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Over 60s can 'Go Wild' for free


Share what you love | RZSS and Age Scotland

We were delighted to partner with the Highland Wildlife Park and Edinburgh Zoo to bring people together as part of our Share What You Love campaign!

Video clip: STV News

Older visitors took a free walk on the wild side in October thanks to a partnership between the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) and Age Scotland!

Scotland’s national charity for older people and the wildlife conservation charity have teamed up for the first time as part of Age Scotland’s ‘Share What You Love’ campaign, which aims to cut loneliness in older people by half over the next five years. The partnership encouraged younger people to take along an older person when they visit the zoo or park, inspiring them to spend more quality time with older friends or relatives.

We were delighted to see many people coming together to share a great day out.

We are delighted to team up with RZSS to encourage people to spend quality time with an older person and enjoy a fun day out meeting the pandas at Edinburgh Zoo and chilling with the polar bears at the Highland Wildlife Park!

Brian Sloan - Age Scotland's Chief Executive

By sharing what you love, you can make a big difference and help Age Scotland cut loneliness and isolation figures in half by 2025.

Spread the word (and the love!) by capturing your activity on social media. 

Add a picture or short video to your post with the person you are spending time with and tag #ShareWhatYouLove and Age Scotland.

We’ll be curating all the fantastic activities on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

You can also show your support by sharing our campaign materials, which you can download here.

Together we can cut loneliness in half by 2025

Over the next five years we would like at least 20,000 people each year to take regular action to share what they love with an older person which will cut the level of loneliness in Scotland in half.

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