People urged to keep an eye on elderly neighbours.

Age Action Ireland is urging people across Tipperary to look after their elderly neighbours this Christmas.

A survey in 2010 found that 6% of older women and 7% of older men were socially isolated, and the poorer the health the greater the likelihood of isolation.

The Association says that loneliness is the most common complaint from their members.

They are urging people from across Tipperary, to check in on their elderly neighbours, even  just for a cup of tea or to offer a lift to the shops or mass.