Trinidad y Tobago









  • 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