Thursday 20 September, 2018

Jean Lowrie-Chin awarded for empowering senior citizens

Jean Lowrie-Chin was awarded for her work as founder of the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP).

Jean Lowrie-Chin was awarded for her work as founder of the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP).

The St Andrew Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW, St. Andrew) presented Jean Lowrie-Chin with the Mavis Watts Woman of Excellence Award at their Founder’s Day Awards Luncheon and International Candlelighting Ceremony last week.

The Mavis Watts award is named in honour of the founder of BPW St. Andrew, who started the organization 44 years ago.

Lowrie-Chin was awarded for her work as founder of the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP), an organization with the mission: “To work towards ensuring that the vast talent, experience and wisdom of seniors is respected; to ensure that our seniors will enjoy the quality of life they deserve; and to empower our seniors to continue making their contribution to the development of community, country and region.”

Lowrie-Chin, in her acceptance speech saluted BPW St. Andrew for their inspiring programme which improves the position of women in business trade, and encourage women and girls to acquire education, occupational training and advanced education and to use their occupational capabilities and intelligence for the advantage of others as well as themselves.

Lowrie-Chin founded CCRP in 2010 as a part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of her company, PRO Communications Ltd.

CCRP now has over 1,800 members who benefit from a Group Major Medical Insurance Plan from Sagicor and over 90 discount partners who offer up to 20% discounts on goods and services.

Lowrie-Chin also informed the audience at the awards luncheon that CCRP is open to persons aged 50 and older, some of whom are at the point in their lives when they need to prepare for their retirement as it can be a very challenging transition.

She said: “This organization (CCRP) wants every single Jamaican and especially those who have built this country, to always feel visible and to always be in line of sight of the communities and the law makers of this country.”

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