(by Peterborough Telegraph, March 2019)
Age UK and the Masonic Charitable Foundation have joined forces to launch a new, three-year programme to help older people feel less lonely and get the most out of life, writes Craig Bunday from Peterborough Freemasons.
A £1 million grant from the Masonic Charitable Foundation will fund the Later Life Goals programme, which will provide one-to-one support to 10,000 older people who are going through major transitions in their lives, such as bereavement, serious health diagnosis or a partner going to live in a care home.
Age UK research shows that significant life moments like these can be triggers for older people becoming more isolated and feeling lonelier.
The new programme aims to support people through…