Welfare officers from the Ministry of Social Justice examine Martinique’s programme for older persons
Over the next twenty years the number of older persons in the Caribbean will double.
This ageing of the population has important implications for public policy in areas such as pensions, health and social care services.
Therefore there is an urgent need to strengthen social protection against the risks associated with ageing, for example loss of income, ill health, disability, loss of independence, isolation and abuse. At the same time, with older persons making up an increasing proportion of the population, societies must embrace the contribution that older people can make to economic, social and family life. Read More