Winter Safety Tips for Staying Warm

The cold weather can pose a higher risk to the health of older adults. As we age, our bodies may not retain heat as well as they did when we were younger. Below are a few tips for staying safe and warm this winter.


  1. Limit time outside. If you need to go out, Seabury offers subsidies to D.C. residents for rideshares to reduce time waiting for public transportation. Learn more about Seabury ConnectorCard here.

  2. Wear multiple loose layers, even when at home. Don't forget to cover your feet and hands too.

  3. Set your home's heat to at least 68–70°F. Ensure that doors and windows are closed and gaps are covered so that no heat escapes.

  4. Maintain proper nutrition and be sure to eat enough food to fuel your body. Seabury may have a community dining site near you! Learn more here.

  5. If you live alone, ask a neighbor or friend to check in on you when the temperature drops.

 

Sources

National Institute on Aging



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