Anchor’s Samantha Crawley Head of Community Partnerships is today urging older people living alone in the community to take extra care in the cold weather.

With temperatures expected to drop in parts of the country, Samantha said risks of falling among older people are high in the cold weather. She said: “Anchor is urging the wider community to keep a close eye on elderly neighbours and their older relatives who may live alone and are more vulnerable in the cold weather.

“We recommend older people have regular hot drinks and eat at least one hot meal a day if possible. Eating regularly helps to keep up energy levels up during winter.

“Wrap up warm and wear several light layers of warm clothes. Wear footwear with a good grip if you need to go outside on cold days, take extra care if you go out.”

For more tips on dealing with the cold weather, check out our Happy Living frequently asked questions about snow and ice.

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