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Lonely this Christmas? 45% too busy with their own family to visit elderly relatives

Lonely this Christmas? Friends 2 of the Elderly Registered Charity No. 226064 THINKING ABOUT OLDER PEOPLE This Christmas we are calling on people to show just a small gesture of human kindness to older people and open their doors 45%. say they are to0 busy with their own families and work to visit more often 25% would only be prepared to visit regularly if the rest of their family did their fair share 66 31% would be happy to check in on ageing family 10% admitted they just don't want to visit any more than they already do, or at all members and visit regularly, but they wouldn't want them to 8% .. 99 move in with them. say visiting older relatives is a chore WHOSE RESPONSIBILITY? As our grandparents and parents get older, many need their younger relatives to step in and help them out. 25% said they would be happy to do whatever needed doing, even if that meant having them move into their home 27% 50% think it is down to the Government to take care think that people in the UK should be legally responsible for looking after their parents in older age, like they are in France. of older people while 14% think it is the responsibility of people in their local community CHRISTMAS SPIRIT Visiting more often and making sure they are not alone on important days of the year can really help to stop the older people feeling lonely 64% 33% 28% 10% would be willing to open would be happy to pop in to see someone if they aren't planning to invite ageing relatives to dinner this Christmas admit they know their ageing parents or grandparents are going to be spending the day alone their doors to an older neighbour at Christmas to avoid them being were going to be alone home alone

Lonely this Christmas? 45% too busy with their own family to visit elderly relatives

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Older people get very lonely at Christmas- do you keep your family in mind?


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