two days to reflect on old age

two days to reflect on old age

The “Martiniquaise Conference on Aging Well”, organized by the Territorial Collectivity of Martinique, will be held on September 20 and 21 at the Palais des Congrès in Schœlcher. The theme chosen for this first edition is “Building a united Martinique to consider old age with serenity”.

The “Assizes of Aging Well” start tomorrow at the Palais des Congrès in Madiana. Organized by the CTM, they bring together around a hundred public and private players in the sector to reflect on suitable solutions in terms of well-being for our seniors. Martinique, like the whole of France, is experiencing an aging of its population. As the number of older people increases, they face an increased risk of loss of autonomy. Currently, nearly 19,000 Martinican households have people over the age of 80.

For Virgine Magnant, the general manager of the National Solidarity Fund for Autonomy, “our challenge is to be able to finance new structures, more secure housing if the historic home, I would say, is no longer suitable for the person, to attract support and care professions so that we together have professionals who can support the elderly”.

“Here in Martinique there is a challenge to invent so-called “intermediate” structures between conventional housing and nursing homes”, adds the director of the CNSA.


For two days, experts will address key themes during 4 plenary sessions and around twenty conferences and webconferences around the theme “Doing Together! “.

Several subjects will be covered: support for the autonomy of the elderly in Martinique, support for the school inclusion of students with disabilities, particularly those with autism, the deployment of the catch-up plan for the overseas offer on the sector of the elderly as well as the creation of the 5th branch devoted to autonomy.

  • Plenary 1: How to understand socio-cultural changes in public policies on aging in Martinique? Is it still possible to reinvent an intergenerational bond?

  • Plenary 2: The impact of changes and innovations on aging well in the territory of Martinique. Aging: a public or private problem? a “cooperative” solution

  • Plenary 3: How to “Live better, longer and in good health” in Martinique?

  • Plenary 4: How to avoid the bankruptcy of the medico-social sector?

A highlight of the debate, around the screening of the film “The strong souls of fragile age” directed by Loïck Coriou, on Tuesday September 20 at 6 p.m.

On the sidelines of the conference, a village will be set up to help visitors find answers around the theme of “Family and professional helping” with the aim of combating isolation and providing access to social assistance.

The meetings take place face-to-face and digitally. Registrations can be made at the following address: