At HelpAge USA, the voices of older people drive everything we do. Motivated by the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on marginalized older people in the U.S., HelpAge USA launched DC Grandparents Against COVID-19 in 2022, a movement of 500 older, primarily Black adults in Washington, DC.
Now, with HelpAge USA’s support, they’re taking on mental health, determined to be part of the solution by learning how to effectively support others. Learn more about this inspiring group, the latest pilot program, and how our DC Grandparents are coming together to address the mental health crisis in their communities.
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“So many people have mental illness, especially from COVID-19. We see it every day. We all need to join together … If we are trained and there is one person we can stop or save, that would make a big difference. Everybody needs to know they are not alone.”
– Judy Brown, Ward 8 Resident and DC Grandparent