Musicians to unite across age barrier for ‘Living Legends’ awards function

vergreen Keith Lyn to serenade, youthful Alpha Band to provide sounds

January 27, 2012: Evergreen musician Keith Lyn will be joining the youthful Alpha Boys Band to provide a musical treat for awardees and patrons at the Jamaica 50 Living Legacy Awards Luncheon. The event, hosted by The Caribbean Community for Retired Persons (CCRP) takes place on Wednesday, February 8, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.

The exciting musical collaboration between the veteran crooner and the youngsters in the band will be a fitting testament to the overriding values of the CCRP. The innovative organization for seniors not only encourages and empowers them to "Live life to the fullest", but promotes integration, understanding and friendship between all age groups making up our dynamic communities.

Keith Lyn, a popular singing star in his day, is a former member of the legendary Byron Lee and the Dragonairs, a band acclaimed across the Caribbean for Jamaican ska and calypso.  The Alpha Boys Home, which nurtures and trains members of its young  Band, was honoured last year by the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JRIA) for its contribution to popular Jamaican music.

The CCRP Jamaica 50 Living Legacy Awards Luncheon is being supported by a number of corporations. These include major sponsors Wisynco, the Gleaner Company, RJR Communications Group, ProComm and Jamaica Broilers.

Meanwhile the Sandals Group, Delta Airlines, and Hertz International have contributed attractive gate prizes. While many other organizations, from both public and private sectors, have added their support by booking tables for the function. Among these are the Urban Development Corporation, National Housing Trust, Mustard Seed Communities, Boss Furniture, Guardsman Group, Hendrickson Group, National Commercial Bank and Wisynco Group.

The Awardees have contributed in just about every field of national life. Their work represents sectors such as philanthropy, religion, sports, business, science, health, education, government, electoral reform, broadcasting, the performing arts, protocol and dispute resolution.

The Caribbean Community of Retired Persons was launched in April 2010, with the mission of “working to ensure that the vast talent, experience and wisdom of our seniors will be respected, and that they enjoy the quality of life which they so richly deserve.”

Already boasting over 600 members from across Jamaica, the organization continues to be extremely proactive in serving as a vital resource for retired persons, as well as for those preparing for retirement. It provides free seminars on topics such as financial planning and retirement, personal safety and security, health and wellness, opportunities for volunteering and for mentoring young persons, and a range of educational seminars, among many other benefits.