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Preventing slips and falls during the winter

Winter weather often brings slippery conditions due to snow, slush and ice, which can make falls more likely. While this may create minor hazards for some, for older adults falls can have devastating consequences.  In the winter months, keeping walkways free of ice and snow and ensuring they are properly salted can help prevent slips. Leaning on caregivers, friends or a paid service to help maintain your property will ensure it is properly cared for throughout the season. Using handrails when available and wearing proper footwear can also help prevent you from falling. Exercise programs that promote better balance and build strength can also help you stay steady on your feet.


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