Studies show that being lonely or isolated can impact upon mental and physical health factors and that lonely people find everyday activities more stressful than those who are not socially isolated. Rates of mortality for older people who are lonely are reported as 50% higher; emergency hospital admissions are a third higher and GP consultation rates three times higher compared with their non-lonely peers.
We are delighted to be working with Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across Surrey on Wellbeing Projects which either aim to re-connect individuals, into their community, so helping them get the most out of life, or by providing activities for inpatients in a community hospital. See below for more information about each of the projects.
We are always looking for help with our Wellbeing project and the other services we provide. If you have the time, however little, there are so many ways in which you can help make a positive difference to older people in the community by volunteering for us. For more information on volunteering please follow the link below:
> Volunteering at Age UK Surrey