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Tips for Older People on How to be Winter Proof
Nov 21, 2019

Tips for older people, for when temperatures start plummeting!

  • Listen to the weather forecasts.
  • Stay indoors if possible when the weather is bad.
  • Be careful if you must walk on icy paths or roads.
  • Buy salt to put on the footpaths near your home. This will help melt the ice!
  • Keep in contact with your family, friends and neighbours.
  • Before winter sets in, get your boiler and pipes checked by a qualified plumber and keep their phone number handy in case of heating or plumbing problems. If you use natural gas, always use a registered gas installer.
  • Try to keep some money for extra fuel. or if you feel you won't have enough money for heating, contact the money, advice and budgeting service (MABS) which can help you plan a budget.
  • Buy extra groceries when you do your weekly shopping in case you can't get back to the shop for a while because of the bad weather.
If you need some extra support at home, you can contact Home Instead Senior Care on 1890 930 013 or visit www.homeinstead.ie