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Our aim is to encourage older people to increase their wellbeing and make the most of later life. Here you can read just a few of the stories of people we have helped through our wide range of activities and services...


  • 'I can see the possibilities now!'

    Shital had been thinking about buying a laptop for ages but never felt confident about choosing one to buy or what to do with it once he had it. Then he discovered our Laptop Loan scheme...

  • Meet Richard and Elaine

    Richard has Parkinson's and attends our day opportunities every week. He has struck up a lovely friendship with our day opportunities volunteer Elaine and here they interview each other about their lives and their work.

  • 'I feel like I've known him for 20 years!'

    One Barnet resident whose life has been transformed by the weekly visits from befriender Anthony

  • 'I was shaking on my first day'

    After caring for her husband for 20 years, Joka started as a volunteer and now works for Age UK Barnet as a kitchen assistant

  • 'I've made an online shopping order for the first time!'

    June was a regular in our cookery and craft sessions, then during lockdown we paired her with volunteer Emily who gave her online computer support, helping June carry out essential everyday tasks on her computer

  • Celebrating diversity

    How dementia adviser Jaihanne was able to use her own cultural knowledge and language to help a client and his son feel supported

  • 'My sporting memories'

    Former sports journalist and volunteer Ed talks about the online Sporting Memories group he hosts for Age UK Barnet

  • 'I'm not one to give in'

    After having a fall in her bathroom, a normally active 89 year old Mavis lost confidence in going out but our Finding your feet service got her back on track.