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Dominica National Policy on Ageing

Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica; Dominica Council on Ageing Country Resources Older Persons General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans and service standards Dominica 1 January 1999 Policy document community, health promotion, social services

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The goal of this policy is to ensure that the older persons will be provided with protection, care and opportunity to be involved in the development of the nation.

The policy includes priority areas such as health, education and media, social welfare, income security, family, and housing and legal environment. The policy also presents strategies to put in place a basic legal structure to protect the rights of older persons; research plans to provide accurate and reliable information regarding capabilities, potential, problems and needs of older persons; and strategies to put in place a national infrastructure to facilitate implementation of this policy.

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