At Independent Age, we believe every year of our lives should be lived well, from the first to the last. And with coronavirus isolating older people across the UK, our work has never been more important.
Your loved one meant the absolute world to you. You fondly remember the way their smile could light up a room. Or how their stories would often make you laugh. Perhaps you love to flick through photos that look back over their wonderful life.
Whatever your loved one did in their life, it’s right for you to want to celebrate their life well lived. Sadly, however, too many older people live their last years alone, ignored and in poverty. What better way to pay tribute to the cherished memory of your loved one than by helping other older people’s lives to be well lived too.
How your support will make a big difference
The kind donations we receive, help us to provide vital advice and companionship to more older people living in fear, anxiety and isolation. We’re able to do so in many wonderful ways. Like our 1,500 kind volunteers, who have given the gift of friendship to lonely older people through regular visits or phone calls. Or our free helpline, which offers guidance to older people and their families about issues such as money, benefits, dealing with authorities and independent living. We also have free guides to help older people make informed choices, so they’re aware of issues such as scamming. All of this helps to ensure older people can grow old with dignity, choice and control, so their lives can be well lived too.
Two important ways to remember your loved one
Your loved one will have been special to other relatives, friends and colleagues too. Let them share in celebrating a life well lived by making a donation to Independent Age in our collection envelopes. You can order them easily by calling one of our team direct on 020 7605 4451 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Set up a Tribute Fund page
You can set up your own Tribute Fund page to celebrate the life of your loved one. It’s quick and easy to do and is a wonderful way for you to honour their memory, by helping other older people in great need of support.