Top tips for keeping warm this winterBy Hugh Fort
November 28, 2012
A charity is urging older people in Bracknell and Wokingham to keep warm in the winter.
The WRVS organisation has issued a series of tips on getting through the winter for older people
Figures released by the Office of National Statistics show there are 25,700 more deaths in winter months than at any other time of year. The tips are:
Keep an eye on the weather forecast and don't go out if the weather in icy or snowy weather.
Get your winter flu jab, eat little and often and get up and move around.
Drink plenty of hot drinks and wear extra clothes to keep warm.
Keep in contact with friends and relatives, who can help people ensure they have everything they need.
Debbi Fair, WRVS head of operations in the South East of England, said: “Winter can be a very worrying time for older people, but by getting prepared for the cold weather it doesn’t have to be as stressful.
"We have outlined simple steps older people can take to make sure the cold weather doesn’t affect their quality of life.
"We are also encouraging anyone who has an elderly neighbour or relative to check on them regularly to make sure they have everything to need to stay happy and healthy.”
For more information visit www.wrvs.org.uk or call 0845 600 5885