Keeping Warm this Winter (Over 60's)
As temperatures drop in Wrexham and the county prepares for wind, rain and snow the message from Wrexham County Borough Council this winter is: Keep Warm, Keep Well.
What are the Risks?
We all know just how important it is to keep warm in winter. Keeping warm can help you stay healthy and safe and can help prevent serious health problems like pneumonia. There are some simple things you can do to keep yourself and your home warm this winter.
- Eating regular meals will help keep your energy levels up when it is cold.
- Exercise can help to keep you warm. Try to move around at least once an hour.
Wear Warm Clothes
- Wear plenty of thin layers
- Put on a hat, scarf, coat and gloves when you go outside
- Wear clothes made of wool, cotton or fleecy material
- Wear thermal underwear and bed socks at night
Heating your Home
- In the day time heat your main living room to around 18-21°C and the rest of your house to at least 16°C
- Try to keep the temperature above 18°C in your bedroom overnight
- Set the heating to come on earlier, rather than turn the thermostat up, so you won't be cold while you wait for your home to heat up
- Never use an electric blanket and a hot water bottle together as you could electrocute yourself
Be a Good Neighbour
If you have an older neighbour or relative, look out for them to make sure they are safe and well.
- If the curtains aren't opened, or there are no lights on there might be some thing wrong.
- Try knocking on the door to see if there's an answer. If not, contact a relative or friend who you think may have a key.
- If you think there are serious grounds for concern, phone 999
Health or Wellbeing Support
Contact Wrexham: 01978 292066
Make your Home Warmer
Wrexham Care & Repair: 01978 268120
Practical Help, Information & Support
Age Concern North East Wales: 08450 549822
Information & Advice Keeping Well this Winter
Spread the Warmth