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Homes for Older Persons Act No. 20 of 2007 & Homes for Older Persons Regulations of 2009 (to be proclaimed 


Private Hospitals Act 




Development of the National Plan of Action on Ageing for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Establishment of Assisted Living Facilities

Development of Residential Long-Term Care Facilities in collaboration with the Min. of Health

Re-vamp the Senior Citizens Bureau (i.e., Skills Bank and Placement Agency)

Development of Building Codes for Homes for the Aged, in collaboration with Ministry of Planning

Development of Omnibus Legislation to allow for entry and investigations into the living conditions of the elderly in their private domiciles 

Review of the National Policy on Ageing

Assist in the formulation of the National Policy on the Family to address the elderly within the context of the family

Assist in the finalization of the Draft National Population Policy

Manpower Planning for Trinidad and Tobago in collaboration with Ministry of Planning

Establishment of age-friendly healthcare facilities

Establishment of Standards in collaboration with the T&T Bureau of Standards for universal accessibility to public buildings for the elderly and persons with disabilities

Institutional strengthening of the Division of Ageing

Launch a Public Education Campaign on Ageing to include intergenerational initiatives

Assist in building capacity of the Friendly Societies



Social Welfare and Public Assistance Grants



Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) - Elderly Aquatic Programme



Commemorating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) annually on June 15th     

Senior Activity Centres



Older Persons Information Centre (OPIC), which operates as a Help Desk at toll-free #800-6742


Visiting Nurse Services of Trinidad and Tobago


Arts for the Ageing Programme (in Tobago)



Chronic Disease Assistance Programme (CDAP)



Continuum of health and social support services for older persons


Retirees Adolescent Partnership Programme (RAPP)



Free Cataract surgery


External Patient Care Programme


Community Care Programme




National Policy for Persons with Disabilities (2006)


National Policy on Ageing (2007)



International Treaties

The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights


International Instruments

Vienna International Plan of Action on Ageing (1982)

Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (2002)

Regional Intergovernmental Implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (2003)

Brasilia Declaration  (2007)


Focal Point

Name: Jennifer A. Rouse (Ph.D.)

Title: Director, Division of Ageing

Institution: Ministry of the People and Social Development