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More than 75,000 older people in Wales feel lonely. Please help us to provide advice and support.

Did you know?

  • 144,000 older people in Wales are not looking forward to Christmas
  • 8,000 older people in Wales don’t see or hear from anyone for days over Christmas
  • 14,000 older people in Wales feel lonelier at Christmas time

With your help we’ll be there by providing advice and guidance to older people to keep well, keep warm and keep safe this winter. 

    There are many ways you can help an older person this Christmas

How to overcome loneliness

If you feel like you’re on your own, there are ways you can break through the barriers created by loneliness.

      Caring for someone who's lonely

      If you look after someone who you think might be suffering from loneliness, check out our resources so you can find the best way to help.


      I’m not sure what I will be doing on the 25th – hopefully an invite will turn up, it has done in the past, but I’ve bought a frozen Christmas dinner just in case.

      Make a donation

      By making a donation you'll be helping us provide companionship, advice and support for older people facing Christmas alone

    Please donate

    Your support will go a long way to help older people throughout Wales. Please donate today.

Become a telephone befriender

We're working with our sister charity Age UK to bring you Call in Time. Call in Time is a free public telephone befriending service for matching volunteers with older members of the public.

Local Age Cymru partners

There are local Age Cymru partners across Wales who provide vital services to older people. Why not have a look if one of our local partners is running an event near you. 

Further information

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For more information: Call our advice line 08000 223 444

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