World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: HelpAge Fellows Make a Difference

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some of our older generations.

To commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, we recognize all that HelpAge has done to advocate for older persons. From getting the rights of older people recognized in global, multilateral agreements to improving healthcare access in small villages, HelpAge works at all levels to ensure everyone who reaches old age can live a healthy, safe, and secure life.

To further HelpAge’s mission, the Hilton Prize Coalition has provided resources to staff five Fellows placements at HelpAge USA.

Here are the Fellows who have made an impact at HelpAge and beyond.

Learn more about the Hilton Prize Coalition Fellows Program and all our Fellows do.


Samantha Acosta

Samantha was a Fellow at HelpAge USA. During her time there, she focused on the organization’s Healthy Aging Programs, where she conducted research related in fundraising, partnership building and grant management.

Judith Bagachwa

Judith was a Fellow at HelpAge Tanzania. During her time as a Fellow, she implemented a project on Intergenerational Healthy Ageing through a life course approach in Kibaha. She has worked in different communities in Tanzania promoting social work activities and is an advocate for health and human rights issues.

Justine Lewis

Justine Lewis was a Fellow with HelpAge USA. In this capacity, she focused on the organization’s humanitarian programs, conducting research and partnership building.

Sarah Owens

Sarah was a Fellow with HelpAge USA. As the Programs and Marketing Fellow, Sara assisted in building partnerships with corporations and foundations and supported the staff on special projects such as HelpAge’s Gender-Based Violence study and the ADCAP program.

Anna Russell

Anna was a Fellow with HelpAge USA. As a Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow, Anna assisted with the organization’s Healthy Aging Programs, conducting research and analyzing data, and contributing to reports in the U.S. and abroad.

About the Hilton Prize Coalition

The  Hilton Prize Coalition  is an independent alliance of the winners of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, working together to achieve collective impact. Through three signature programs—the  Fellows Program, the  Collaborative Models Program  and the  Storytelling Program—the Coalition leverages the resources, talents and expertise of each of its members to innovate and establish best practices that can be shared with the global NGO and donor communities. Working in more than 170 countries, the Coalition is governed by a board comprised of the leaders of the Prize-winning organizations led by an Executive Committee and a Secretariat,  Global Impact.

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