the younger person are there, we think younger persons are more able, so that’s why we wanted to be able to present this topic.” Said Acting Deputy Director of the Department of Children & Family services, Cassandra Fearon.
The United Nations population fund says that people 60 and older make up 12 percent of global population now, but by 2050, that number will rise to around 22 percent.