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ZCCR's Senior Appreciation Sunday

Updated: May 24, 2019

Litte Dicks Hill Rd, Virgin Islands - The Congregation at the Upper Room Victory Church was reminded that 1 Timothy 5:17-18 states that "elders that rule well should be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. For the scripture says, thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, the labourer is worthy of his reward."

ZCCR FM's Senior of the Year 2019, Roslyin George receiving a gift certificate from Bishop Mervin Herbert. Photo: Kal. Brumant

Senior Appreciation Sunday

The reminder came from Sales and Digital officer of ZCCR FM, Mrs. Juanicia-M Malone as she announced that Mrs. Rosalyn George was awarded the ZCCR Senior of Year title and was given a token of appreciation. "This month is Senior Citizens month in the British Virgin Islands and the staff of ZCCR would like to recognize one of our hard working, dedicated Seniors." Mrs. Malone said.

Why should we honor our Seniors?

Seniors have a lifetime of experience. They comprise a generation that has survived many things. These sage Caribbean Seniors has a thing or two to teach us about enduring change and handling life’s adversity.

Even if a senior’s hearing or memory isn’t what it was in the past, our elders have great wisdom to impart. It’s one thing to read about the past, but it’s more engrossing to hear about it from someone with first-hand knowledge. Younger generations must learn the importance of respecting their elders and making time to listen and spend quality with them.

The senior population, aged 60 and older, has more than doubled since 2013. Older persons have a huge impact on our society, both past and present. From the wisdom and experience of the “Greatest Generation” to the vitality and engagement of the retiring Baby Boomers, we need to remember and honor our Seniors.

Mrs. George at ZCCR's Health Awareness Walk the Loop for Lupus Event. Photo: Kal. Brumant

Mrs. Rosalyn George

Mrs. Rosalyn A. James-George, the second child of four children, was born on August 26th and is originally from the beautiful island of St. Vincent. She is the mother of four children (three girls and two boys), and the grandmother of eight children.

Although Mrs. George is from St. Vincent, she has resided in the British Virgin Islands For the past 21 years and has been working for Jeanette and Lawrence George doing domestic house cleaning and has been with them ever since.

When Mrs. Rosalyn George first came to Tortola in 1991 she attended the New Testament Church of God in Purcell Estate, V.I., where Bishop Mervin Herbert, was then, assistant Pastor. In April of the same year she gave her heart to the Lord and was Baptized in July by Bishop (then Pastor) Mervin Herbert.

In the spirit of Charity, Mrs. George collects clothing regularly and sends them back to St. Vincent to the Salvation Army there. She said, "Growing up, in St. Vincent life was not the easiest, so I know how hard life can be, and I know that persons would appreciate the little that you give back."

Mrs. Rosalyn George is a cheerful soul that is passionate about helping others, loves to serve the Lord, and has a spiritual thirst after the Word of God. She's loves walking and being with her family.

B.V.I's Seniors Month 2019 is being held under the theme, ‘Connect, Create, Contribute’.

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