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'I'm so happy to get this!'

Even something as simple as a walking stick can help an older person who has nothing, to live with dignity.

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Age International is a charity, helping older people to live with dignity
in some of the world's poorest countries


Yemen Crisis

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21 million people are in desperate need of life-saving aid Learn more...

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Should the UK help older people all over the world? Full article...

Philippines typhoon 2013

During emergencies

Find out why older people are particuarly vulnerable Emergency response...

Daw Thein has blood pressure taken

Treating Daw Thein

See inside one of our pop-up doctor's clinics Read her story...

Sponsor a grandparent like Mu Naung

Be part of the family

Get regular letters from a Grandparent like Daw Mu Naung Sponsor a Grandparent...

Did you know?

  • 20p coins

    100 million older people around the world are living on less than 60p a day

  • 80%

    8 in 10 older people have to do poorly paid, unsafe or irregular work to survive

  • Grandparent with children icon

    Grandparents care for up to half the world’s children orphaned by AIDS

  • From as little as 16p a day, you can help support a grandparent who has no one else to depend on.

 

Family in Myanmar

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