Dublin, Ireland – An Post, the national postal service of Ireland, has recently announced to continue the initiative aimed at supporting the country’s elderly population living in care homes. The new initiative is in line with An Post’s commitment to promoting compassion and connection within communities.
Until December 31st 2023, An Post will ensure free delivery of all card and letter mail posted to and from residents of Nursing and Care homes in the State. This includes packages weighing up to 1 kilogram.
To take advantage of this offer, consumers simply need to write “FREEPOST” where the stamp would normally be affixed. This will allow An Post to carry their cards, letters, and packages without a postage stamp. Consumers can send these items through the Post Office network and post boxes across Ireland.
An Post’s new initiative has received positive feedback from the public, who welcome this act of kindness towards the elderly population. The elderly, who are often isolated from their families and friends, will now be able to receive letters and packages without incurring additional postage costs. This will help maintain their connection with the outside world and bring a smile to their faces.
An Post’s initiative is a small but meaningful way to show love and support to the elderly population, and reinforces the idea that community is about reaching out with compassion, staying connected, and sending love to each other.
In conclusion, An Post’s new initiative is a fantastic way to show support and spread joy to the elderly population in care homes across Ireland. With this initiative, An Post continues to demonstrate its commitment to building stronger and more compassionate communities.
More information on this initiative can be found directly to AnPost official website
Do you need an idea of what you can send to a care home?
You may not have or don’t know an elderly who lives in a care home, but actually you can still support this initiative. In fact you can just send your gifts directly to the care home without any particular person’s name. They will receive your gifts and distribute to a person who will appreciate your gesture. So, if you need some ideas, an you could send a variety of items in a package or letter to a care home, including:
- Personal notes and letters of encouragement and support
- Puzzles and games to keep the recipient entertained
- Small gifts such as chocolates or scented products
- Personal care items, such as toiletries
- Magazines and books
- Handmade cards or scrapbook pages filled with good words of encouragement
The aim is to bring joy, comfort, and a sense of connection to the elderly who may be feeling isolated and alone. They will appreciate any thought and effort put into the package or letter, regardless of its size or value. Who knows you may get a pen pal friend.