By L.K. Hewlett

St. Kitts Reporter

The senior citizens month of activities continued Wednesday with an exuberant parade through the streets of Basseterre.

Most of the senior citizens marched in pace to the youth drum core, waving placards with messages of caring for the elderly, while others were driven in safari buses.

Some of the senior citizens danced about the streets to the gospel music blasting from the nearby hi-fi accompanying the lively paraders.

The seniors were joined by school students and social assistance workers as they made their way to the climax in the Independence Square.

Other activities held during the month of awareness included a talent concert at the Sandy Point Community Centre where they proved that old age had not robbed them of their zest for life.

According to a statement from Social Assistance Officer Anne Wigley, the Month of the Elderly continues this weekend with a dinner and dance at the Royal St. Kitts Hotel and Casino.

“Although the month of activities is nearly over, I hope that the spotlight on the elderly will not fade with the official observance. I feel confident that the activities held this month have significantly raised awareness concerning the elderly,” she said.