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Archbishop Finbar Ryan Geriatric Home

Corporate citizens such as AMOCO Trinidad Ltd., made substantial contributions, while Selwyn Vidal and Associates and Clyde Bacchus generously provided engineering and architectural services and gave every encouragement to the endeavour.

The Royal Bank of Trinidad and Tobago approved a loan with which the Society was then able to approach Bob Yorke and Company Ltd. and Chris de Verteuil of PRES-T-CON to supply the steel and concrete slabs needed to build the main structure.

It was by now the mid-eighties and construction was well underway when, the inflow of contributions slowed, under the influence of a worsening economy. It was at this point that the Port of Spain Lions came to the rescue with a substantial contribution of $360,000.00.

Happily the Lions were not content to stop here however, as they also went on to contribute to the Second wing. The first wing was opened and blessed by Archbishop Anthony Pantin on Sunday 17 th September 1987 . Initially the home had a population of 14 residents and a live-in matron Theresa Poonwassie, who personally took charge of Geriatric Care.

In the years which followed, the second, third and fourth wings of the institution were opened thanks to a grant from the Ministry of Social Development, the legacy left to the Society by Hilary Pamela Correia and the efforts of the public and the Port of Spain Lions .

At present, the home is managed by the National Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The staff of thirty-five (35) persons includes 3 supervisors, caregivers, handy-men/janitors, cooks and laundry personnel. These serve a resident population of over sixty aged persons.

The home also provides hands-on experience for students of various organizations which offer courses in Geriatric care such as SERVOL or more recently, the URP programme.

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