Have you ever left the house unprepared? Maybe you forgot something at home, or got on the bus only to realize that you should have brought a book. We all…

winter safety tips for seniors leaving the house
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Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

Have you ever left the house unprepared? Maybe you forgot something at home, or got on the bus only to realize that you should have brought a book. We all slip up at times – and with the winter season coming, we want to be sure that everyone is fully prepared to prevent any actual slippage.

When you go out and brave the cold weather, you always want to leave the house ready for a variety of situations – especially if you go alone. Here, we have an infographic about winter safety tips for seniors:

 Winter Safety Tips For Seniors

 

A Closer Look at the Infographic:

(1) Bring a cane or walking aid if necessary

(2) Remember what you might need to take in the next 24 hours

(3) Bring enough extra cash for bus or taxi rides

(4) Wear anti-skid shoes and boots with the laces tied

(5) Tell someone where you are, expect to arrive and return

(6) Pack water and a snack.If there is a delay, it’s important to stay hydrated and energized

(7) Make sure you are wearing several layers and include a wool hat, gloves/mittens, a coat and a scarf

(8) Know your transportation options to and from the destination. Don’t drive unless it’s an emergency

(9) Only walk on clear and dry sidewalks and use any available handrail

(10) Charge your cell phone and keep a list of emergency contacts

 

Next time you decide to go on a walk one wintry afternoon, take our advice! You’ll have a more satisfying time without any falls and broken bones.

Stay safe as you enjoy the cold weather this winter!

What are some things you do to stay protected and prepared in the wintertime?

 

Katie is 1Dental’s copywriter and social media marketer. She aims to promote dental health through new blog posts heavily researched and sourced by topic and social media updates and outreach. Katie has completed her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies. You’ll find her posting regularly on 1Dental’s social pages: Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Pinterest.

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