Working with Senior Citizens Associations

HelpAge is working with more than 5000 Senior Citizens’ Associations (SCAs) across India with over 10 lakh members. These elders are encouraged to become a unified voice raising elder concerns. HelpAge arranges sessions on important issues like legal and policy awareness (Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens’ Act, pension schemes and linkages, wills & legacies, etc.), financial awareness and digital literacy & safety training. Several other activities and programmes are also conducted throughout the year as well as to mark occasions such as ‘World Elder Abuse Awareness Day’ (June 15) and ‘International Day of Older Persons’ (October 1).