The vision of the SA Older Persons Forum and the Western Cape Older Persons Forum:
- The contribution of older persons is recognized
- Older persons can experience security and personal fulfillment
- The rights and dignity of older persons are respected
- Older persons have a role to play in development
The mission of SAOPF and WCOPF is to identify and articulate the concerns and needs of older persons, as voiced by them and, in consultation with government and other role players, to ensure that these needs are addressed in legislation, services and programs.