Tips to stay warm and healthy this winter

An older woman turning up her thermostat.

As we get older, it is harder for our bodies to detect how cold we are. But by following these simple steps, you can protect your health this winter.

Don't forget to:

  • Keep your living room temperature at 70⁰F (21⁰C)
  • Keep bedroom at 65⁰F (18⁰C)
  • Keep your bedroom window closed at night when the weather is cold

Download your free Winter wrapped up guide

Age UK's Winter wrapped up guide can help you stay warm, healthy and as comfortable as possible this winter, with tips on how to:

  • Prepare for cold weather  Winter Wrapped Up guide
  • Protect yourself against common winter illnesses
  • Keep yourself warm, indoors and when you're out and about
  • Make your home more energy efficient

If you have a friend or relative that is worried about the winter, why not give the guide to them?

To download a free copy of our Winter wrapped up guide, click on the following link:

Download your free guide

Contact your local Age UK

You might be interested in contacting your local Age UK to find out what services they offer to help older people in winter:

Contact your local Age UK

More advice from Age UK

Click on the links below to download more free advice from Age UK:

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opens link in new window More money in your pocket: More information about what financial help is available to you.

Confused about how to claim winter benefits? Start by finding out how Pension Credit could help you qualify.

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