ThinkMedia and Age Concern are pleased to announce that a portion of revenue from ThinkFest will benefit Age Concern’s seniors’ hardship fund.
For every $30 standard ticket booked at Age Concern’s new office located in the Fort Knox building at #1 Burnaby St, $5 will go directly into the fund. Discount offers (such as early bird or feedback rewards) do not apply.
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 in order to book their spaces online.”
Age Concern will act as ThinkMedia’s official offline vendor for cash sales to the final ThinkFest events which take place at the Bermuda College’s North Hall Lecture Theatre on November 19 and 26.
Age Concern’s Executive Director Claudette Fleming said: “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 on” Should Bermuda Care About Climate Change?”
On November 26, artist, activist and MSc student Dany Pen presents on The Mental Health of Khmer Rouge Genocide Survivors.
Both presentations begin at 5 pm. and will be preceded with refreshments from African Kitchen.
An independent, non-profit organization with a membership of approximately 6000 persons over the age of 50 years old, Age Concern Bermuda begins operating from its new offices at Burnaby Street as of Tuesday, November 14. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Its programs consist of information, advice and referral services, and financial hardship fund support for groceries, prescription drugs, food and minor home repairs for qualifying members.
In addition, Age Concern members have access to free information seminars, discounts and concessions from local businesses including but not limited to: legal assistance, retirement and employment planning and home care support.
ThinkFest is Bermuda’s first seminar series featuring an all Bermudian cast of outstanding academics and independent thinkers.
The newest event on the Bermuda calendar, ThinkFest is an opportunity for the island to celebrate and acknowledge Bermudian academics and independent thinkers, 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.
Each of the ThinkFest presenters dive deeply into a single topic for an extended period, followed by a chat with a host and audience Q and A.
For ThinkFest 2017, more than a dozen academics have been invited to present on topics such as the latest developments in cancer research, linguistics, media and race, ethnobotany and crime talk.
Several of them have agreed to take time off from their work and research to come to Bermuda specifically to participate in ThinkFest 2017.
There are a number of sponsorship and patronage opportunities to assist with some of the extraordinary costs involved in ensuring the success of ThinkFest.
Interested persons and organizations can contact us directly for more information.
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.
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