Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire this week launched their Campaign to End Loneliness - coinciding with International Older Person’s Day and the 70th birthday of Age UK Notts.
The campaign asks for individuals to make pledges that will help decrease loneliness. The nature of the pledge can vary from something like ‘I pledge to ring my Mum at least once a week’, to ‘I pledge to arrange a frequent coffee morning in my local community.’
Mick Tinkler, Chief Executive of Age UK Notts said: “This is a massive issue which blights the lives of so many local older people. By simple acts such as being a good neighbour we can all contribute to making life so much better for some of the most vulnerable members of our community.
“Older people themselves can get involved with local activities to make new friends, we can send out details of things to do in your local area if people give us a call on 0115 844 0011. We would encourage everyone to make a pledge to combat loneliness.”
For more information about the Campaign to End Loneliness or to make a pledge you can visit the Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire website at www.ageuknotts.org.uk or call into one of the shops or offices.