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"It's not the same without her..."

Colin was heartbroken when his wife Joan Ann died. He was left alone and uncertain who could help with the many questions he had, about his loneliness and the future.

"Although there were lots of friendly people in my community, I didn’t want to burden them with my sadness."

That's when Colin got in touch with Age UK.

There are more than 2.5 million older people who have no one to turn to for help and support. Many of them will be alone this Christmas. 

Help us be there for them. 

“The information was first rate and the adviser was so helpful.”

After his wife's death, Colin received information through the post from Age UK. He looked up the charity and read about the Age UK Advice Line.

When Colin called the line, the adviser sensed he was at a low ebb, desperate to speak to someone about his loneliness.

Call the Age UK Advice Line on 0800 678 1602. Lines are open 8am-7pm, 365 days a year. Even on Christmas Day.

“Call in Time was like a light at the end of the tunnel.”

The adviser Colin spoke to recommended Call in Time, Age UK's free telephone befriending service.

He was matched with a befriender. The two have since become so close that Colin says she's like a daughter to him.

Looking for someone to have a regular chat with? Call in Time can match you with a likeminded person for a weekly 30-minute call.

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