Loneliness is a major health problem that is often overlooked. Did you know, for example, that loneliness is worse for you than obesity? Or that lonely people are 64% more likely to develop dementia?
There are 1 million people aged 65+ who are always or often lonely. However, we believe that together, we can start to change this - at least in Cornwall.
From formal opportunities as a volunteer befriender to informal opportunities such as being a good neighbour and checking on elderly residents living alone, there are lots of ways to 'do your bit'. No matter how busy we are, we can all find time for a catch up over a cup of tea! For you it might be a welcome break from the pressures of a busy life but to an older person living alone it could be the only human contact they have that day!
To find out more, visit our 'Tackling Loneliness' page and together we can make a difference!