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Report: Over 1m older people are lonely

  • Half of all people aged 75 and over a third aged 65 (Age UK) or over say they are always or often feel lonely.
  • 1.7 million people aged 65 (Age UK) or over have less than weekly contact with family, friends and neighbours.

Elderly people living 'lonely lives'

Over a third (34%) of people aged 65 or over in Great Britain feel lonely, according to new research out today from Age UK and pioneering online young peoples charity YouthNet.

One third of elderly people are lonely, new research has found Credit: PA Wire

The research also shows that older people aren't necessarily lonely for geographical reasons.

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