(L-R): Séamus Day, Chairman CIA; Frances Durham; Governor Ric Todd; Nurse Mary Forbes
A new $8,000 shaded area for the residents of the Wellness Centre in Grand Turk was officially opened by Governor Ric Todd and its oldest resident on Thursday.
Eighty-six-year-old resident Frances Durham joined the governor, Seamus Day chairman of Community in Action (CIA) and Nurse Mary Forbes in declaring the Centre’s new gazebo open.
The not-for-profit group CIA, based in the nation’s capital, aims to assist the young, old and vulnerable in society.
After talking to staff and residents of the Wellness Centre, CIA agreed to build a large permanent wooden gazebo to provide shade for the residents. This replaced a structure damaged during hurricane Ike, allowing the residents the space to sit outside comfortably in the fresh air.
“In addition the generous donation by the Governor’s Office community fund for meeting half of the costs, a special thank you must also go to the Ministry of Health’s Desiree Lewis, Government Support Services’ Norman Watts as well as Conrad Baron and Edwin Dickenson for their outstanding contribution,” said Day.