"No one should have no one at Christmas"
Published on 11 May 2018 11:42 AM
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 Lincoln & Kesteven, we believe no one should have no one at Christmas.
Yet for approximately 29,300 older people in the 66,100 older people in the East Midlands loneliness is a daily reality. And we don’t just mean at Christmas.
Talking to no one
In the UK, over 1 million older people are chronically lonely.
We need to change that. We need to make sure help is available for all older people who find their lives adversely affected by loneliness or illness or poverty, whatever the time of year.
Here in Lincoln & Kesteven we’re working as hard as we can all year round to help older people face the different challenges that growing older brings, and with your help we can work to make sure no one in later life need be alone or isolated.
Whether it’s through our befriending services or lunch clubs, our information and advice around getting the financial support people need to make the most of their later years or just being somewhere to turn when things get too tough to cope with on your own, Age UK Lincoln & Kesteven provides crucial companionship, advice and support to thousands of people every year.
How you can help
If you want to change the lives of older people in Lincoln & Kesteven at Christmas, please call 01522 696 000 to find out how you can make a difference. Text NONE16 £3 to 70070 to donate to Age UK Lincoln & Kesteven and make a difference today. JustTextGiving by Vodafone.