Act of kind­ness goes a long way

Glamorgan Gazette - - Your Views -

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

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