In partnership with local organizations and older people themselves, we work to overcome challenges such as:
Rights: We make sure older people know their rights and how to claim them.
Benefits: We work with governments to ensure older people get basic healthcare, education and income.
Incomes: Our Sponsor A Grandparent (SAG) programme provides additional financial help.
HIV and AIDS: We give older people information to protect themselves and their families from HIV and AIDS.
Emergencies: We ensure older people's needs are recognized when disaster strikes - and that their contribution to recovery efforts is fully supported.
Supporting older people in the Caribbean
In Jamaica, we organized community health and information fairs giving better access to health care and medication, benefiting more than 3,000 people.
We reached thousands of older people in Belize through our day centers by providing games, exercise, meals-on-wheels, food parcels, eye care and home visits.
In Haiti, we have distributed food and well-being kits to thousands of older people made homeless by the earthquake and living in camps in Petionville and Leogane.