Geriatric Adolescent Partnership Programme (GAPP)

The Geriatric Adolescent Partnership Programme is designed to sensitise young people to the ageing process and help them, through training and field visitation, to develop practical skills in geriatric care. It aims to foster a sense of self-worth, discipline and national consciousness and to fully integrate youths into the larger community so that they can interface effectively with older adults. As part of the programme, a placement agency assists in placing interested graduates of GAPP in the community, to provide companionship support to the elderly.

Who should apply?

Persons interested in accessing this programme should be:

  • Unskilled and unemployed young persons between the ages of 17 and 30.
  • Older persons in need of affordable care.
  • Persons with physical disabilities.

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What does it cost?

This training programme is provided free of charge.

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When are courses held?

Training sessions are provided at different times and locations.  Contact the GAPP office at the address below for information on upcoming programmes.

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Where can I find more information?

For more information contact the GAPP office or visit the website of the Ministry of Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts using the link provided below:


Geriatric Adolescent Partnership Programme (GAPP)

1 La Fantaisie Road

St Anns

Trinidad, West Indies

Tel. (868) 624-8430, 625-0512

Opening hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts Geriatric Adolescent Partnership Programme (GAPP)

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