Getting Through Winter

Senior News Line
by Matilda Charles

Cold weather is here … joining the coronavirus and the flu. Such a wonderful trio of events all at the same time. We didn’t want to go outside anyway, did we? This winter especially we need to do all we can to stay healthy.

Arrange for prescriptions to be sent by mail from the pharmacy.

Stock up on batteries for flashlights, and consider getting a battery-operated radio. Remember to keep your cellphone charged at all times.

Try to stock up on heavy or large items from the grocery store, ideally from curbside pickup. A box of canned goods and extra toilet paper will keep you from having to scramble at the last minute.

Don’t try to save money by keeping the temperatures in your house too low. Seniors especially can get into trouble with hypothermia before we even know it. Aim for indoor temperatures of 68 F to 70 F, and put on a sweater!

(c) 2020 King Features Synd., Inc.

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