Men Urged To Step Up & Mentor Youngsters

Joy Springer Top Stories

Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde, today appealed to older men in Barbados to play their part in stemming the tide of violence in some communities by mentoring young people, especially boys. Speaking at the opening of an HIV seminar for men 50 years and older and their sons, hosted by the National Assistance Board at Accra …

NAB Investigating Case Of Homeless Woman

Joy Springer Top Stories

The National Assistance Board (NAB) is actively investigating the case of the homeless woman, Angela Grant, featured in the Daily Nation on Monday, February 4. Social workers from the agency immediately began investigating the case after it was highlighted in the newspaper and visited Ms. Grant at the Accident and Emergency Department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH)  today. The …

NAB Launches 18th Seniors Programme

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

The National Assistance Board today launched its 18th Seniors Recreational Activities Centre at the St. John the Baptist Church, the first in the parish of St. James. Speaking at the launch of the centre, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Neil Rowe, urged persons to ensure that older persons are treated with respect and have …

Minister Challenges Seniors To Go Into Business

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

A recommendation has been put forward for a Seniors Business Trust to be established in Barbados. Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde, issued the challenge to the National Assistance Board (NAB) this morning, after viewing the quality of exhibits on display by seniors at the Grand Salle, Tom Adams Financial Centre. She was at the time delivering …

NAB To Mount Exhibition In Bridgetown

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

Seniors across the island will get a chance to show off their skills when the National Assistance Board mounts its Arts and Crafts Exhibition of the Seniors’ Recreational Activities Programme. The exhibition which is held every two years, will run from Friday, October 12, to Sunday, October 14, at the Grande Salle, Tom Adams Financial Centre, Church Village, St. Michael. …

NAB Compiling List Of Vulnerable Persons

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

The National Assistance Board (NAB) is currently in the process of compiling a list of vulnerable persons who may need assistance in the event of a disaster. Persons who are elderly or disabled, or persons who may know any such persons, are asked to contact the NAB urgently at 535-3131 or 535-1829. paula.harper-grant@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE Men Urged To …

Donation For Senior Activities Programme

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

The National Assistance Board (NAB) will soon receive a much needed boost from an overseas contributor for its Senior Recreational Activities Programme. Florida-based group ‘Family Ting Production’ will make a presentation of craft materials to the NAB, on Thursday, May 3, in the board room of the National Assistance Board, Murrell House, Country Road, St. Michael, at 10:00 a.m. The …

National Assistance Board Pushing Active Aging

Paula Harper-Grant Top Stories

Seniors in the St. Thomas area now have another option to assist them in their bid to age actively. Speaking at the launch of the National Assistance Board’s (NAB) 17th recreational activities centre at the Proute Wesleyan Holiness Church, Director of the National Assistance Board, Charyn Wilson, explained that there was a reason for this population ageing phenomenon and there …

St. Bartholomew Centre Reopened

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

Senior citizens in St. Bartholomew and surrounding communities in Christ Church can benefit once again from the National Assistance Board’s Seniors’ Recreational Activities programme, following the reopening of the St. Bartholomew Seniors’ Recreational Activities Centre. The programme, first launched in 1990, is now held at 17 centres across Barbados, where seniors participate in the making of soaps, jewellery, soft furnishings, …

Hall Of Fame For Centenarians

bgis Ministry News

The National Committee on Ageing (NCOA) is seeking the public’s assistance in establishing a Hall of Fame to honour past and present Barbadian centenarians. The committee is inviting caregivers and relatives to submit suitable photographs of centenarians, along with a brief history of their lives. Photographs should be accompanied by the name, address, telephone number and email address of the …