Campaign: Loneliness and Me

Real experiences of loneliness from Leeds

  • More than half of people aged 75 and over live alone
  • 70% of older people admitted that their only company is the TV
  • Being alone should be a choice
  • Loneliness should not be a symptom of old age
  • Loneliness is as harmful as smoking 15 cigarettes a day


Noleen’s Story — I don’t feel like an old woman




Becky’s Story — I know I should try to get out more


Sharon’s Story — I just want someone for me: a friend


Maggie's Story — I didn’t think this would happen to me


Ted’s Story — You only get one chance in life


Getting older shouldn’t mean getting lonely
Come out of the shadows of loneliness
timetoshineleeds.org
0113 244 1697

Thanks to
Becky Bain, Maggie Heron, Noleen Park, Sharon Rall and Ted Hunter

Feel Good Factor
Leeds Older People’s Forum

Piece of String
www.pieceofstringfilms.co.uk

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