FOR THE WINTER SEASON
December 2019 Newsletter
Six Winter safety tops for Seniors and their Caregivers
1. Avoid slipping on ice; Icy, snowy roads and sidewalks make it easy to slip and fall. Unfortunately, falls are a common occurrence for senior citizens, be SAFE!!
2. Dress for warmth; Cold temperatures can lead to frostbite and hypothermia. If you must go out, wear warm socks, a heavy coat, a warm hat, gloves and a scarf.
3. Fight wintertime depression; Because it can be difficult and dangerous to get around, many seniors have less contact with others. Stay connected with friends & family.
4. Prepare for power outages; Winter storms can lead to power outages. Make sure you have easy access to flashlights, blankets and plenty of non-perishable foods.
5. Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning; Using a fireplace or gas heater can lead to car-bon monoxide poisoning. Make sure you have a detector and plenty of batteries.
6. Eat a varied diet; Because people spend more time indoors and may eat a smaller variety of foods, dieticians recommend, vitamin D, grains and seafood.