Our collection of older people's life stories capture the strength and resilience behind a lifetime of experience.
Through these stories, older people are speaking out and we're listening. Read what they have to say and discover their hopes, challenges and contributions.
Ageing in the 21st century
The world is growing old fast. In the next 10 years, the number of people over age 60 will surpass one billion.
Read about the lives of older people around the world.
Mohamed and his family fled their home in West Darfur due to the conflict. They lost everything. HelpAge helped Mohamed get back to work as a tailor.
Meher suffers from chest pains. She had no idea she was eligible for a pension. Through HelpAge's partner in Bangladesh, she got her pension and can now pay for her medication.
Work and pensions
Tubakwerwa, cares for seven grandchildren. She received a loan from HelpAge's partner in Uganda to set up a market stall. The money she earns helps to feed her grandchildren.
Tecla, 87, from Moldova is housebound and isolated. Nobody visited her until HelpAge's partner started a project to reintegrate vulnerable older people into the community.
HIV and AIDS
Van Quang and Thi Tu's son is HIV positive. Through HelpAge's partners in Vietnam, they have learnt to care for their son and found support through self-help clubs.