HelpAge India is a leading charitable organization working with and for older people in India for the past 40 years. It runs Agecare programs throughout the country & advocates strongly for the cause of elders and fights for their rights. It runs a gamut of programs with the aim to serve elder needs in a holistic manner, enabling them to live active, dignified and healthier lives.
It provides elders relief through various interventions such as – it runs one of the largest mobile healthcare programs through its Mobile Healthcare Units spanning the country providing free healthcare services to destitute elders, it helps elders become self-reliant and independent through the formation of Elder-Self-Help Groups, conducts cataract surgeries to restore their sight, looks after their basic needs through its Support-a-Gran program, runs Elder Helplines across the country, provides relief & rehabilitation for elders post disasters and provides Active Ageing opportunities.
Currently there are an estimated 104 million elderly in India. HelpAge advocates for their needs such as for Universal pension, quality healthcare, action against Elder Abuse and many more at a national, state and societal level with Central and State governments. It advocates for elder friendly policies and their implementation thereof.
It works hand-in-hand with Senior Citizens Associations understanding elder needs working with and for them.