AGE Connects Wales is running a “connected against loneliness” campaign this week.

Today is the third Monday of January, known by many as ‘Blue Monday’ due to a combination of post-Christmas sadness, cold dark nights and financial worries that affect many of us.

Throughout the week Age Connects – which has six charities throughout Wales including in Cardiff and the Vale and Torfaen - will be raising awareness of the continued loneliness that older people face.

Sadly, social isolation and loneliness is the norm for many older people, and not just due to the festive season or the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

This week Age Connects will also host a timetable of online virtual activities to help people stay connected.


Activities, which will be listed on their website, include:

  •  A choir sing-along
  •  Craft sessions
  •  Seated exercise
  •  Make-up tutorial

To get involved or find out more visit

For more than 40 years, six Age Connects charities across Wales, have reached out to thousands of vulnerable and isolated older people in the community.

These local independent charities form the social enterprise known as Age Connects Wales.

Together these member organisations support around 45,000 older people within 11 of the 22 local authority areas in Wales.