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Third of elderly 'feel lonely'

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.

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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.

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