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Each winter, one older person dies every 7 minutes from the cold. There is a general lack of awareness of the serious effects that cold weather can have on an older person’s health. We've got lots of resources you can use to help get the word out to your family and friends and any older people you know.
Use our winter health resources and find out more about winter health
21° and 18° - the magic numbers for staying warm this winter. Your living room should be kept at 21° and your bedroom at 18°.
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As you get older it takes longer to warm up which can be bad for your health. Ensure you're prepared for winter with our handy tips for eating well and keeping warm.
The recommended temperature for your main living room is around 70°F/21°C. If you feel cold, turn the heat up regardless of what the thermometer reads.
Worried about the cost of heating your home? You could be eligible for benefits or grants to help you or someone you know stay warm this winter.
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