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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.

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?

Keep an eye out for cold weather alerts

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.

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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 our vital work of 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). 

What you can donate

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We'd love to hear about your acts of kindness

Whether you've done something nice for an older person or someone has made your day, we'd love to hear your stories.

Send us a message on social media. You can find us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

For more information:
Call Age UK on 0800 169 8787

Last updated: Oct 16 2017

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