I’m Robert, I’m 78. My life was turned around by Age NI over 14 years ago.

Before finding Age NI I was in a very dark place.

Age NI makes life better for me and many other older people.

The Age NI day centre has been the saviour of me with regard to loneliness. It has brought me out of the dark place I was in. I really enjoy getting my dinner in the day centre. The food is all home cooked, very tasty and it gives me a break from cooking at home.

I don’t feel isolated anymore. I look forward to my time there each week and it’s good to get out of the house for a while. I love the activities and the company. Wendy, who runs the centre, her colleagues and volunteers are all fantastic. I have made many friends for life. I have my confidence back and I no longer think that having my stroke was the end of it all. I feel that the centre gave purpose back to my life.

To help others like Robert, please donate today.

Or text LONE345 to 70070 to donate £5

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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.