By Anna Hazard
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As more than half of all hypothermia-related deaths in the USE were comprised of people over the age of 65, special care must be taken for the elderly in colder regions. Seniors are especially at risk due to their greater chances of having impaired mobility, trouble properly communicating, a lower percentage of subcutaneous fat, as well as a slower metabolism and a diminished ability to sense temperature.
Here are a couple of suggestions regarding safe & relatively inexpensive items that can help keep the chill away from seniors and younger people alike.