Request from Age UK Somerset

Age UK Somerset is looking for friendly people in our area who would like to get involved with making life happier for local older people.

As we get older, living alone and lacking the confidence or mobility to get out of the house can lead to anxiety, low mood and devasting loneliness (and as if that wasn’t bad enough, this has been linked to an increase in health problems).

To solve these issues local charity Age UK Somerset have two wonderful free schemes running here – Walk and Talk which matches a volunteer with an older person for a weekly gentle walk and chat, and Wellbeing Friends where a volunteer visits each week to offer some friendly company. 

However, they are desperate for volunteers to lend a hand and be matched with the  older people they have on their waiting lists for both services. 

If you can spare an hour a week (flexible) and would like to feel like you are making a difference in your community please contact them – or 01823 345627.

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