HelpAge India is a secular, apolitical, non-profit and a non-governmental organisation . Since its foundation, its mission is to work for the cause and care of disadvantaged older persons, in ...
HelpAge India is a secular, apolitical, non-profit and a non-governmental organisation . Since its foundation, its mission is to work for the cause and care of disadvantaged older persons, in order to improve the quality of their lives. Established in 1978, HelpAge India is a leading charity platform in India working with and for disadvantaged elderly and has become the representative voice for India’s elderly. Dedicated to improving the status for India’s senior citizens, it works in 23 states providing medical services, poverty alleviation and income generation schemes in urban and rural India. It welcomes all those who wish to support, donate or sponsor online and those who want to volunteer to help elderly citizens. For the last few years, there has been an increased concentration on advocating for elder rights, engaging with the government on framing of new legislation and pushing for the implementation of the National Policy of Older Persons.
Various programs counducted by Help Age India across the country
HelpAge is now also increasingly focusing on the concerns of urban elderly having realised that even relatively economically advantaged elders face emotional and physical problems. Over the years HelpAge India's work has been recognized by various organizations and institutions. HelpAge India has been felicitated with awards like NGO Leadership & Excellence Award, Bharat Nirman Award, Times Social Impact Awards ICAI Financial Excellence Award, Healthcare Leadership Award and others including an Award for Outstanding Contribution to Social Welfare in 2011