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Seniors charity teams up with ThinkMedia

ThinkMedia and Age Concern are teaming up to help boost the senior charity's hardship fund.

For every $30 ticket for ThinkMedia's upcoming ThinkFest booked at Age Concern's new office in the Fort Knox building on Burnaby Street, $5 will go directly into the fund.

In return, Age Concern will act as ThinkMedia's official offline vendor for cash sales to the final ThinkFest events being held later this month.

ThinkMedia founder Ayo Johnson said: “This initiative actually addresses two challenges — the obvious challenge of supporting our seniors in this age of austerity, and the challenge faced by many people who wish to attend ThinkFest but are disadvantaged by the fact that they do not have internet access or credit cards.”

Age Concern's executive director Claudette Fleming added: “This partnership is a timely one as it comes as we head into the holiday season and on the eve of our move into new premises in Hamilton.

“The funds raised from this venture will go directly to our hardship fund, which helps seniors in need purchase essentials such as prescription drugs and groceries.”

Climate change will be the focus of Sunday's ThinkFest event, when Mark Guishard delivers a presentation titled “Should Bermuda Care About Climate Change?”.

On November 26, artist, activist and MSc student Dany Pen is to make a presentation on The Mental Health of Khmer Rouge Survivors. Both presentations will be held at Bermuda College's North Hall Lecture Theatre starting at 5pm.

ThinkFest aims to provide an opportunity for the island to celebrate and acknowledge Bermudian academics and independent thinkers while providing a platform for networking with potential employers, funders, other academics and researchers and a forum for discussing the latest research in a wide variety of fields. There are a number of sponsorship and patronage opportunities to assist with some of the costs involved.

Tickets for ThinkFest 2017 events can be purchased online at https://think.bm or at the door. Early bird, youth and group discount tickets are available

Age Concern's executive director Claudette Fleming

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Published November 17, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated November 17, 2017 at 2:12 am)

Seniors charity teams up with ThinkMedia

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