HelpAge Korea is a NGO that works in the Republic of Korea and other Asian countries. Its mission is “to ensure that people understand how much older people contribute to society and must enjoy rights to healthcare, social services and economic and physical security”. HelpAge Korea has worked for older people to overcome poverty, alienation and eliminate discrimination against older people since 1982 and it began sharing its vision, mission, values and visual identity with HelpAge International in 2009.
HelpAge Korea sets up older people’s associations across Korea and supplies information on community-based care and best practice to other care providers.
Furthermore, HelpAge Korea works with local organisations in developing countries such as Cambodia, Myanmar, and Vietnam to share knowledge and Korean advanced welfare models and support the community-based development projects for older people.
Through the ROK-ASEAN homecare project, which started in 2003, HelpAge Korea has had a positive impact on the lives of older people in ten ASEAN countries. The project trains families and community volunteers in homecare for older people. For more details, download Community based homecare for older people in South East Asia (745kb).
In March 2009, HelpAge Korea began sharing its vision, mission, values and visual identity with HelpAge International.