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Glasses & walking sticks

Independence is important at all ages. Our free prescription glasses, adjustable walking sticks and hearing aids are helping to restore independence and confidence to older people worldwide.Daw Mya Ichin from Myanmar has been given a walking stick from Age International

Losing your sight or ability to walk can mean losing your independence. But something as simple as a pair of glasses can change an older person's life.


What we do

We give out mobility aids to people who need them but can't afford them.

  • prescription glasses
  • height-adjustable metal walking sticks 
  • hearing aids
  • wheelchairs

People we have helped

Tarka, 67, visited an eyecare camp in Nepal that we set up after the earthquake. It was her first ever eye test.

'Now I can hear my granddaughter's cry' says Thar Sae, a 67-year-old farmer in Myanmar who received a hearing aid from us.

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Our work relies on monthly donations. Today, 100 million older people struggle to survive on less than 60p a day. A monthly gift from you could help someone to live with dignity.

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Last updated: Aug 24 2018

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