September 15, 2023

Rediscovering passion: Pursuing hobbies and interests in retirement

The transition to retirement ushers in a new phase of life. It’s time to enjoy the freedom and investigate new options after years of hard work and responsibility. The opportunity to rediscover and pursue pastimes and interests that may have been neglected throughout the hectic years of career-building and family-raising is one of the most […]

High-frequency radiation could slow Alzheimer’s

Dreamstime By Lynn C. Allison From Newsmax Researchers from Peking University have found that a specific frequency of radiation could slow or even prevent the onset of diseases like Alzheimer’s. The radiation targets clumps of misfolded proteins called amyloids, which are thought to be a defining trait in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. […]

St K&N: Prime Minister Hon Dr. Terrance Drew Celebrates Seniors at Independence Cultural Celebration

Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Terrance Drew addressing the seniors at the Seniors Independence Cultural Celebration at the National Heroes Park Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis, September 7, 2023, (Press Secretary, PMO) – Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Hon Dr. Terrance Drew attended the Seniors Independence Cultural Celebration held at the National Heroes Park on Wednesday […]


Happy National Senior Citizens Day On National Senior Citizens Day we are encouraged to explore the diversity of aging experiences and challenge the dominant narrative on aging by seeking fulfillment as we grow older.  Indeed, more of our elders are eschewing retirement (and golf courses) to work longer into their later years, thereby enriching our lives with their experience […]

Cayman: DCFS seeking nominations for Older Person’s Month Ambassadors

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR OLDER PERSON’S MONTH AMBASSADORS George Town, 22 August, 2023: Older person’s month is celebrated in Cayman throughout the month of October. The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is once again inviting the community to submit nominations for “Ambassadors” in order to recognise and celebrate their […]

Exposure to scents during sleep boosts memory

Dreamstime By Lynn Allison From Newsmax A new study found that older adults who were exposed to specific scents as they slept performed better on verbal memory tests. They also experienced improved function in the brain pathway that supports memory formation. The study, published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, noted that cognitive loss in older adults is […]

Government increases stipends for older persons, Seafarers, Veterans & Persons Living with Permanent Disabilities

Grand Cayman, August 7 2023 – Older persons and adults living with permanent disabilities who receive financial assistance from the Cayman Islands Government, will see their monthly stipends from the Needs Assessment Unit (NAU) increase by more than 30% immediately. Recipients of Long-Term Financial Assistance (formerly known as Permanent Financial Assistance) and the Seafarers and […]

HSA offers new geriatric service for patients 60 and over

Dr Glaister Bell, Older people living in the Cayman Islands will now be able to access specialised geriatric medical care through the Health Services Authority’s (HSA) Specialist Clinic located at the Smith Road Medical Centre.  Geriatric medical care involves the study, diagnosis and treatment of diseases or conditions associated with older adults, including multiple chronic […]

Cayman: The Council of Older Persons mourns loss of Council Member

Mr Conolly poses for a photo in 2019 when he was one of the Older Persons Month Ambassadors Friday, 21 July 2023 – It is with profound sadness that the Council of Older Persons (the Council) sadly announces the loss of one of its stalwart Members, Mr. Hermon Howard McFarlane (“Mac”) Conolly. Mr. Conolly was appointed to […]

Chamber’s Leadership Cayman 2023 Class presents Wheels for Meals to raise funds for Meals on Wheels

George Town – The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce Leadership Cayman (LC) class of 2023 is hosting a fundraising event ‘Wheels for Meals’ at Vital Spinbar & Yogaden in Grand Harbour on Saturday, June 24 from 9am to 2pm. All proceeds from this fun-filled fundraiser will go to the charity Meals on Wheels (MOW) with […]