Older people on the edge of survival in eastern Ukraine
For immediate release Older people living in sub-zero conditions and heavily shelled areas of Eastern Ukraine desperately need food, clean drinking water and medication, according to a survey released today. The survey taken by HelpAge International staff and volunteers offers a glimpse of the conditions older people in the oblasts of Donetsk and Luhansk…Read More
Connecting Elders through Youth Mentorship
in the Kivalliq Region
For Immediate Release Connected Elders and Youth is an intergenerational digital literacy program developed by HelpAge Canada, with support from Pinnguaq Association and Connected Canadians. Uniquely designed for Nunavummiut in the Kivalliq region, the program pairs youth and Elders to support Elders in building digital literacy skills for connecting with friends and family.…Read More
Bearing The Brunt
Older people are bearing the brunt of COVID-19 Older people are at higher risk of serious illness and their odds of survival are the lowest. Many have lost their livelihoods and can’t buy the food or medicine they need to survive. The pandemic has also exposed ageism like never before. Older people have been separated…Read More
HelpAge Canada awards $200,000 in Seniors Can! grants
Thanks to the generous support of our Founding Program Partner, HelpAge Canada was able to award a record-setting $200,000 in Seniors Can! grants this month. Seniors Can! is an initiative designed to help low-income seniors across Canada avoid isolation and loneliness and engage more fully with their communities. This is achieved through grants that provide seniors with accessibility…Read More
Gregor Sneddon reflects on COVID-19 and how HelpAge Canada has adapted over the past year.
As we approach 1 year into COVID-19, what are the needs HelpAge Canada is experiencing. Has there been an increase in demand when it comes to your programs and services? On March 13th, HelpAge Canada pivoted our programming to become Canada’s first national responder to the COVID-19 pandemic for seniors. We launched a campaign…Read More
HelpAge International releases report of ‘Unequal treatment’ during COVID-19
Unequal treatment What older people say about their rights during the COVID-19 pandemic. Report published by HelpAge International. HelpAge International is a global network of organisations promoting the right of all older people to lead dignified, healthy and secure lives. Older people’s health and lives have been at particular risk from COVID-19. Their rights have…Read More
HelpAge International welcomes the launch of the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing
Submitted by HelpAge International. HelpAge Canada is a founding member of a global network of Organizations under the umbrella of HelpAge International that promotes the right of all older people to lead dignified, healthy and secure lives. HelpAge International welcomed the December 17th announcement by the UN and the World Health Organization of the…Read More
We reached our campaign goal and delivered 1,000 hygiene kits in Eastern Ukraine!
We are pleased to confirm that HelpAge Canada successfully delivered 1,000 emergency hygiene kits to older women and men in Eastern Ukraine along the 5 km line of contact through July and August. These kits provided COVID-19 sanitization materials and PPE, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, and other hygiene products designed to last each…Read More
A successful Ride to Connect campaign has led to over $53,000 dollars being raised for the Seniors Can Connect! program.
Thank you Ride to Connect! KMs = Connectivity for seniors across Canada A successful Ride to Connect campaign has led to over $53,000 dollars being raised for the Seniors Can Connect! program. Seniors Can Connect! is a HelpAge Canada program, delivered by Connected Canadians. The program provides tablets and technology mentorship to help seniors. Through the program, seniors can overcome barriers…Read More
Jacobs helps us mark National Grandparents Day!
Thank you Jacobs for your support and helping us mark National Grandparents Day by sharing these stories… “The importance of Grandparents has been something I have been aware of as long as I have been alive; I was raised by my Grandparents. My Grandfather, in particular, was a hugely influential presence in my life and…Read More