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What we do

We help older people in poorer places to be healthier, happier and treated with dignity. Click on a theme below to learn more about how we work.  

Saving lives in emergencies

Older people are particularly vulnerable during conflicts, crises and natural disasters - yet they are often forgotten. We help them to survive.

Empowering older women

Women experience ageism on top of sexism in later life. We aim to amplify older women's voices and protect the right to equality at all ages.

Protecting pensions and benefits

We campaign for pensions around the world. Where benefits do exist, we make sure there are no barriers to people claiming what they are owed.

Investing in small businesses

Older people often struggle to secure loans, due to discrimination. Discover how we help them - and what a difference it makes to local communities.

Carolina, who has dementia, poses for a photo with her carer

Meet our volunteer carers

Not everyone can be cared for by their family, which is why we train and support volunteer carers who visit extremely vulnerable older people in their homes.

Improving geriatric healthcare

Discover how - in countries where healthcare is stretched and limited - we make sure people can see specalist doctors and get the care that they need.

Helping people to see again

Our free cataract operations are helping to cure one of the world’s most common ageing eyesight problems, for some of the world’s poorest people.

Supporting independence at home

Independence is important at all ages. Find out how your donations are helping people to see, to walk, and to hear - in some of the world's poorest places.

Cyclone Idai Appeal

Help reach older women and men who have lost everything

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Please, help us to be there for the people who are so often forgotten by others.

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