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Some Winter Safety Tips For Older Adults

 

Last updated 11/24/2021 at 9:40am



Editor’s note: The following was written by Jeff Parlier.

As colder weather sets in for the winter season, older adults face unique challenges that younger people normally do not face.

Older adults are at higher risk of injuries and health problems related to colder weather and winter hazards.

Although everyone needs to prepare for the cold weather season, these tips and precautions outlined below are especially important for older adults.

•Avoid slipping and falls on ice and snow: Falls are a leading cause of injury and death for adults over the age of 65.

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