We are honoured that Embracing Age has been chosen as TheGivingMachine’s Cause of the Month for December. We are a small charity with big ideas, working to embrace lonely older members of our communities with friendship and support, and it’s support from organisations like TheGivingMachine that will help us to achieve our goals.
There are around 1.9million older lonely people in the UK, a 36% increase from 10 years ago. Research shows that older people living in care homes are TWICE as likely to feel lonely as older people living in their own homes. As one resident remarked, “You can be alone in a crowd, you really can.”
At Embracing Age, we rely on donations to work towards improving the lives of care home residents – one person at a time.