Tanique Swift, Miss Massy Stores Ltd is hoping to bring back life, energy and vigour to the elderly in her community through her community service project “Keeping In Step”.
Her project is being carried out under the broader theme of Geriatric Care and will run for two days; September 17 and 18 when she will host a health fair at two locations in her community.
Elderly persons will also be encouraged to participate in health checks and some physical activities, which have many benefits for one’s physical and cognitive functions.
Swift’s project forms part of the GECCU Miss SVG Community Service Project — a new addition to the pageant this year, which challenges contestants to effect lasting change in their respective communities.
As title sponsor of the Miss SVG Community Service Project, GECCU will make $1000 available to each delegate to execute a project surrounding a particular topic in each of their communities.
Each contestant randomly chose the focus of their community project which include education development; sports involvement; promoting safety and reducing crime; entrepreneurship development; advocacy for the differently abled; health awareness/ health promotion; community beautification and geriatric care.