Small acts of kindness
Sometimes it's the smallest of things that can make our day. Here are some ideas for small acts of kindness that could make a difference for an older person.
Pick up the phone
Don't wait for a special occasion - brighten an older person's day by giving them a call and letting them know how much you care. Please share your pledge via social media.
Spread the warmth to an older neighbour
We're more vulnerable to the cold as we get older. Why not invite an older neighbour round for tea or maybe offer to walk their dog?
Donate your extra change
Did you know £5 could help answer a call to our advice line from a vulnerable older person in need of support? You can even give us your old £1 coins.
Offer to help with their shopping
When you next go to the supermarket, ask an older neighbour if they'd like you to get something for them while you're out.
Donate unwanted items to an Age UK Shop
Every bag of unwanted items you give us helps to raise money and allows us to continue supporting those who are facing later life alone. Your items are worth 25% more if you sign up for Gift Aid (ask in store for details).
Help someone claim benefits
Have an older relative, neighbour or work colleague who might benefit from a few extra pounds? Why not support them to use our benefit calculator.
For more information:
Call Age UK on 0800 169 8787