Age UK has joined forces with Entertainment One for the making and release of a new film, Finding Your Feet: a modern, uplifting comedy that highlights some of the challenges that can be faced in later life, while also showing that it's never too late to start again.
Delving into a range a topics, including loneliness, bereavement, health and keeping active, Finding your feet - featuring an all-star cast including Age UK ambassador Joanna Lumley OBE - tells the moving story of how lead character Sandra played by Imelda Staunton CBE, who - as she approaches her 60th birthday - transforms her life and faces the highs and lows that can come with getting older. When her sister drags her along to a community dance class, Sandra gradually starts finding her feets, her self-esteem… and romance.
The film, which also stars Timothy Spall OBE, David Hayman and John Sessions, is released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital on Monday 25 June 2018.
For many older people, later life can be a challenge. Over 1 million older people in the UK are chronically lonely – but we believe loneliness shouldn’t be an inevitable part of ageing.
Age UK reaches millions of older people that are facing later life alone by offering companionship, advice and support. With your help today, we can reach even more older people who have no one to turn to.