Older people's voices

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.


HelpAge International is working with older people and network members around the world to respond to the threat of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. 

Read their stories



Van Quang and Thi Tu care for their son who is HIV positive.

Read life stories about older people coping with HIV and AIDS.

Gogo Thokozile, 67, South Africa

Nguyen Van Quang, 70, and Vu Thi Thu, 68, Vietnam

Work and pensions

Tubakwera, 58, from Uganda has seven grandchildren to support.

Read life stories about older people getting decent work and pensions.

Krishna, 75, Nepal

Safarbek, 98, Kyrgyzstan

Alejandro, 71, The Philippines


Lipi, 62, received free healthcare from a HelpAge clinic (c) Mayur Paul/HelpAge International

Read life stories about older people's health.

Lipi Begum, 62, Bangladesh

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