Could you stand by and do nothing
while an older person is victimised
in her own home? We can’t.

When her health began to fail, 81 year old Mrs M went to live with her daughter and son-in-law and her 11 year old grandson. She was so excited to be spending the rest of her life within the warm heart of her family … loved and cared for by her nearest and dearest.

But the joy and hope with which she embarked on this new chapter in her life, quickly turned to despair ...

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We promote values of: Trust, Accountability, Transparency, Care, Respect, Integrity, Purpose, Service, Compassion, Environment.

We encourage all stakeholders in the spirit of these Values to support our Purpose: ‘To make dignity, growth and meaningful life a realistic prospect for all elders.’

These values are promoted through our work daily with our beneficiaries, stakeholders and general public and carried through to our messaging and advertising on print, broadcast, electronic and social media platforms.  As such, The Association for the Aged, has a zero tolerance policy for any vulgar or rude, threatening, abusive, discriminatory, cyber bullying or harassing comments on all our platforms.

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