About Help Age India
HelpAge India is a leading charity in India working with and for disadvantaged elderly for nearly 4 decades. It was set up in 1978 and is registered under the Societies’ Registration Act of 1860. There are an estimated 106 million elderly in India. HelpAge advocates for their needs such as for Universal Pension, quality healthcare, action against Elder Abuse and many more at a national, state and societal level with Central and State governments. It advocates for elder friendly policies and their implementation thereof. It works hand-in-hand with Senior Citizens Associations understanding elder needs working with and for them.

The aim is to serve elder needs in a holistic manner, enabling them to live active, dignified and healthier lives.

Help Age’s focus over the years has moved from Welfare to Development.
It provides elderly relief through various age care interventions such as it runs one of the largest mobile healthcare programs through its Mobile Healthcare Units spanning the country providing free healthcare services to destitute elders, it helps elders earn their livelihood through the formation of Elder-Self-Help Groups making self-reliant, it conducts cataract surgeries to restore their sight, looks after their basic needs though its Support-a-Gran program runs Elder Helplines across the country, provides relief and rehabilitation for elders post disasters and provides active-ageing opportunities.

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