Of the millions affected by the earthquake and tsunami, Japan’s seniors were the worst hit. Those able to make their way through the debris to access makeshift shelters and relief centers are still extremely vulnerable to life-threatening illnesses like hypothermia.
Japanese officials are providing emergency resources and support to those affected by the disaster. But for Japan’s seniors, who comprise nearly a quarter of the population, shelters may not be equipped with some of the unique supplies some seniors require.
To meet these needs, AARP and AARP Foundation are donating $100,000 to support the substantial relief efforts. We are collaborating with HelpAge USA and its international parent organization HelpAge International to make sure that these funds are used to address the needs of vulnerable Japanese seniors as part of Japan’s long-term relief work.
To maximize our contribution and give AARP members a trusted vehicle through which they can donate, we have established this donation page dedicated to helping Japan’s older population.