Cold Weather Safety Tips

With winter in full force, it is important to take certain precautions in the cold weather. Older adults tend to produce less body heat than younger people, leaving them at a greater risk to problems that can arise with cold temperatures. We have found some resources that provide quality advice to keep you warm and safe during the cold winter weather.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has an extensive section on how to deal with extreme cold.

Health in Aging provides a more general look at winter safety tips for older adults. This resource contains tips on avoiding hypothermia, frostbite, falls and other accidents.

The last resource we found provides some general advice on staying safe in the winter and also includes certain products such as an ice pick cane, carpets for icy entrance ways and a snow shovel on wheels that seniors can use to stay safe.

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