OLDER men are being encouraged to support each other to live more active and fulfilling lives as part of Age UK Somerset’s Building Better Buddies.

Di Ramsay from the charity said: “The idea is that a health and well-being buddy can support, organise and promote activities to other older men and this ultimately benefits everyone.

“People feel healthier and happier from doing activities and spending time with other people, and we’re sure that lots of new friendships will develop, too.”

The programme offers a volunteer training package.

For information contact Di Ramsay on 0845-6434702 or e-mail dianne.ramsay@ ageuksomerset.org.uk