Caring for the Elderly in Winter

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal)  How do you ensure that you or a love one is safe from the ice, snow and chill of winter?  Alan Popp, President of Colony Care at Home  and Grace Barone, Director of Community Relations at Orchard Valley in Wilbraham gave us tips for winter survival for the elderly.

Tips for Winter Happiness & Safety:

  • Safe path to the mailbox
  • Drinking WATER and avoiding ice
  • Avoiding depression
  • Have a support system
  • Preparing fire detectors
  • Get a flu shot
  • Take vitamin D
  • Get some exercise
  • Avoiding isolation

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