Practical guidelines

Here are practical guidelines for programme managers and people working with older people, drawing on experience in the HelpAge network.

Please use the guidelines for your own work, training or as a basis for producing more detailed, locally relevant materials.


Rosalba receives emergency aid after being affected by flooding in Colombia.

Guidelines on working with older people in emergencies: shelter and preparing for an emergency.


An older woman in South Africa cares for her grandchildren who have lost their parents to AIDS

Guidelines on working with older people on HIV and AIDS: psychosocial support for older carers.

Health and care

An older man has his eyes tested in Haiti

Guidelines on working on older people's health and care: nutrition.

Rights and advocacy

Campaigners in Germany

Guidelines on older people's rights and advocacy: older citizens monitoring and working with the media.

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For more practical resources, go to our guidelines and manuals in the resources section of the website.

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