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Welcome to our new website!

08 Sep 2010

Welcome to our new website!

We are thrilled to be launching a brand new www.helpage.org.

We hope the clear, clean design appeals to you, that it’s easy for you to find what you’re looking for, and that you are as excited as we are about all the new features it boasts.

Our new Get involved section makes it easy for you to show your support for older people across the world. Why not find out what’s happening for this year’s Age Demands Action campaign, as older people in nearly 50 countries gear up for a day of action on 1 October (UN International Day of Older People)? They’ll be calling for action on issues such as pensions, healthcare, housing and work.

Want to know more about why older people are making these demands? Watch our mosaic of film clips of older people from around the world talking about their experiences of age discrimination. We’re sure they’ll move you to show your support by signing our Age Demands Action petition.  

To find out about the policies that need to change and evidence that underpins this work visit our policy pages or browse our resources.

One of the big issues affecting older people in poorer countries is income security. More often than not, they do not get any pension and many have to work well into old age just to survive. They work day-in, day-out, working long hours in poorly paid jobs with little or no recognition or support. Uncover the reality of their lives, and find out about their hopes and dreams, in our Invisible workers quiz.

At HelpAge, we believe that the contribution older people make to society is invaluable. Read our life stories for proof of our philosophy that “age helps”.  They capture older people’s strength, wisdom and reslience and show that when you give to older people they give back.

We’re very proud to be showcasing some of the exciting and inspirational project and advocacy work we’re currently implementing. Find out what we’re doing to:

These are just some of the highlights of our new website, and we hope you take some time to browse and find many more.

We’d love to hear what you think of it, so please add your comments below, send your feedback via our contact form, or take 2 minutes to complete our survey. You can also add comments directly to selected pages within the website.

And don’t forget, there are all kinds of ways you can stay updated with our work. You can:

We really hope you like the new look HelpAge website. Please do share with your friends and colleagues using the Share this toolbar in the right hand column.

If you'd like to offer older people in developing countries some financial support, we're pleased to announce that you'll soon be able to donate online in three currencies (£, $ and €). So watch this space!

Happy browsing – we hope to see you back here soon.

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I really like the look of the new website. It looks colorful and engaging. I have browsed through some of the links and particularly like the invisible workers quiz. I'm sure this will be very appealing to our external audiences and many many people will enjoy browsing through the pages. This is exciting Caroline. Congratulations to you and your team.

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Caroline Dobbing
Country: UK
Job title: Online communications manager

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