Older Persons in Jamaica: COVID-19, Fierce Determination, and a Little Disco Dancing


Today, October 1, 2020, is the International Day of Older Persons. The theme (like most other themes for discussions and commemorations, these days) includes reference to the ever-present virus: Pandemics: Do They Change How We Address Age and Ageing? According to the United Nations: “Globally, there were 703 million persons aged 65 or over in … More Older Persons in Jamaica: COVID-19, Fierce Determination, and a Little Disco Dancing

Celebrating Christmas with the Seniors: Much Dancing at Cluster H


It was a very warm, calm morning in Vineyard Town, Kingston, and I arrived early for the JN Foundation’s annual Christmas treat for the residents of Cluster H at the Golden Age Home. Music was playing, and the seniors were getting themselves organized. There was an atmosphere of quiet expectancy. Next door to the Cluster, … More Celebrating Christmas with the Seniors: Much Dancing at Cluster H