Two factors are key to maintain good health in older age: remaining active and maintaining friendships.

Befriending an older person on a weekly or fortnightly basis helps them stay connected. In most cases, it is proven to make a lasting positive difference in their lives.

Evidence states that volunteers are just as likely to positively benefit from the experience as the people they help.

Feeling valued, creative expression, using skills and engaging with other people all build friendships and enhance feelings of well-being which strengthens resilience during difficult times.

Befriending Opportunities Available