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Wellness seminar to be streamed live online

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) will today go live online at www.ccrponline.org with the 'Rev up your Retirement' wellness seminar as it gets underway at the Knutsford Court Hotel in St Andrew.

The site and streaming is fully sponsored by Multimedia Jamaica Limited (MMJ) and Telegens Limited, members of the RJR Group.

"We are very pleased that MMJ could roll out this website for the CCRP at great speed," said RJR Group Managing Director Gary Allen. "We at RJR have a special admiration for our Caribbean seniors here and in the Diaspora, and we are proud to play our part to enhance their health and welfare."

Presenters scheduled for the seminar are physicians Denise Eldemire-Shearer, professor of public health and ageing at the University of the West Indies; and noted author and medical practitioner, Dr Anthony Vendryes. Speaking at the opening of the seminar will be Richard Byles, CEO of Sagicor and chairman of the Pan Caribbean Group, co-sponsors of the seminar and CCRP Chairman Lascelles Chin.

Eldemire-Shearer will speak on 'Healthy Ageing' at approximately 10:30 a.m. while Vendryes will present on 'The Four Pillars of Wellness' at 11:45 a.m. Represen-tatives of Foundation Sponsors Lasco and First Caribbean International Bank will be interviewed about their special products for seniors.

The content of the CCRP website, which includes information on the organisation, articles on wellness and links to other useful sites, was produced by sponsors PROComm.

CCRP is a non-profit membership organisation for persons 50 and over, retired or preparing for retirement.

The main goals of CCRP are:

  • To ensure that retired persons are allowed to contribute to national and regional development as we acknowledge their vast resource of expertise, and experience.
  • To provide services to enhance the lives of retired persons and their families in the Caribbean community.
  • To serve as a unified voice for its members.
  • To be a powerful lobby group for national and regional issues, particularly those related to retired persons.

Headquartered in Jamaica, CCRP will eventually establish offices in other CARICOM countries and in the Diaspora. The association will also seek to align itself with similar organisations worldwide.