What is the App for?

  • The primary and first use of the App is to provide a one-click emergency service to senior citizens in need: In cases such as abuse, accident and rescue.
  • The App also provides two other major utility tools, for everyday use.
  • The second is an information kit consisting of information on: Rights & Entitlements, Health, Financial Planning, Will & Legacies, Active Ageing and how to tackle Elder Abuse.
  • The third feature provides real time GPS enabled information on retail outlets that provide discounts to senior citizens who are members of the HelpAge AdvantAge Card.

Who is the HelpAge SOS App meant for?

  • This App is a simple tool to connect both the young and the old to this free facility of emergency rescue, information of use to elders and access to market discounts put in place by HelpAge India.
  • It is recommended that the young download the App for themselves and for their elder family and friends.
  • This App provides easy access to by-standers to report abuse and yet remain anonymous.
  • The young and the old can find out easily about discount giving retailers in the vicinity.

How to use the App?

  • Just download the App on your Mobile phone. (Only on Android Smart Phones)
  • Tap the App icon on your mobile phone screen and you see the Homepage (snapshot above).
  • One click on the Red SOS button connects you to the nearest HelpAge Helpline (Toll Free).
  • A click on the Information on Critical Elder Issues button takes you to the page with various information options on Rights & Entitlements, Health, Financial Planning, Will & Legacies, Active Ageing and how to tackle Elder Abuse. Each section leads to detailed information.
  • A click on Information on Market Discounts button lets you access area-wise, category-wise discounts giving retailers.