Nurse Naomi Christie Senior Citizen's Group Home
The Hon. Perry Christie, Prime Minister, and other members of the Christie family officially opened the Nurse Naomi Christie Home for Senior Citizens on Friday November 28th, 2003. The BCMC will manage the home in conjunction with the Bahamas Government. Presently the home provides 24-hour affordable care for up to 13 residents aged 60 and over.
The home was named in honour of Nurse Naomi Christie a dedicated Methodist and a life long contributor to the Bahamas. Nurse Christie
Mrs. Rosamond Kemp was appointed as the Administrator and Mrs. Patricia Johnson as the Assistant Administrator. The following persons have been appointed as Caregivers: Mrs. Dillis Forbes, Ms. Phyllis Bastian, Mrs. Louise Brown, Mrs. Melanie Russell, Mrs. Priscilla Johnson and Ms. Sherry Thompson. Today, Mrs. Beth Fox-Carey serves as Administrator of the Centre.
The BCMC Board that will manage the home includes: Mr. Gordon Pinder, Chairperson; Mrs. Astrid Brookes, Assistant Chairperson; Mrs. Paula Hunter, Treasurer; Mr. Oswald Munnings, Assistant Treasurer; Pastor Charles Lewis, and Mr. And Mrs. Earl Pinder, Mrs. Rosemary Williams and Mrs. Marva Russell-Minns of The Department of Social Services.
The opening and running of this home is indeed a proud moment for the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church as they have joined hands with the Bahamas Government to ensure that each person who lives in the home is treated with care, dignity and respect.
About Nurse Christie
Nurse Naomi Anna Christie was born at Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera on October 21, 1920. She entered The Bahamas General Hospital in 1937 and after four difficult and challenging years, she graduated in 1941 as a nurse. For more than fifty years, she worked as a nurse and midwife and her services were much in demand up to the time of her retirement. She received several national awards in recognition of her long and distinguished career as a nurse including the Independence Silver Jubilee Medal and Certificate.
She married Gladstone Livingstone Christie in 1942 and their union produced five children. She was a Methodist and worshipped regularly at Wesley Methodist Church, Grants Town.
Nurse Christie died on September 16, 2001 at the age of eighty years.
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