Elders for Elders Foundation(EfEF) is an independent non-profit foundation for the welfare of the aged in India. Currently, it operates in two States, viz., Kollam and Alleppy (Alappuzha) districts in Kerala and Cuddalore and Nagapattinam districts in Tamil Nadu. EfEF’s main areas of intervention has been in promoting savings as a habit for the elderly,
provide necessary credit for improving their economic earnings, organize the elderly for the cause of the aged including advocacy efforts for national and state level commission for the aged, old age pension for all destitute elders, work with district and local government for facilitating quality medical care for the aged in government run health facilities, etc.
EfEF has been able to successfully demonstrate the concept of productive ageing. It has amply proved that the elders have immense potential to be productive, can be collectivized, and require credit to pursue livelihood activities. They need some instruments to cope with their risks. EfEF has also demonstrated that the elders are better taken care of by themselves and their immediate families and social security measures have to be geared to cement this bonding rather than making the elders dependent solely on pension or other relief assistance measures.