Here’s a happy story.   The Finnish postal service has less business these days as people move away from ‘snail mail’ and use electronic forms of communication, so it has branched out and is offering helpful services to older members of the community.  As well as delivering letters the postal workers are going to deliver friendship!   Under-employed postal workers are going to be available as ‘outdoor buddies’ and will take elderly customers out for a 30 minute wintery stroll for a fee.   Some people can get isolated in winter when they are afraid if falling, so their ‘postie’ will enable them to keep physically active and have social contact too.   Everyone wins.  What a creative idea.  Hats off to the Finnish postal service – their scheme has my stamp of approval!

Debbie King

Between 2014 and 2016 I took time out to travel alone around Europe, blogging about my experiences, discoveries and personal development on One of the many beautiful lessons I learned was the possibility of self-discovery and personal growth at any age. I am now passionate about achieving and encouraging successful ageing and making this a Silver Not Grey journey. I hope that Age With Me can inform, inspire, and accompany you on your silver journey. If you want to send me a comment you can do so privately or publicly. If publicly your email address need not be displayed. Please specify if you wish your comment to be private and seen only by me, thank you.

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