Loneliness in old age

ExtraCare Villages can help to make a difference in the battle against loneliness.

Hear from some of our residents:

Marie knows what it is like to feel lonely and afraid in her own home. She is planning to move to Earlsdon Park Retirement Village in Coventry in 2016, and is looking forward to feeling safe again.

Jean's newfound community at New Oscott Village helped her through the death of her husband Pete. Many of her friends at the Village have also been widowed. "We say we don’t know how we would have coped in our own houses," she says.

Margery felt unsafe and scared in her previous home, but moving to Bournville Gardens has given her her life back. She says: "I feel alive again."

Loneliness infographic

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