'Our job is to keep people's spark alive'

Reverend Fred Hassell committed himself to a life of service. At a young age he was led to become a priest in the Apostolic Church; he’s spent the past 42 helping the elderly as director of the Bermuda Senior Islanders’ Centre.
On Thursday a lunch was held at the Fairmont Southampton by the leaders of the island’s various senior clubs honouring him for his work.

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Mrs. Mateen of the Special Peoples Club makes a presentation to Mr. Hassell from members of seventeen senior groups on the island.

Craft volunteer is a 'godsend'

A Devonshire woman with a passion for crafting has been sharing her love of all things handmade with seniors for the last three years. Kathy Faries volunteers with the Crafty Bunch Angels — a group of ten to 15 seniors — who come together at the Bermuda Senior Islanders’ Centre in Pembroke every Tuesday afternoon to craft.

The Centre on Philanthropy presentation on June 26, 2014 was in recognition of the Bermuda Senior Islanders' Centre's Decade of partnership with the The Centre on Philanthropy. The award was presented by the Minister of Community, Culture and Sports The Hon. R. Wayne Scott, JP, MP at O'Hara House, Bermudian Road. The Centre will post pictures of the event on their website soon.

Somersfield Academy students record seniors’ memories

The “Write It Down” project has been led by Fredrick Hassell, MBE, since 2005. Today Young Observer applauds and celebrates Mr Hassell’s efforts. Mr Hassell is the director of Bermuda Senior Islanders Centre. The Write It down project saw children overwhelmed and astonished at the experiences of people 70-90 years of age, who spoke of their young days growing up in Bermuda without electricity, telephone, cars, radio and television stations and all the necessary household and domestic conveniences we can’t do without today.

Canon Nisbett, Chairman of the Bermuda Senior Islanders’ Centre, takes a salute of fellow war veterans

Cannon Nesbitt
Picture from the Royal Gazette 13 November 2012

Presentation of a $10,000 cheque from Friends4Ever

Friends4Ever presentation
Picture from the Royal Gazette 12 October 2012

Fairmont Southampton Hosts Seniors Lunch

Four hundred of the Island’s seniors gathered today (Dec 20) in the ballroom at The Fairmont Southampton to celebrate the season together at a special Christmas party hosted by The Fairmont Southampton in partnership with the Bermuda Senior Islanders’ Centre.

Seniors treated to Christmas lunch

Bermuda’s senior citizens were treated to Christmas luncheon courtesy of the Fairmont Southampton today.

Fairmont Southampton helps spread holiday cheer

A Christmas party for senior Bermudians just celebrated its 26th year in action. Participants were invited through the Island-wide Social Committee and the Bermuda Senior Islanders' Centre at Admirality House.

Website for seniors launched

"Bermuda's seniors now have a website dedicated to providing them with information at a "one-stop shop"" - Minister Scott tells the House of Assembly.

New van adds to mobility of the Island's seniors

The Bermuda Senior Islanders' Centre (BSIC) now has a new set of wheels thanks to Ernst and Young.

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