Reconnections client and a volunteer having tea

Reconnections is a new programme aimed at tackling loneliness and social isolation for those in later life in Worcestershire. The Reconnections team is a partnership of local organisations, led by Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire, who have experience and understanding of the issues people face in later life.

 

•There are 15,000 older people in Worcestershire who are potentially lonely

•9% of people over the age of 65 feel cut off from society

•50% of all older people consider the Television as their main form of company

•5% of people over the age of 65 spent Christmas Day alone

•Feeling lonely is as bad for our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day

•17% of older people have less than weekly contact with their family, friends and neighbours

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Reconnections at Simply Limitless

BBC Midlands Today recently visited our centre to do a short film about Reconnections, check it out below -

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