Yvonne took some time to tell us a little about why she decided to volunteer with Independent Age, and how much she looks forward to her visits with Maria.
Victor, 100, speaks of a great love that’s lasted through the years
When Beverley was made redundant eight years ago she searched Google for volunteering opportunities and came across Independent Age.
Here, she tells us how she feels about her visits and what everyone gets out of it.
Jitsiri, 83, describes how chats with her telephone volunteer helped lift her spirits when she was ill.
From chimney sweep to Jackie Stewart’s F1 mechanic… the irrepressible Bert Pullen shares his secrets to a full life.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Valda, who is 92, tells us about arriving in the UK in the 1960s and overcoming shyness and uncertainty to become the first black mayor of the London Borough of Islington in the 1980s. Valda is an inspiration to us all!
Watch her story below.