Winter is officially here: keep seniors safe in cold weather with these 7 tips…

December 21st, 2013 1 Comment

Keeping Seniors Warm in Winter

It’s officially winter now, so for most of us in colder climates such as New Jersey need to get serious about staying warm. It’s especially important for older adults to stay warm since they can lose body heat faster than younger people (a condition called hypothermia).

Below are 7 tips to keep you warm and toasty this winter:

  • Set your home’s thermostat to 68 degrees or higher
  • Inside the house, dress in layers, use blankets, and wear slippers and socks
  • At night, wear thermal underwear under your PJ’s and use extra covers
  • Outside, wear loose layers of clothing and make sure to wear a hat, scarf, and gloves
  • If it’s windy outside, stay inside–high winds can lower your body temperature very quickly
  • Stay active inside by joining a mall walkers group, for example
  • If you live alone, ask a friend or neighbor to check on you

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