Winter Safety for Elders
Winter can be a dreaded time of year with wind, ice and snow. However, there are some great options to make the winter months a little easier, safer, and less daunting!

  • Most pharmacies will deliver or mail out your prescriptions. Some pharmacies don’t even charge for this service!
  • Keep sand or sidewalk salt in an old plastic bottle with you. If you see a slippery spot you can sprinkle a little in front of you for extra grip.
  • Cell phones can always dial 911 even without a plan. Ask someone for their old one if you don’t have one, and keep it in your car. Be sure to keep a car charger with as well.
  • Some grocery stores will shop for you and deliver your groceries. See if your neighbors would want to combine their shopping with yours to split the fee.