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Age UK is here to help with the challenges we face in later life.
Age UK is here to help with the challenges we face in later life.

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“And then your loved one dies...and suddenly you've got no one to talk to, so you start talking to yourself."

This is Roy's story. This Christmas, help us #EndLoneliness

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We’re delighted that Age UK is in the final round to become Morrisons' next charity partner, and now we need Morrisons staff to #VoteAgeUK!

Loneliness is devastating for older people and, shockingly, doubles the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Through our partnership, Morrisons and Age UK can reach 250,000 lonely older people. That’s a quarter of a million lives we can make better together.

Please like this post and share! Pledge your support to our campaign by clicking here

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With Carers Week around the corner, please help raise awareness of the huge and often hidden contribution carers make to families and communities throughout the UK.

Share this post and visit the Carers Week website for loads of ideas and inspirational ways to get involved in Carers Week from making a pledge online to hosting a quiz night, there's something for everyone:


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New figures from Age UK show an 'invisible but invaluable' army of the oldest carers are saving the state billions.

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What's it like living with dementia?

For Keith Oliver the diagnosis of dementia when he was just 55 seemed incomprehensible. Six years on, he is a dementia ambassador for Kent and Medway Health Trust and involved in educating others about the condition.

Liz Vercoe talks to Keith about what it's like living day-to-day with dementia.

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The London Marathon takes place today and Age UK have over 120 runners taking part and raising vital funds. Here, you can read the stories of 5 of our runners and why they chose to run for Age UK.

Age UK are delighted to have the oldest male runner taking part in the marathon this year. 85-year-old John Starbrook is running his 51st marathon raising money for Age UK!

Just click on the photos of our five runners to read their stories, some really inspirational stuff in there.

Good luck to everyone taking part in this year's London Marathon particularly those running for Age UK!
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Everyone at Age UK would like to wish her Majesty Queen Elizabeth a very happy 90th birthday and introduce you to our very own Queen Bee, 93-year-old fundraiser Jean!

Jean has raised over £100,000 for Age UK over the years dressed in her infamous bee costume. Jean got involved with a knitting class at her local Age UK after the death of her husband and started shaking her collection tin 3 years later making it 17 years of fundraising so far.

'Even if I'm not feeling too good, I never let the public see that,' she admits, showing a truly determined streak.

And she puts her success down to 2 things: 'One is smile and be happy, and if they've got any little children, praise them up.' A simple, yet winning formula.

If you'd like to follow in Jean's footsteps and volunteer for Age UK please visit:

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An afternoon tea party and a choir performance marked Olive Strettle's 100th birthday this week!

Friends and family gathered in Olive's hometown to celebrate the special day. Olive's granddaughter Julie said 'It was a lovely occasion and it was really nice for everyone to come and see her. Family came from as far as Devon and Worcester.'

Happy birthday Olive!

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In our latest Age UK Blog, Sheelagh Donovan talks about a new guide on caring that she recently worked on.

Sheelagh works in the Information and Advice Department at Age UK, writing health information for our publications and website.

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It's #NationalGardeningWeek! Check out our new gardening hub full of handy tips & advice:
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