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WINTER WONDERLAND

PREPARING FOR WINTER

TIPS TO KEEP OLDER PEOPLE SAFE AND HEALTHY

As it's getting colder there are increased risks for older people.

Wintertime can bring a host of health risks and complications for the elderly.

As we age, our immune systems weaken and we are less able to fight off viruses.


From around the age of 55 we tend to lose around 1% of our muscle mass year on year, and it's our muscles that keep us warm.

By following a few simple steps and planning ahead you can stay warm and safe this winter.


How do I stay healthy during winter?

  • Keep active

  • Flu jab

  • Keep warm

  • Keep your medication in order

  • Keep your spirits up





How do I stay safe during winter?


  • Stay up to date with weather forecasts

  • Take care when driving

  • Be careful on icy or wet surfaces

  • Plan for an emergency






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