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Centenarians honoured

Published:Saturday | May 28, 2016 | 5:00 AM
Centenarians George Thompson (left) and James Hall are in lively conversation at a function to honour six centenarians from Kingston and St Andrew.
Lenore Harrison (left), who is 102 years old, points out something of interest to Lena Hemmings, who is also 102, at a function in their honour.
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Six centenarians from Kingston and St Andrew were honoured by the National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC) for a combined 618 years of contribution to the growth and development of the Jamaica, at a function on May 20 at the Church of God of Jamaica on Constant Spring Road.

They are: George Thompson, 106; Ethel Lawrence, 104; Isabella Lewis, 103; Lenore Harrison and Lena Hemmings, 102; and James Hall, 101.

The event was in observance of Centenarian Day under the theme: 'Showcasing Our Legacy, Promoting Inter-generational Solidarity'.

Acting executive director of the NCSC, Cassandra Morrison, said the tribute to the seniors involved partnership with the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons.

Morrison noted that seniors are a valuable link in society, and more effort should be placed on showing them they are appreciated.