Winter is coming..... Are you prepared?
To avoid falls, walk like a penguin!
Take short steps
Walk with your arms at your side – not in your pockets
Concentrate on maintaining balance
Prepare your home:
• Have your heating system checked
•Make sure smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working
•Have plenty of blankets
•Have a working flashlight and extra batteries
•Keep an emergency supply of canned/non-perishable foods
•Stock up on your medications
•Pre-arrange to have someone check on you
• Get your Flu and COVID shot
•Avoid Hypothermia and frostbite - keep your heat to 68 degrees +. When going out, dress in loose layers. Wear a hat that covers your ears, a scarf, windproof/waterproof coat and good waterproof boots with tractions. Change into dry clothes as soon as you can
•Your pets are important. Make sure they wear a coat and booties to protect their paws from the salt
•Wear mittens instead of gloves
•Eat a well balanced meal and stay hydrated - think hot chocolate to stay warm!
•When there is a very cold wind chill, stay home when possible