HelpAge USA Manifesto



We believe everyone deserves a dignified, healthy, secure life.


And that, together, we can make this a reality for the world’s most vulnerable older people.


By working with them, not just for them.


By turning poverty into security. Making pensions a basic right. Providing access to healthcare. Assisting in emergencies. Preventing abuse and violence. And ending prejudice against older people, called ageism.


We also believe that, if the needs of older people aren’t addressed today, it will hurt all our futures.


Because the world will soon experience the greatest demographic shift in history, with more people over sixty than under ten.


And one day, if we’re lucky, we’ll all be old.




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Learn how we respond in emergencies to reach older people in need.

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HelpAge strengthens health systems to meet the needs of an aging society. 

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Learn how HelpAge increases older people's access to secure incomes.

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 Learn how HelpAge mobilizes older people to advocate for their rights. 

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