No one should have no one.
Not at Christmas, or ever.
Being loved and cared for is important to all of us, whatever our age. But it's especially true at Christmas, a time when company and support of friends and family seems to mean even more and loneliness is felt more deeply.
Over 40,000 older people in Scotland will spend Christmas day alone!
It's not just at Christmas that loneliness is a problem.
One in ten older people in Scotland say that they feel lonely most or all of the time.
At Age Scotland we're working as hard as we can all year round to help older people face the different challenges that growing older brings.
Every hour of every day Age Scotland spends £285.50 directly on improving the lives of older people in local communities across Scotland and with your help we can work to make sure that no one in later life is alone or isolated.