The Minister of Social Development and Seniors, the Hon. Tinee Furbert, JP, MP, recently visited Dr. Cann Park, the largest seniors residence complex for independent living in Bermuda.
Minister Furbert was joined by Mr. John Barritt, Bermuda Housing Trust Chairperson, and Ianthia Wade, JP, MP, Ageing Well Chair.
Minister Furbert shared, “Dr. Cann Park serves approximately 100 seniors, making it an extremely important pillar of stability for our senior population in Bermuda.
“With a growing senior population, and our work towards developing a National Seniors Strategy, this visit was an opportunity to discuss important factors such as:
· Types of senior communities, housing infrastructure and design and the involvement of maintenance of the property
· The needs of seniors in an independent living environment and;
· Alternative housing solutions for seniors
Minister Furbert concluded, “Our Ministry is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of our seniors and we look forward to continuing to listen to the concerns of our seniors so that we can adequately address their needs.”
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