According to Claudette Fleming, head of Bermuda Age Concern, the Bermuda Senior Islanders Club wound up two years ago due to financial struggles.
However, every Bermuda-based charity must have a wind-up clause within their constitution, and the Senior Islanders Club wound up with Age Concern. As a result, Age Concern took over the lease of the former club’s property at Admiralty House in Pembroke.
This is the main reason why Age Concern has a new facility there.
“ It has been very slow moving over [due to COVID], so we are just letting the public know now that we are here . . . and we want our seniors to be reassured that we will be working on getting our center up and running again,” Ms. Fleming said.
“ During the COVID pandemic, Age Concern spent over $100,000 in hardship assistance through support from the community, donors and foundations,” she continued. “ It was tremendous to be able to do that. We recognize that hardships will continue, so we will continue to provide that type of support [to those in need].”
MS. Fleming believes that the biggest issue facing the island’s seniors has been a huge concern for quite a while and is not only unique to the senior population: the high cost of living, paired with the loneliness that some seniors feel due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Anyone who wishes to donate to Age Concern can contribute either online or through the mail ( Hamilton P.O. Box 2397 Hamilton HM JX.)
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