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I’m glad you have chosen to visit us online. Do allow me to introduce this wonderful organization to you… I sometimes get asked why someone who is not yet fifty years old is thinking about the elderly. Well, the reason for setting up AGE is quite simple, … we all look forward to a long, healthy and happy life, and we shouldn’t wait till we get ‘there’ and then start planning for it. We have to start planning for that now, and also invest in other people’s latter years.

Two specific events triggered the desire to set up AGE. First, my maternal grandmother passed away at the age of 97, in 2011, and I had the opportunity to observe the challenges of ageing firsthand. Second, during the 2012 presidential election campaigns and debates in Ghana (as also seen in many social causes in civil society)….

Who We Are

Our Team Of Specialists

The Association of Ghana’s Elders (AGE) is a unique organization founded with the aim of addressing the concerns of senior citizens, advancing and promoting their interests through diverse innovations. We aim to rally senior citizens as a powerful bloc of stakeholders across multiple platforms on which they can engage productively for self, community and nation.

Our Vision

We envision an Africa where senior citizens are actively and productively engaged in their communities, and are healthy and happy with the quality of their lives.

Our Mission

To ensure Ageing is a dignified process in Africa by advancing and promoting the interest of senior citizens through advocacy and diverse innovations.

Core Value

DIGNITY

Our focus and driving force is to ensure that ageing is a dignified process for everyone. To this end, we provide direct support, work with organizations and engage in advocacy to ensure that respect of older persons is not limited to lip service, but is demonstrated in tangible ways – making it easier for them to access and afford services.

In a cultural context where older persons are respected and given a lot of honor, the loss of independence (mainly financial and physical), as well as social exclusion rob older persons of any dignity and peace of mind. In some cases, there is elder abuse and neglect.

“Elder abuse can be defined as “a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person”. Elder abuse can take various forms such as financial, physical, psychological and sexual. It can also be the result of intentional or unintentional neglect.

Based on available evidence, WHO estimates that 15.7% of people 60 years and older are subjected to abuse. These prevalence rates are likely to be underestimates as many cases of elder abuse are not reported. Globally the numbers of people affected are predicted to increase as many countries are experiencing rapidly ageing populations.”

Advisory Board

Meet the Members of our Advisory Board

Dr. Rosina Acheampong

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Anna Ekua Bannerman-Richter

Advisory Board Member

Mrs. Nancy Keteku

Advisory Board Member

Prof. Christopher Mate-Kole

Advisory Board Member

Prof. Samuel Sefa-Dedeh

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Kwaku Sakyi-Addo

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey

Advisory Board Member

Prof. Nana Araba Apt

In Memoriam

Our Impacts

Our Areas Of Concern

Women's Rights

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Health Education

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Health Education

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Climate Change

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Sponsoring Companies

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