The prime focus of the National Council on Ageing is to advocate for the changes that are necessary in Belizean society that will improve the quality of life for older people now and for future generations. Learn more about NCA... Population Ageing is a worldwide challenge but more so to developing countries like Belize where people are living longer but not necessarily with a good quality life. Life expectancy has risen quite considerably and Belize is faced with the prospect of its older population trebling by the year 2050. Ageing statistics... The NCA, therefore, acknowledges the vital importance of developing programmes that raise awareness of the whole issue of ageing, not only to improve access to better benefits and services to older persons now, but also by emphasising the importance of planning for older age by the younger members of society in order to safeguard their interests when they reach an age when it will become necessary for them to live and maintain a healthy and active life. The NCA also works to safeguard the human rights of older persons. Poverty, social exclusion and discriminatory attitudes towards old age, or ageism, violates the human rights of older people. Ageing is both a universal and a personal experience so the rights and principles that are accepted or denied today are the rights, now and in the future. Ageing resources...


The National Council on Ageing is conducting a small survey regarding older persons and their use of and access to digital technology. This survey will assist the Council in developing programs and support the need for digital literacy training for older people. If you are 60+ please take a few moments to respond to the survey. If you are younger than 60 you can assist an older person to respond.
NCA Survey