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By: Marissa Salvesen on December 18th, 2014

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Winter Weather Safety for Seniors

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Screen_Shot_2014-12-18_at_10.52.12_AMWith the arrival of the winter season, the joy and happiness of the holidays is never far off.

Unfortunately for many caregivers, it is this time of year that can often cause a great deal of anxiety and stress.

As a caregiver, how often do you find yourself worrying about the safety and security of your aging loved one?

For older adults with decreased mobility, the unpredictable winter weather can provide even greater hazards and increase the chance of injury, resulting in unwanted trips to the hospital, broken bones, and sometimes long periods of time in rehabilitation.

Winter Weather Safety

At all of our UMH communities, we want to make sure our caregivers and residents can safely manage the hazards that come with winter weather.

To help relieve some of that stress, we have created an easy-to-read infographic with some simple safety tips for the winter months:

Winter-Weather-Safety-for-SeniorsIf you would like to read more information on how to keep your loved one safe this winter, read our follow up our follow up article 5 Ways to Help Your Aging Loved One This Holiday Season.

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About Marissa Salvesen

My journey into the world of senior living began when I started working for United Methodist Homes in 2010. Starting as an Activities Director at one of our-winning assisted and independent living communities and then transitioning to Marketing and Promotions Manager for UMH, I now work as the Manager of Mission Development, fostering the Mission and Values of our organization. I love sharing stories about the many ways we build meaningful relationships and enrich the lives of those we serve, and am proud to be part of building UMH’s 140-year legacy of caring. Wondering what makes our communities such special places to live and work? Connect with me and find out!

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