Make your car and home snow-ready.
Winter is here! And while we may be wishing for that hot sun and warm breeze, we can make the cold weather a little more bearable by making sure our loved ones are prepared for the cold weather.
Snow, ice, and frigid winds lead to hazardous environments, but can be especially dangerous for seniors who may be seriously injured if they slip or susceptible to various illnesses if they don’t stay properly warm and hydrated. Take the time to reach out to your loved and offer help or suggest different things they can do to best beat the cold.
The best thing to prepare for the winter is to have the necessary supplies, including emergency food supplies in case a severe storm leaves you isolated in your home for a few days. Most agencies recommend having a 3-day supply of food and water in case of emergency and power outage. This means storing items that don’t need a refrigerator and being prepared to cook without any electricity. It’s all about thinking ahead to the worst possible scenario.
Other items to consider are shovels and salt to help clear driveways and walkways, as well as proper winter clothing. You should also have a healthy supply of blankets and other warm clothing.
When going outside, make sure you are dressed appropriately with multiple layers, gloves, and a hat.
Preparation is in large part having a positive mindset. You don’t want to be caught unaware or not anticipate the temperature. The days will be getting shorter so our inclination is to become more tired, and at times feel bouts of depression. By taking the time to look ahead, you’ll not only protect your home and car, but your own health.
Tips for Protecting Your Home:
Tips for Protecting Your Vehicle:
With these suggestions, you and your loved ones will be well prepared for the winter. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask for help or check for resources online.