Clients of Lifespire, a Jamaica-based organization that assists developmentally disabled adults, held their annual Christmas show on Tuesday for a group of elders from the Friendship Senior Center, also in Jamaica.
They performed scenes from “A Christmas Carol,” sang holiday songs and danced, much to the delight of those in attendance. Nadira Cumberbatch, a counselor with Lifespire, said the event gives a sense of normalcy and pride to the participants.
— AnnMarie Costella
Kenneth Lazaroff, left, as the Ghost of Christmas Past, encourages Scrooge, played by Michael Fillyaw, who happens to be holding the latest edition of the Queens Chronicle, to embrace the Christmas spirit.
Salliyas Vasquez, left, and Lillian Rivera show off their dance moves.
At the end of the performance, Scrooge, realizing the error of his ways, hands out gifts.
The Lifespire choir sings some Christmas carols to the seniors in attendance.