Keeping Warm During The Winter Months

Hypothermia, or a body temperature of less than 95 degrees, can be a concern for older adults during the winter months.  As we age, our bodies have a more difficult time of regulating our body temperature for a variety of reasons.  Some of the most common reasons include the medications a person may be taking or their general medical condition. It’s important to know signs and symptoms of hypothermia and ways to stay safe. The National Institute on Aging has some great tips for keeping  older adults  warm and safe as the temperatures continue to drop.  For example, older adults should keep their thermostat between 68-70 degrees, and should bundle up when going outside in colder temperatures (gloves, scarf, etc).  Click here to learn more!