Safety Tips for Winter

Winter weather often creates slippery sidewalks and low temperatures, which can lead to sickness and falls. Be prepared! Learn how to keep safe, while enjoying the crisp, cool air, with a few tips from our nurses.

Senior Woman at Winter

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a scarf to protect your lungs from cold air.
  • Go inside if you feel weak, numb, tired, or have trouble breathing. This could be a sign of hypothermia.
  • Avoid placing warming packs in gloves and boots. These can cause unexpected burns.
  • Wear non-slip, waterproof boots to keep feet dry and prevent slips.
  • If you use a cane, replace the rubber tip before it is worn smooth.