No matter what your age, being loved and cared for is important to all of us.
But during Christmas the companionship and support of friends and family seems to mean even more than usual – which is why loneliness feels even harsher.
At Age UK Derby and Derbyshire, we believe no one should have no one at Christmas.
Yet for approximately 66,100 older people in the East Midlands loneliness is a daily reality. And we don’t just mean at Christmas.
How you can help
If you want to change the lives of older people in Derby and Derbyshire at Christmas, please call 01773 768240 or visit www.ageuk.org.uk/derbyandderbyshire/donate - to find out how you can make a difference.
Talking to no one
In the UK, over 1 million older people are chronically lonely.
We need to change that. We need to make sure help is available for all older people who find their lives adversely affected by loneliness or illness or poverty, whatever the time of year.
Here in Derby and Derbyshire we’re working as hard as we can all year round to help older people face the different challenges that growing older brings, and with your help we can work to make sure no one in later life need be alone or isolated.
Whether it’s through our memory lane service; befriending services; day centres; our information and advice around getting the financial support people need to make the most of their later years or just being somewhere to turn when things get too tough to cope with on your own, Age UK Derby and Derbyshire provides crucial companionship, advice and support to thousands of people every year.
How you can help
But we can’t do any of this without your help.
So if you want to change the lives of older people in Derby and Derbyshire at Christmas, please call 01773 768240 or visit www.ageuk.org.uk/derbyandderbyshire/donate to find out how you can make a difference.
You can help to change the lives of local people and make sure no one has no one at Christmas.
Age UK Derby and Derbyshire provides a range of services and your gift will go where the need is greatest.