NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development on Monday fed more than 100 seniors at its annual thanksgiving luncheon at the St. Joseph Parish church hall.
David Cates, Acting Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Social Services said giving thanks and being appreciative is a must, and he takes pride in giving to those who are not as fortunate as he is.
“This is one of the ongoing programs that we have here at Urban Renewal This is a part of the outreach program that we offer in the communities,” Cates said. He added that recognizing senior citizens remains important as they have contributed so much to the country.
Minister of Social Services Frankie Campbell, who also attended Monday’s luncheon, said it was a pleasure to extend his gratitude to the elderly as they serve as the backbone of the country.
“The government continues to make provision for those who find themselves in unfortunate situations. This luncheon is a way to say thank you to the ones whose shoulders we stand on, those that paved the way,” Campbell said.
According to the Social Services Minister, the government is more than grateful for what seniors have done throughout the years and for what many of them continue to do.