Dedicated to improving the quality of life of older persons throughout the island, The Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation which actively promotes the independence, dignity and purpose in life of members, representing and expressing views and concerns, and taking action to bring about change. It was incorporated on October 25th, 1995, and with over 25,000 members, BARP is one of the largest organisations in Barbados and one of the fastest growing.
The Barbados Association of Retired Persons makes an extremely important contribution to the lives, not only for members, but of all those aged 50 and over in Barbados. As well as community projects, social and educational activities, the sheer size of BARP’s membership means that policy and decision makers in Barbados will have little option but to pay increasing attention to what BARP has to say. This ensures that the views and concerns of persons aged 50 and over in Barbados can be heard. BARP members and those they represent now have a ‘voice’.
For more information, visit the Barbados Association of Retired Persons website.