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Cadbury's Chocolate Bar with words "I kissed the most famous rock star on the planet", a quote from Rose, 79

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.

Working together to tackle loneliness

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.

Our work is only possible with your support

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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Anne and her husband shared a love of travel. Together, they went on an incredible adventure by motorbike across Europe. Watch her story.

A misunderstanding with a theatre programme got Bob into a bit of hot water! Watch his story.

Harry left school to join the circus - and his lust for life hasn't diminished with age. Watch his story.

Linneth loves to dance, loves merengue, and loves to go to Carnival. Watch her story.

Phiroze competed in the 2nd Asian Highway Rally - he calls it 'the most treacherous rally over known'. Watch his story.

It was during the era of Rock 'n' Roll that Rose made history in Las Vegas. Watch her story.

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