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Source: BBC News 02/02/2016

Sixty-five to 79 is the happiest age group for adults, according to Office for National Statistics research.

The survey of more than 300,000 adults across the UK found life satisfaction, happiness and feeling life was worthwhile all peaked in that age bracket.

Happiness and well-being dropped off again in those over 80, with researchers suggesting this could be down to personal circumstances such as poor health, living alone and feelings of loneliness.

Northern Ireland held on to the crown for happiest of the UK's nations, with people there also most satisfied and most likely to say their life was worthwhile - but also the most anxious.

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Loneliness in Northern Ireland

1 in 3 older people in Northern Ireland say they feel lonely and 100,000 say the TV is their main form of company.

Age NI is the only older people’s charity in Northern Ireland providing care. Every single day, Age NI day centres are helping hundreds of older people who are feeling isolated and alone with no one else to turn to.

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Further information

For more information: Call Age NI Advice: 0808 808 7575

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