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100-year-old Eileen Symonds

Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.

The over-60s is the fastest-growing group in society and there are more of us than ever before.

Ageing is not an illness, but it can be challenging. At Age UK we provide services and support at a national and local level to inspire, enable and support older people.

We stand up and speak for all those who have reached later life, and also protect the long-term interests of future generations.

Our vision

A world where everyone can love later life

Our vision is ambitious. It won’t be easy to get there, and it won’t be a quick journey, but we believe it’s how things should be for older people and we work every day to achieve this.

Our network

The Age UK network comprises around 170 local Age UKs reaching most of England.

Our family also includes Age Cymru, Age NI and Age Scotland, as well as Age International, with whom we support vulnerable older people in more than 40 countries worldwide. 

What do we do near you?

Our shops

We have a network of around 450 shops, selling an ever-changing range of goods - many of which we rely on the goodwill of you to donate.

Our shops also act as a gateway to the rest of Age UK and each one is a recycling centre.

Find your closest shop

Our volunteers

Age UK would not be able to function properly without the dedication of the more than 75,000 volunteers who get involved and help all older people to make the most of later life.

- Want to volunteer? How to get involved

Darranda

'It's the highlight of my week'

Darranda explains why she loves volunteering as a telephone befriender.

Watch Darranda's story

no one should have no one

Life’s journey is all about being interested in everything I possibly can and not worrying about stuff and having a wonderful family

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Further information

For more information: Call Age UK Advice: 0800 169 2081