Over a million older people in the UK are always or often lonely, some go for months without seeing friends or family. Visiting an older person as part of your weekly run can make a huge difference to their life.
We call the older people we visit coaches because they help motivate us to run and they share their wisdom. It’s amazing what you can learn from your coach. Coach runs can be fit around your schedule and don’t need to take up more than 20 minutes of your time per week.
Do you remember this photography project with Helen Cammock at Open School East?
Helen has a new project called Shouting in Whispers – she will tell you about it herself at Whitmore Community Centre, Friday afternoon – 2 pm – 20 October 2017.
Helen will also pop in on Wednesday morning 18 October. Be sure not to miss her!
The Campaign to End Loneliness inspires thousands of organisations and people to do more to tackle the health threat of loneliness in older age.
We are a network of national, regional and local organisations and people working together through community action, good practice, research and policy. We want to ensure that loneliness is acted upon as a public health priority at national and local levels.
The Age of No Retirement is a movement for intergenerational action and new opportunities for citizens, workers, businesses and communities of all ages – working together to challenge the narrative of division and difference and create a new age of unity and hope where our age, younger or older, does not matter.
Our goal is simple. To create a world where our age does not define us. Shattering age related barriers and ageist stereotypes. Creating an age inclusive future.