Working with elderly people in the community

Outside Europe and North America, the Caribbean region has the highest percentage of elderly people in its population, yet few policy makers there cater for the elderly in their development strategies. In February 1992, HelpAge International's Caribbean Regional Office and the Barbados National Council on Ageing convened a workshop on ageing and development. The author highlights the recommendations resulting from the workshop, oriented towards enabling older people to continue to be productive members of society.