Act of kindness goes a long way
AGE Cymru released some shocking research showing that half a million older people across the UK are expecting to feel lonely this Christmas with a further quarter of million saying loneliness has become a “normal” part of life.
It also found that more than 530,000 older people aren’t looking forward to Christmas because for them it’s “just another day”.
So we’re urging your readers to do something to turn around this sad state of affairs and involve older people in some of their festive celebrations this year. Simple acts of kindness such as inviting someone around for a drink and a mince pie, giving a small gift, or offering to take someone out to see a carol concert or the local festive lights can make all the difference. Victoria Lloyd, Chief Executive Age Cymru