The National Policy on Ageing for Trinidad and Tobago (NPATT) was formulated circa 2007. The NPATT is based on several fundamental principles for older persons, which are central to its implementation. These principles include: Accessibility, Participation, Dignity, Healthy and active ageing, Independence , and Home and Community Care. These principles are in accord with the United Nations Principles for Older Persons promulgated in 1991, and also the priority areas outlined in the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (2002), namely Older Persons and Development, Advancing Health and Wellbeing into Old Age, and Ensuring Enabling Supportive Environments.
To promote the well being of older persons in a sustainable manner and provide older persons with the opportunity to be integrated into the mainstream of society.