Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner??(FP)????

???GENLINK’, the programme conceptualised in April 2005 by the Geriatric Hospital and the Garrison Secondary School, will be re-launched tomorrow Friday, May 28, at 10:00 a.m. at Hilton Barbados, Needhams Point, St. Michael.

???GENLINK’, which stands for ???generational linkage’, is aimed at bridging the gap between the elderly and the youth, thereby strengthening the relationship between the two generations. Through the programme, students from the Garrison Secondary would have, over time, visited the Geriatric Hospital in Beckles Road, and interacted with patients by reading stories, performing songs, and assisting with grooming techniques, while learning of Barbados of yesterday.

Tomorrow’s re-launch will highlight the Geriatric Hospital’s efforts at expanding the ???GENLINK’ initiative to other secondary and primary schools within the environs of the hospital.

Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner will be the featured speaker at the re-launch ceremony of GENLINK. ??It will also be addressed by Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joy St. John, Education Officer (Ag.) with responsibility for Teacher Evaluation, Patricia Warner and General Manager of Hilton Barbados, Matthew Mullan. Principal of the Garrison Secondary, Matthew Farley, will chair the session, which willilton, Matthew Mullan also include a musical interlude and a presentation to the elderly by students in the programme.

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