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CCRP started the year with a bang, hosting one of the first major event to mark Jamaica 50 with our high profile Living Legacy Awards on February 8.

CCRP Jamaica 50 Living Legacy Awards

CCRP started the year with a bang, hosting one of the first major events to mark Jamaica 50 with our high profile Living Legacy Awards on February 8. A total of 62 senior nation builders were honoured at a gala function at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Their contributions were so inspiring that both an electronic and a traditional book are being produced, using our citations summarizing their diverse achievements.


CCRP Patron, His Excellency Sir Patrick Allen and CCRP Chair Prof. Denise Eldemire-Shearer congratulate former Governor General Sir Howard Cooke on his award.




Joy Baker “Mama Joy” (right) accepts her award from CCRP Chair Prof. Denise Eldemire-Shearer.  Sharing the moment is former CCRP Vice Chair Aloun Ndombet Assamba




St. Patrick’s Day

Over 100 members enjoyed an afternoon of Irish cheer, Jamaican fun and valuable information, as Digicel joined the CCRP on March 17 for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at our headquarters. This was the CCRP’s second St. Patrick’s Day celebration, and Digicel provided sponsorship for both. Its then CEO for Jamaica, Mark Linehan, born on St. Patrick’s Day, was serenaded by seniors at the event.

Not only did Digicel sponsor the CCRP St. Patrick’s Day celebration last Saturday, but Digicel Jamaica CEO Mark Linehan took time out to celebrate with CCRP members.  This was a double celebration for Mark as it was also his birthday! He is seen here with member Irene Walter.



Digicel’s former CEO Mark Linehan chats with CCRP Caring Committee Chair Irene Walter




Devon House Tour with Trinidad & Tobago Seniors

Seniors from the Pear Gomez-Jones Seniors Citizens Centre in Trinidad visited our island in April.   They were invited to join us for a tour of Devon House and to share our world famous Devon House ice-cream.

Seniors from Trinidad & Tobago with CCRP members at Devon House



Seniors from Trinidad and Tobago with  High Commissioner to Jamaica Dr. Iva Gloudon (centre front) and  CCRP members at Devon House







2nd Anniversary Expo

We marked our second anniversary by honouring five veteran Jamaican Olympians, at a one-day Expo themed Diamonds in Jamaican Gold. These were: Dr. Cynthia Thompson, Vilma Charlton, Grace Jackson-Small, Donald Quarrie and Bertland Cameron. The June 16 event, staged in the Pegasus ballroom, also featured exhibits and presentations on Financial Readiness for Seniors.

Olympic Diamonds Honoured  at CCRP Expo




Veteran Olympians L-R: Grace Jackson, Bertland Cameron, Dr. Cynthia Thompson, Vilma Charlton, displaying their awards





National Centenarians' Day

CCRP joined the National Council for Senior Citizens’ (NCSC) to honour 103 year old community leader Samuel Green, for Jamaica’s National Centenarian’s Day, May 20. The function took place at his home in Duhaney Park when our Caring Committee made a special presentation to him. Mr. Green, who declares the simple secret to long life is “eat well, sleep well, no stress”, is well known and much loved in Duhaney Park, where he has lived for the past 57 years.

CCRP honours centenarian Samuel Green



Verla Seymour (right) member of the Caring Committee presents gift basket, compliments of National Baking Company, to centenarian Samuel Green





Groovy Grandparents’ Day

CCRP members and friends enjoyed a happy get-together on September 30, sponsored by BCIC. Venue was The Deck in New Kingston. CCRP along with the National Council for Senior Citizens (NRSC) staged a retro fashion show, and the seniors group “Recycled Teenagers” presented amazing dance items. CCRP made presentations to outgoing NRSC Executive Director Beverley Hall-Taylor for her years of service to Jamaican seniors, and to Arun Sethi for his generosity in producing our Jamaica 50 Living Legacy video feature.

NCSC Recycled Teenagers in Action




Members of the NCSC 'Recycled Teenagers' with dance instructor Carl Campbell (centre) in action at Grandparents’ Day event





Christmas Social

Members shared Christmas cake and sorrel, and took part in lots of fun activities at the December 13 Christmas Social, held at the Hope Zoo. A presentation was made to (a representative of) Kenny Benjamin of Guardsman, in thanks for providing the venue.

Jean Lowrie Chin presenting to guardsman's  Horace Kidd



Guardsman representative Horace Kidd collects Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of Kenny Benjamin from CCRP Founder and CEO Jean Lowrie-Chin


It was  a pleasure serving you our members over the past year. We thank you for your tremendous support and we look forward to serving you even better this year.  We take this opportunity to wish you all long life, prosperity and all that is good for 2013 and beyond!

From the CCRP Family


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