Spread the Warmth is Age Cymru's national campaign, to raise public awareness, of the health risks that cold weather and a drop in temperature can have on older people.
Each winter, one older person dies every seven minutes from the cold.
Whilst many of us look forward to the build up, and buzz of the festive season, many people dread what winter has in store. Winter can be especially hard for many older people living in our communities, especially for those who have lost loved ones along the way.
Our campaign called Spread the Warmth aims to help all older people, to live more comfortably and safely at home, during winter, and to stay connected with others and be a part of what's going on in their community.
We want to make winter more than just 'bearable' for older people. We want all older people to know that Age Cymru is here to help. Working with our Age Cymru partners across Wales we offer a dedicated and confidential information and advice service, Handyvan service, talks and awareness sessions, and practical services like home visits and toenail cutting. Please contact our Age Cymru Advice line on 08000 223 444 to find out which services are available in your area.
How you can get involved in Spread the Warmth
Please help us reach the thousands of older people living in Wales this winter who desperately need our help to keep warm, safe and well and in touch with others.
Download (below) and display posters at your local library, community group or other winter themed event.
Together, we can help people feel warm, healthy and in touch with others this winter.
You can get involved and spread the warmth in a number of different ways.
I'm thrilled with what Age Cymru's HandyVan service has done for me. I can already feel the difference it's made.