Latest research by Age Cymru has revealed that 22 per cent of older people in Wales are not looking forward to Christmas.
The study also revealed that one fifth of those who were not looking forward to Christmas said that it brought back too many memories of those who had passed away.
Age Cymru has set up a Spread the Warmth campaign to help tackle health, heating and loneliness issues for older people this winter.
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