Prevent Falls in Winter

Wintry weather increases the risk for falls. Take these five steps to “win winter:”


  • Dress defensively – Bundle up, but make sure you can move freely. Wear sunglasses to reduce glare.
  • Walk wisely – Slow down and allow extra time to get where you’re going. Keep walkways clear.
  • Pack power – Carry a baggie of salt, sand, or kitty litter in your pocket or purse for extra traction on icy surfaces.
  • Keep connected – Carry a cell phone and designate someone to call for help, if needed.
  • Adopt healthy habits – Stay active, drink plenty of water, and do some light stretching before you go out.
Information courtesy of the Ohio Department of Aging

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