What can Age UK do for me?

What can Age UK do for me?

Not all services take place in every area, but all local Age UKs will be able to help you find what you’re looking for.

  • Cafes and restaurants.
  • Day centres.
  • Exercise & physical activity.
  • Foot care.
  • Handyperson services.
  • Home help.
  • IT Training courses.
  • Social activities.

What are the aims and objectives of Age UK?

Help local older people achieve and maintain their independence and wellbeing. Support local older people to reduce their risk of isolation and loneliness. Enable local older people to make informed decisions through the provision of quality information and advice. Provide high quality services for local older people.

At what age are you considered elderly in the UK?

Generally, someone over the age of 65 might be considered an older person. However, it is not easy to apply a strict definition because people can biologically age at different rates so, for example, someone aged 75 may be healthier than someone aged 60.

What does age concern do for the elderly?

We help millions of people to know their rights and make the best choices for later life. We provide information and advice that covers every facet of later life, from helping people find out the benefits they are entitled to claim, to discussing options that help make later life at home more manageable.

Does Age UK help with gardening?

We offer home support services to help with shopping, cleaning and gardening. We help over 100 older people to get their food shopping every month.

What age does Age Concern Help?

Age UK is the country’s leading charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. The over-60s is the fastest-growing group in society and there are more of us than ever before.

What type of research does Age UK do?

In-house and commissioned research In-house, we carry out research on health, social, and economic issues of ageing; we undertake literature reviews; and we develop indices of different dimensions of ageing, for example the index of risk of loneliness.

Are you old at 70?

In America, one researcher found that you are considered old at 70 to 71 years of age for men and 73 to 73 for women. In developing countries, the age you are considered old is around when you can start receiving some form of pension.

What age is classed as middle age?

middle age, period of human adulthood that immediately precedes the onset of old age. Though the age period that defines middle age is somewhat arbitrary, differing greatly from person to person, it is generally defined as being between the ages of 40 and 60.

What is ageage UK?

Age UK is the new force combining Age Concern and Help the Aged, dedicated to improving later life. We provide free information, advice and support to over six million people; commercial products and services to well over one million customers; and research and campaign on the issues that matter to people in later life.

What is Age UK doing to tackle the ageing population?

Age UK is calling on the Government to urgently deliver an action plan for change setting out how our society will adapt to its ageing population so that everyone in later life can live as healthy and fulfilling lives as possible. Michelle Mitchell, Charity Director General of Age UK said,

Why is policy and research important to Age UK?

We’re passionate that everyone should have the opportunity to make the most of later life. Policy and Research is an important part of Age UK’s work because it has the power to transform older peoples’ lives for the better.

What will the UK population look like in 50 years?

• In 50 years there are projected to be an additional 8.6 million people aged 65 years and over – a population roughly equivalent to the size of London (ONS, 2018k). • By 2030, one in five people in the UK (21.8%) will be aged 65 or over, 6.8% will be aged 75+ and 3.2% will be aged 85+ (ONS, 2017b).