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Ivy

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Ivy's local Age UK helped her find the confidence to make new connections. That's only possible with your support.

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Ivy had become very lonely following her husband's death. She found it terribly sad to be at home on her own, but struggled to go places without someone else. 

Age UK Islington introduced Ivy to an Activity Partner at Age UK Islington. Together, they talked about the sorts of things she might like to do. The Acvtivity Partner was able to help build up Ivy's confidence by going along with her to attend her first social Get Together, run by Age UK Islington.

Ivy started attending a weekly Get Together, and really appreciated the company of the people there and the interesting talks that were organised. One of the people she met suggested she come along to Zumba, which she's really enjoying.

Ivy told us that she wouldn’t have gone along to any of the events without the support that she got from Age UK Islington. On the mornings that she has an activity on, she is thinking about it from the moment that she wakes up. “It's changed my life”, she said. 

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Make a donation to your local Age UK in London - or choose to donate to Age UK Islington so they can help someone else the way they helped Ivy.

About Age UK Islington

If you are over 50, we support you to make the most of later life by connecting, advising and enabling you to achieve ageing that is fulfilling, independent and socially active. Find out more on our website.

Names and images have been changed to protect identities. 

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Last updated: Dec 02 2019

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