Vision and mission

Our vision

Our vision is a world in which all older people fulfil their potential to lead dignified, active, healthy and secure lives.

Our mission

We work with our partners to ensure that people everywhere understand how much older people contribute to society, and that they must enjoy their right to healthcare, social services and economic and physical security.

How we describe our organisation

Use the following text to describe who we are and what we do – inside publications, at the end of emails and press releases, at the start of reports and so on. You can choose between the shorter or longer version.

Short version

HelpAge International helps older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives.

Long version

The contribution older women and men make to society – as carers, advisors, mediators, mentors and breadwinners – is invaluable. But growing older is not without its problems.

HelpAge International helps older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives. Our work in over 75 countries is strengthened through our global network of like-minded organisations – the only one of its kind in the world.

Our name

The full name of our organisation is HelpAge International, which is how it appears on the logo. The name can be abbreviated to HelpAge in certain applications, for example. body text and web address. The abbreviation "HAI" should never be used.

Translations of vision and mission

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An older Tanzanian woman and her granddaughter. Photo: Kate Holt/HelpAge International.

HelpAge International helps older people claim their rights, so they can lead dignified, active, healthy and secure lives.