Sponsor a Grandparent today!
Older people are critical contributors to family, community, and society. They are both the largest growing and the most underserved population in the world.
Day-to-day existence is a struggle for many elderly persons in developing Countries. As political, social, and environmental pressure rises, forced migration, loss of income and armed conflict places these, our seniors, in vulnerable and life threatening positions.
HelpAge Canada wants everyone who reaches old age to lead a secure, healthy, dignified life. With our partners, we are active in Canada and around the world supporting seniors and their communities.
A monthly Contribution will help Seniors around the world live dignified, secure, healthy, happy lives.
Meet Flora Peter
Flora is a 90 year old widow who is native to Dominica. She is diabetic and has high blood pressure. Because her feet are swollen and extremely painful, it is difficult for her to walk, and she is essentially house bound.
Meet Nesida Nelson
Nesida Nelson is an 86 year old widow. She had six children, of whom one son and four daughters are still living. In her younger days Nesida worked hard to help support her family by working as a gardener. Advanced in age, she is no longer able to work. With no pension and no other source of income, Nesida struggles to survive.
Meet Chenga Lhamo
Born in Tibet in 1946, Chenga is approximately 74 years old. She never married and has no children. Chenga is a much-loved resident at the home, where she lives with 47 other elders.
Meet Geoffrey Reid
Geoffrey is a 76 year old good-natured man who laughs a lot but speaks little. When asked how he is, he always replies, “”Doing good.” He loves listening to music, and he enjoys watching the other men play dominoes.
Meet Seline Awuor
Seline is a 63 year old widow who lives with her three orphaned grandchildren. Seline is a jovial Gran who attempts to support her family as best she can by making sisal ropes. She enjoys sitting outside her home, singing and telling stories to her grandchildren.
EMPOWERING PEOPLE AND PROVIDING ASSISTANCE
HelpAge Canada is Canada’s only organization dedicated exclusively to helping older persons in Canada and the developing world. We have 40 years of experience working for older persons and helping them overcome poverty, claim their rights, challenge discrimination and helping them lead dignified, secure, and healthy lives. HelpAge Canada is a founding member of HelpAge International and is part of a global network of organizations operating in more than 80 countries that help thousands every day.
Join us in making the world a better place for older persons.