Free, bespoke home visits provided by local postal service

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As communities age and postal service revenue changes as technology develops, a number of projects are finding new ways to make the existing networks multi-purpose. In Finland, mail service employees now offer a weekly lawn mowing service during their regular rounds on Tuesdays, since this is the least demanding day of the week in terms of deliveries. In The Netherlands, supermarket cashiers have been trained to keep an eye on elderly customers for potential signs of loneliness or neglect. On the Channel island of Jersey, Jersey Post has introduced a new initiative that combines the postal service’s regular rounds with…

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