For lonely older people Christmas can seem like just another day.

The same mundane pattern of isolation and loneliness. Many older people share every day with just the company of the TV. Imagine every day like this, with no reason or purpose for getting dressed or even getting out of bed.

Isolation like this can quickly spiral into a state of despair for many older people. Lack of physical, mental or emotional connections can lead to further problems such as depression and ill health.

Age NI believes no one should have no one

Help us provide companionship advice and support for older people facing Christmas alone.

Or text HELP1 to 70145 to donate £5

SMS donations will be charged £5 plus one message at your standard network rate.

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If you are concerned about an older person, or if you wish to remain independent, call the Age NI Advice Service on Freephone 0808 808 7575.

Thank you to George Best Belfast City Airport and U105 who are supporting the campaign.