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Assisting Elderly Victims of Natural Disasters

The recent stream of natural disasters, from Eastern Turkey to Chile to Haiti, has left thousands of people fighting for their lives, even after surviving their respective storms. 

There are hundreds of organizations dedicated to assisting these countries with recovery efforts—but HelpAge International is the only one devoted to providing the care tailored specifically to the unique needs of older people.  

The Executive Director of HelpAge USA, Marilyn Grist and HelpAge International’s Emergencies Program Coordinator, Margaret Chilcott, joins us to talk about their most recent efforts and the organizations overall mission.

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