Telephone befriending is available for people age 60 and over
The Covid-19 pandemic is likely exacerbating loneliness by drastically reducing routine and intimate interactions
In older adults, loneliness and cognitive decline are closely related
- Is a free national telephone service for people age 60 and over
- A volunteer befriender will phone an older person at an agreed time for a chat
- The older person is matched with a befriender who has similar interests, who will provide friendly conversation and companionship on a regular basis over a long period of time.
The Silver line also provide a free and confidential 24 hour helpline service for older people on 0800 4 70 80 90