Special Age Friendly Winter Care packages are being distributed by Wicklow County Council to the most isolated and vulnerable in the county.
Each of the 500 packs contains a number of age friendly items such as an Eircode fridge magnet and an information guide to services for older people in Wicklow.
Under the “Keep Well” campaign, people are being encouraged to switch off and be creative and to this end, the packs include art supplies and a deck of playing cards.
People are being encouraged to keep active and the Road Safety Authority has provided Hi Visibility armbands for inclusion in the packs as well as an easy exercise booklet from the Wicklow Local Sports Partnership.
It is hoped that the Environmental Awareness Office Christmas recipe book in the pack will provide some novel ideas to using up any festive leftovers.
Also included is the Wicklow County Council Christmas card with community call information. If anyone is in need of assistance the community call information number is 1800 868 399.