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.