Government of Saint Lucia

Go to Homepage


[Site Map]

[Contact Us]

Search this Site

NCF hails Pilot Training Successful

horizontal rule

Governor General
Prime Minister
The Cabinet
The Senate
House of Assembly
St. Lucia Ambassadors
The Constitution
The Staff Orders

National Television Network
Watch NTN Live

Saint Lucia Gazette
Press Releases
About Saint Lucia
Frequently Asked Questions
Web Links
Government Directory
Browse by Agency
Site Help
Subscribe to NEMO News
Updates to Hurricane Frances

Weather Information Service Number

(758) 454-3452

Contact: Claudia Monlouis

Monday, May 29, 2006 – The first in what will be a series of “Aged Care Training Workshops” for care givers of older persons came to a successful close over the weekend.

The National Community Foundation NCF initiative was a pilot project identified after the organization held consultations with the various homes for the elderly around the island.

As a result, a two week training workshop utilizing facilitators from the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College Division of Health Services and Victoria Hospital was conducted for caregivers from the northern region of the island, including Dennery and Roseau.

Member of the Older Persons Committee Elvina Raveneau highlighted that persons who give care to the elderly must themselves receive social support. She said as of the commencement date of the training programme on May 15th, a fresh approach to the vocation of caring for the elderly began to take root.

“ During this course, access to appropriate comprehensive information which will enable the participants to provide the best possible care and at the same time be able to have more control over their own lives and to maintain their own health and wellbeing was made available to their participants.”

Meanwhile a participant of the workshop Angelina Augustin said the workshop was a very beneficial exercise. “I have been taught that older persons have rights. The older persons must be given the respect. They must be allowed to exercise their rights. We must realize that some of our older persons in society are still capable of making valuable contributions to society.”

horizontal rule

Home ] Up ] [Site Help]

© 2006 Government Information Service. All rights reserved.

Read our privacy guidelines.