Discover the stories of amazing older people
We're working with Cadbury to celebrate and share the lives of older people.
225,000 older people often go a whole week without speaking to anyone at all. At Age UK we support hundreds of thousands of older people every year. We know that they have so many amazing stories to tell.
We've partnered with Cadbury to encourage everyone to engage in conversations with older people.
Join us by celebrating the stories of older people you know and supporting Age UK's vital services to tackle loneliness.
Meet the Originals. You have heard parts of their stories, but the full versions are even better. Click the links below to hear them told in full.
We've all experienced loneliness at some point – especially since the start of the pandemic. Today 4 out of 10 older people aged 65 and over say that they have often or sometimes felt lonely. That’s almost 4 million older people for whom loneliness is a daily reality. And we are missing out on their stories, words and wisdom.
That’s why Age UK is here. We provide advice, support and friendship to older people who have no one to turn to.
Saffron volunteers for our Telephone Befriending Service and shared this story with us:
"My telephone friend Paul and I have had weekly calls since March 2020. Paul is a lively, lovely, engaging character. He has so many layers has been through so much pain and yet has so much warmth, insight and cheeky humour. Thank you Age UK for your amazing initiative and for allowing the younger generation to learn from their beautiful elders."
The Age UK Advice Line is available every day of the year to provide answers and reassurance when they’re needed most. And our Telephone Friendship Service provides thousands of lonely and isolated older people with a regular chat, sometimes the only conversation they'll have all week.
Without kind donations from people like you, we wouldn’t be able to provide vital help and support to the hundreds of thousands of older people who rely on us each year.
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