Winter isn’t everyone’s favourite season and there’s no doubt that the cold weather can be a worry for those of us in later life. As we get older, our bodies respond differently to the cold and this can leave us more vulnerable in cold weather. But with a little preparation, and by following some simple suggestions, we can help ourselves to stay healthy, safe and as comfortable as possible this winter. Keeping warm both inside and outside your home can help reduce your risk of serious health problems that are more common in the colder months, such as chest infections, heart attacks and stroke. Getting ready for the cold weather – which can start as early as October – means that you’re more likely to keep warm and well.
Worcestershire County Council have produced a series of information sheets to help you keep yourself and other well in winter.