No matter what your age, being loved and cared for is important to all of us.
But during Christmas the companionship and support of friends and family seems to mean even more than usual – which is why loneliness feels even harsher.
At Age UK Leicestershire and Rutland we believe no one should have no one at Christmas.
Yet for approximately 66,100 older people in the East Midlands loneliness is a daily reality. And we don’t just mean at Christmas.
How you can help
If you want to change the lives of older people in our area at Christmas please consider making a donation.