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CCRP Jamaica hosts HIV/AIDS Awareness Workshop for Mature Adults

CCRP Jamaica with the support of the US President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programme hosted the first in a series of HIV/AIDS workshops to encourage older persons to become Advocates for HIV/AIDS Awareness. The first workshop was held on December 11 at St.Peter & Paul Parish Hall. The others will be held early in the New Year.

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Diabetes in Elderly Adults: Statistics & Care Guidelines

Recent research has shown that there has been an increase in cases of diabetes in the over sixty-five age group. The importance of recognising and understanding the signs of diabetes and prediabetes and how to care for an elderly adult if diagnosed with the disease cannot be over emphasised.

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CCRP 2012 Events

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.

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Full House at CCRP Wellness Seminar

Chairman of the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons Limited (CCRP), Lascelles Chin, is reminding retirees that wellness is not an option but instead a mandatory goal for living a full life. Chin was speaking at a wellness seminar attended by hundreds of retirees participating in discussions directed at bettering their health.

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CCRP Members Receive Smartphone Training from Digicel

The Caribbean Community of Retired Persons, recently celebrated our 4th Anniversary with an Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Members' Social. The event was sponsored by Digicel and GraceKennedy Limited. The AGM was followed by a Data/Smartphone training session for members conducted by Digicel Data Experts.

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CCRP Honours 62 'Living Legends' in Celebration of Jamaica's Golden Jubilee

February 9, 2012: Sixty-two Jamaicans who have given outstanding service to nation-building were yesterday recognized and awarded as ‘Living Legends’ by the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP), at its Jamaica 50 Living Legacy Awards held in commemoration of Jamaica’s Golden Jubilee. The event took place at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Over 500 guests packed the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel Ballroom, in support of the ‘Living Legends’.

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CCRP members display talent

The Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) in association with LASCO Distributors Limited hosted a Talent and Games evening yesterday at the Constant Spring Golf Club in Kingston. The organization founded last year, advocates sharing the wisdom and experiences fostered by retired persons who continue to empower and contribute to the development of the Caribbean community.

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CCRP JAMAICA AWARDED GRANT UNDER THE US AMBASSADOR’S PEPFAR PROGRAMME TO CONDUCT HIV/AIDS WORKSHOPS

The Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) has been awarded a grant under the Ambassador’s 2013 United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programme. The programme which is a component of the PEPFAR global initiative is geared towards helping countries around the world in the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The funds will be used to conduct as series of HIV/AIDS sensitization workshops for older persons.

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Jamaica Ageing Population

Prof. Denise Eldemire-Shearer, Chair of the CCRP and Director of the Mona Ageing and Wellness Centre shares her lastest findings on Ageing in Jamaica at CCRP's Third Anniversary Event.

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Ageing in Jamaica

The following article on Ageing in Jamaica - a looming crisis was contributed by CCRP Chair, Prof. Denise Eldemire-Shearer. The article was published in the Sunday Gleaner, on November 4, 2012

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CCRP Discount Partners

Members benefit from discounts covering over fifteen categories of goods and services ranging from private hospitals and other medical services to security services; spa and salon treatments; wellness centres and concierge services. See list below

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3 Ways Seniors Can Take Their Balance to the Next Level

As an Older Adult Specialist, one of the main things that I teach is balance and coordination through exercise. While I have seen many people progress through my programs, some have wondered if you can continue to get better even as you get older. With balance, just like in life, the only way you continue to get better at anything is to go outside of your “comfort zone.” Below are three ways you can go outside of your comfort zone and hopefully improve your balance. Read more: http://www.griswoldhomecare.com/blog/3-ways-seniors-can-take-their-balance-to-the-next-level/#ixzz3kWJYYR2V

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CCRP and PSOJ Hold Consultations on Tax Reform Proposal

PSOJ President Joseph M. Matalon invited representatives of the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) to a meeting after their expression of concern regarding the PSOJ Tax Reform Proposal. CCRP had circulated a press release noting that some of the recommended measures would have adversely affected the poor and elderly.

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CCRP and Digicel Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Kingston, Jamaica, March 19, 2012: Over 100 seniors enjoyed an afternoon of Irish cheer, Jamaican fun and valuable information, as Digicel joined the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) on Saturday, March 17 for their St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The event was held at the CCRP Headquarters, at 6 Kingsway.

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CCRP Bid Farewell to Former Vice Chair Aloun Ndombet Assamba

The CCRP recently congratulated and bid farewell to former Vice Chair Ms. Aloun Ndombet Assamba, and expressed appreciation for her invaluable contribution to the organization since its inception. They also extended good wishes for her success in her new post as Jamaica's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

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The Real Story: Why Gardening is Great For Seniors Read more: http://www.griswoldhomecare.com/blog/real-story-why-gardening-is-great-for-seniors/#ixzz3incWUA2l

This story by Sara Price was taken from Grisworld Home Care website at http://www.griswoldhomecare.com/blog/real-story-why-gardening-is-great-for-seniors/ Gardening is one of those activities often recommended to and associated with older adults. But is there actual science behind why it might be beneficial, or do we only associate seniors with gardening because of some collective idea of what being “elderly” entails? Older people like checkers, bingo, and gardening, right? Well, we challenged the ideas behind those stereotypes and did some research into the science of gardening and its specific benefits for older adults, especially since horticulture therapy (gardening as a rehabilitative tool) is on the rise. It turns out that gardening is good for more than just filling time and getting outdoors. It has some very significant health benefits, as well.

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