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Protecting your Aging Loved Ones from the Hazards of Winter

Have you ever gone to visit your parents or grandparents and wondered why their house is so warm? Well, as we age it’s harder to regulate our body temperature and that’s a normal part of getting older. This is also true for very warm days in the summer. Here are six things to keep in mind as we enter the winter months: Dropping Temperatures When the weather begins to cool off, usually in October or November, make sure that your loved ones have a backup plan in the event of a power outage. Set their thermostat to a comfortable temperature and help them dress warmly. As individuals age, we lose body fat and that means less insulation. Some health conditions can also make it more difficult to r

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