Get Ready for Winter

Winter conditions can be seriously bad for your health especially for people aged 65 or older. The cold and damp can aggravate any existing health problems. Being cold can raise the risk of increased blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes. But there are lots of things you can do to stay well this winter.

Keep Warm - Keep active when you are indoors. If you are able try to move around at least once an hour to warm your body up. Wear several layers of light clothes because they trap warm air better than one bulky layer.

Look Out For Each Other - Remember older neighbours may need some extra practical help over the winter months. Keep in touch.

Make Your Home More Energy Efficient - Use energy saving light bulbs where possible and turn the lights off when you are not in the room. Put a hot water bottle in your bed. Set your heating to come on just before you get up and switch off after you have gone to bed.