Houses of Parliament rekindle holiday spirit with the return of elderly treat
AFTER a three-year break the annual elderly treat and health fair hosted by the Houses of Parliament, through its Staff Welfare and Outreach Committee, returned Wednesday at Gordon House in downtown Kingston.
The annual event was forced to take a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Wednesday approximately 100 elderly people, including shut-ins, aged 65 and older, who reside on Mark Lane and other communities in proximity to Gordon House were treated to care packages filled with food items and toiletries.
The elderly also had the opportunity to access free health checks, and to get screening for cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar by medical personnel.
Clerk to the Houses, Valrie Curtis, expressed just how important this event is to the staff of the Parliament.
“The Houses of Parliament is delighted to revive this long-standing tradition as it is a wonderful opportunity for us to come together, and give back to the community. We have a deep-rooted commitment to engage the community through our outreach activities, and this event is a testament to our dedication to foster meaningful community connections,” said Curtis.,
The Houses of Parliament has been organising this event for more than a decade, showcasing its commitment to corporate social outreach.