Cubans Thank Fidel Castro for their Longevity
HAVANA, Cuba, May 4 (acn) A
group of long-lived Cubans thanked in Havana the Cuban
Revolution and historical leader Fidel Castro for making
possible the island’s achievements in health and the
comprehensive assistance to senior citizens.
At the Eighth
Meeting of Centenarians, which is part of the 10th
International Seminar on Active and Satisfactory Longevity,
agreed in acknowledging the social system established in
Cuba in 1959,
which has guaranteed a happy and healthy aging.
Graciela Concepcion, a 102-year-old pianist woman from
Puerto Padre, Las
Tunas, said she looked up to the leader of the Cuban
Revolution and that
she had actually dedicated a song to Fidel.
Blanca Rosa Leon Contreras, born in 1909 in Villa Clara,
said the Cuban
social system had given a lot to the whole people and
particularly to the
senior citizens and pointed out that Fidel Castro had
contributed a great
deal for Cubans to have a decent old age.
Feeling lucky for having passed a century of age with such
Marino Rodriguez, 102, from Guantanamo, thanked the
Revolution for its
achievements in health, social security, education and other
stressed how much he has benefited from those
Dr. Rodrigo Alvarez Cambras, director of the Frank Pais
Orthopedics and Scientific Complex gave a talk at the event
importance of doing physical exercises regularly and start
at early ages,
as the best therapy to fight anxiety and stress.
“Life is movement and movement is life,” he remarked.
The event included a swimming exhibition by longevous adults
at the pool
of the National Hotel where the Seminar is taking place.
Dr. Eugenio Selman-Housein, president of the Medical
Association of the
Caribbean and of the 120 Years Club, is in charge of the
committee of the forum that brought together more than 200
from several countries.