Check In and Chat
Age NI, with the support of the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland, is offering a ‘Check In and Chat’ telephone service for everyone who is over 60 in Northern Ireland, who may feel isolated or lonely during this time.
It's hoped that the initiative will help provide some reassurances to older people, answer basic queries and link people to local services and support.
We were all advised to stay at home as much as possible due to COVID, which impacted everyone greatly.
These were potentially difficult times for many older people, especially those living alone who may not have had anyone to share their concerns. Others may just want to have a chat about what they saw on television last night. Hopefully, this initiative will help older people cope with some of these challenges.
Anyone over 60 in Northern Ireland can register free of charge, to receive a regular telephone call from us. All you need to do is:
Call Age NI Advice on 0808 808 7575
Email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Call or email for further information on making a referral to the service.