Enhancing The Quality of Life for Older Adults
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Age Concern Bermuda was established in 1978, as the result of a Bermuda Government commissioned report that recommended that a group of individuals advise the Government on issues that affect the elderly, and that group be modeled after Age Concern in the United Kingdom.
Today, Age Concern Bermuda is an independent, non-profit organization with a membership of approximately 2000 persons over the age of 50 years old.
Our programs consist of information, advice and referral services provided through our Call Centre, financial hardship fund support for groceries, prescription drugs, food and minor home repairs for qualifying members. In addition, Age Concern members have access to free information seminars, discounts and concessions from local businesses including but not limited to: legal assistance, retirement and employment planning and home care support.
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life and promote the rights and responsibilities of older adults in Bermuda.
Age Concern Bermuda is committed to take on a more dynamic advocacy approach to identify and bring awareness to the needs of the ageing population within our local community.
To be recognized as the leading advocacy voice for seniors living in Bermuda, and for Bermuda to be a model age-friendly community.
The current ageing trend facing the globe is one that has no parallel
in human history, and Bermuda is no different. By the year 2030,
persons over the age of 65 years will represent 24 percent of the total
population (Bermuda Census 2010)
These changes are leading to a record-high old-age dependency ratio, which reflects the ability of the working population to support its older adults. By 2030, the old-age dependency ratio is expected to increase significantly, which combined with a relatively constant youth dependency ratio means that there will be over 60 older adults and youth for every 100 people of working age.
The shift toward an older population is compounded by a trend toward earlier retirement. Of people over 65 in 1980, 50% of men and 25% of women were in the labour force. In 2000, the percentage of older adults in the labour force had declined to 34% of men and 17% of women.
(Taken from the Age Concern’s Successful Ageing Research Report, sponsored by the Atlantic Philanthropies)
These are our accomplishments
Vice Chairperson & Chairperson of the Advocacy Committee
Chairperson of the Development Committee
Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee
Director - Development Committee Member
Client Services Agent