Now this IS a good idea. Postal workers check-in on older residents

Cohésio is a new initiative from the French National Post. It means “Watch Over My Parents” and was created by accident.

The service began in 2013, after a heat wave, when a number of overburdened city halls asked their local post offices to check on vulnerable and elderly residents.

There has always been a “natural link between the French and their postal workers.” At first, La Poste was happy to do the check-ins for free. Soon afterward, though, it proposed a paid version of the program.

What an amazing idea. Why on earth doesn’t every country do this?

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