Elderly alone at Christmas: "Unless Cameras Followed This 98 Year-Old 4 weeks ago   02:06

The Independent
For the first time, Violet, 85, will be alone at Christmas after her last two friends and immediate family died last year. She is one of the estimated 3400,000 people who will spend the festive period alone, latest stats from Age UK show. "If no one invites me, I will watch the television", she said.

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anthony keaveny
I am 81 and I live in a block of 82 flats , supported living. The ones who are alone and lonely have made their beds. Try and help and you will be rudely rebuffed . This is how they have lived their lives. There are givers and takers in this world and the chickens come home to roost. You feel sorry because they are old. I am also old and I can see through them.
Celia Wilson
You may be older but you are lovely,god bless xx
what ever
This is the most realistic video I have ever seen.
Hasifah Sapuan
Loneliness affect people of all agee. YOUNG AND LONELY.
Lauri Sheldon
It's New years! N we're talking. She did really well
Lauri Sheldon
Ok, dadgumit. Let's all, getogether. Let's have a getogether. N they don't getta invite.....k? Want, too?
Lauri Sheldon
Hey, evybdy. I'm here. N I love ya'll. Byt, Jesus, is always with us. A best friend. N my closest relitive
Marilyn Cruz
I wish she was my neighbor I would invite her over even for tea😢
burned oils
lol just die old b*tch
Helen Murphy
very sad i shared this so she gets an invite
Helen Murphy
im with friends if not ill read, get on computer, cook
Newer Account
What’s the difference between lastnight and tonight?
The television tells you to feel bad when alone
Nick F
At 85 she is very very luckly its her first Christmas alone..ive spend 17 out the last 18 Christmas alone.
This will be my first Christmas alone. The first of many . . .
what ever
I am always alone on Christmas my family has there own lives, the most I could expect would be a phone call, this is the way it is. Your such a nice lady! It's just not right to just be alone all the time!
Atleast they've been alone when they were old. I am always alone on Christmas and not just Christmas but all holidays. No one even calls or remembers me even my parents during holidays. My father has his own family while my mother was with her friends. It's really depressing and because of that I hated Holidays specially Christmas. Even my birthday (I don't celebrate my birthday). It was the time where I know that I'm really lonely. Since I was a child my parents always tells me that they wish I wasn't born and I. the caused of all their problems.
Stephen Roche
I have a good memory but this does mean it is right most of these pensioners voted conservative in the 70s and the 80s and one person's words resonate margaret thatcher there is no such thing as society it is all around us sadly even with this tory bunch Jezza for prime minister.
Randy Franchuk
why is this lady not living in a senior retirement home They are great my mom lived in one for 9 years till she had to go to a nursing home In the retirement home there is stuff going on every day and night You go down for meals and you have people at the table with you Better for her then living alone and everything is provided and you meet people
Mariah Guerrero
Lol this sounds like me except less modern and cell phone and laptop. Yup so I guess I'm considered old.
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Cameras Followed This 98 Year-Old Elderly alone at Christmas: "Unless 4 weeks ago   05:51

Mary Tony was a relatively able-bodied senior citizen from Pennsylvania. She had a bunch of friends at a local senior citizens’ center, but sadly she wasn’t able to spend all her hours there. While she was home alone, however, she passed the time in the saddest way – and it made one of her companions cry to watch.

Growing old isn’t as much fun as you might imagine. Though you don’t have to support your children or go to work, the so-called golden years aren’t so happy for many older people.

Indeed, it can be a lonely time, particularly if you have outlived your friends or if you don’t have family members living nearby. This might be hard to imagine when you’re young, but the later stages of life can in fact be extremely isolating for many.

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