The Territory’s centenarians were honoured by the Social Development Department for their collective resilience, wisdom and resourcefulness having experienced life’s joys and sorrows for a century and beyond.
“It is a reminder that aging should not be seen as a limitation but rather an opportunity to break free from stereotypes and embrace the endless possibilities that life has to offer guided by the love and the grace of God,” Honourable Wheatley said while addressing the Territory’s seniors at a Church Service and Declaration for Senior Citizen’s Month on Monday.
Every May, since 1989, the Virgin Islands have embarked on a month-long celebration in recognition of our senior citizens. On this 34th anniversary, I am delighted to announce the commencement of Senior Citizens Month 2023. This year, we focus on the inspiring theme: "Ageing Unbound." This powerful message emphasises the resilience, vitality, and strength of our seniors, who continually strive to surpass the limitations traditionally associated with age.