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Friendship for isolated elderly people in London

by Age-LInk Vetted since 2011
Friendship for isolated elderly people in London

Summary

At Age-Link our aim is to bring comfort to elderly people who are lonely. This may be because they are housebound, blind or partially blind, wheelchair bound, or living alone without family. Over the past 36 years we have developed sixteen groups covering twenty three areas in Greater London, and we are very keen to extend our activities to other areas in order to help as many as possible.

$50,000
total goal
$44,706
remaining
69
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years

Challenge

Elderly people are often hidden within our society and they lack the mechanisms to speak out about their problems and challenges. The pace of modern life has led to growing isolation of elderly people even from their own families as people become increasingly busy. The recession and cuts to local government support has only increased this problem. At Age link we support them to live the rest of their lives in comfort and happiness by decreasing their isolation and bringing them friendship.

Solution

At Age link we want to reduce the isolation felt by elderly people living in London by bringing them together, providing activities and the opportunity to enjoy the company of others. We also hope to reduce the gap felt between the different generations, by promoting volunteer spirit and giving the opportunity for two or even three generations to link. We bring love, friendship and support to those who often feel so lonely.

Long-Term Impact

Human nature is to make others feel good and make them comfortable. We hope to encourage the older generation to be comforted and feel good about the other fellow humans. We also hope that in the long term, our project will change the attitude of younger generations towards the elderly, raise awareness of their struggles and encourage greater interaction, linking the generations together.

Resources

Age Link Charity walk
Christmas party Age Link
Elvis Presley Christmas Party with AgeLink elderly
Christmas Party

Organization Information

Age-LInk

Location: Ickenham, Middlesex - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​http:/​/​www.age-link.org
Project Leader:
Ramesh Badu
Ickenham, Middlesex United Kingdom

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