|Check in and chat Age NI, with the support of the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland, has launched a ‘Check in and chat’ telephone service for everyone who is over 60 in Northern Ireland, who may feel isolated or lonely during this time. |
150+ volunteers call older people who need a reassuring voice and check that other, practical needs are met.
An older person who availed of the service said; «The telephone call is great, it breaks up the day for me as I live on my own. It makes me feel wanted and I like having someone to talk to about life»
If you or an older person you know needs support please call freephone
0808 808 75757.
|Stay Well at Home|
|We are introducing our new ‘Staying Well at Home’ newsletter. The newsletter aims to provide you with hints and tips to help you develop your own ‘Take 5’ plan to stay well, active and connected during these challenging times.|
|We want to say THANK YOU. Thank you to everyone who has donated to our appeal so far. We are over halfway to raising our total of 100,000. |
Your donations have allowed us to be there on the end of the phone, work with partners to bring food & activity packages and advocate on behalf of older people to ensure their voices are heard during this time.
There are still many older people who desperately need our help. If you haven’t already please donate today.
|Derek Ryan It Won’t Rain Forever’|
|Country Stars Derek Ryan and Philomena Begley have come together to record a new song.|
We are delighted that Derek Ryan has chosen to support Age NI by donating the profits of his new song to us and ALONE Ireland.
Derek said, «The sentiment of the song is about the isolation older people are going through at present which made supporting Age NI the obvious choice»
|Get overdressed for Age NI|
|Joggers? Jog on! We’re getting overdressed for older people who desperately need our help.|
At Age NI, we’re asking you to #overdress to raise vital funds to support our work during the coronavirus crisis. So pack in the PJs, don your finest threads for a day and challenge your friends to do the same!
|Many thanks, |
Team Age NI
Enviado por José Antonio Sierra