Winter weather can knock out heat and power and communications services to your home or office, cause traffic accidents on icy roads, and lead to hypothermia from prolonged exposure to cold. It is important to be prepared for winter weather before it strikes.
Review Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Hypothermia occurs when a person's body temperature drops below normal and stays low for a prolonged period of time. With advancing age, the body's ability to endure long periods of exposure to cold is reduced. Find tips here to help prevent hypothermia.
Review Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center
This fact sheet offers tips on how to prevent, detect and treat cold-related illnesses such as frostbite and hypothermia.
Review Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
National Safety Council
When the temperature drops, older adults run a high risk of health problems related to the cold-including hypothermia (dangerously low body temperature), frostbite, falls in ice and snow, and injuries. This document offers tips on preventing hypothermia and other winter hazards.
Review Date: Monday, June 18, 2012
AGS Foundation for Health in Aging