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.
Why do it?
•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
If you or someone you know would benefit from Reconnections or if you would like to volunteer with us to support this amazing programme please click below -