Mission: HelpAge USA, an affiliate of HelpAge International, builds awareness of global aging issues among US audiences; advocates for the empowerment of older, vulnerable adults in the developing world; and raises funds to support the programs of the HelpAge network. HelpAge International helps older people around the world lead full and secure lives. It is the only global network focused on the needs and rights of vulnerable older people. Age helps sums up HelpAge’s core position – that older people are a benefit to society and a positive force for change. This position is described more fully in our manifesto: Age makes a difference The experience. The expertise. With age comes a deep understanding of the way things were, the way they are, and the way they could be. The contribution older people make to society is invaluable.
Programs: HELPAGE INTERNATIONAL AMERICA WAS IN THE PROCESS OF MAKING GRANTS THAT FURTHER ITS MISSION OF HELPING DISADVANTAGED OLDER PEOPLE NO GRANTS WERE COMPLETED DURING 2006