Snow Safety Suggestions For Seniors

happy boy jump outdoorsStaying Safe In The Face Of Dropping Temperatures

As you age, performing certain tasks can feel more difficult. Do not let the winter weather compound that difficulty. Certainly, the sidewalks are icy and the temperatures are low, but that does not mean you cannot continue to live life normally. Use these winter safety tips to stay safe until spring arrives.

  • Maintaining A Refuge: Your home is your safeguard from the inclement weather. Keep it warm and well stocked with plenty of non-perishable food items should getting to the store become difficult after a heavy snowfall. Also, make sure you always keep a glass or bottle of water with you while home. It is very easy to become dehydrated in the winter.
  • Keep A Clear Path: Slips, trips, and falls can lead to decreased mobility in your golden years. So you do not have to worry about struggling to get from Point A to Point B, make sure you keep walkways clear both inside and out. Inside, this means keeping paths de-cluttered, tying up electrical cords, and even considering non-slip indoor footwear. Outdoors, this looks like keeping driveways and walkways shoveled and deiced. If you are unable to maintain those pathways, hire someone else. (There is probably a student in your neighborhood that would love to make a quick buck helping you!)
  • Stay In Touch: Winter weather can bring power outages, so find a way to maintain communication with your loved ones should you be unable to use a landline.

Are your car and home protected from the harsh winter weather so you can be freed up to focus on staying safe during the coming storms? Contact the insurance professionals at The Insurance Shop in White Bear Lake, Minnesota for all of your insurance coverage needs. We are here to protect you in every season. Call us today!