Wellness for Older Adults: Tips for Healthy Aging in Cold Weather


Children living in North America eagerly anticipate the colder weather, bringing snow and fun to the northern parts of the continent. As we age, the plummeting temperatures may not signal quite as much ‘fun.’ Activities like driving to work may become more of a challenge in the snow and ice of the winter. During winter’s cold and flu season, our bodies may be more susceptible to illness and can sometimes feel the cold more easily. This article will explore tips for older adults to stay well in colder weather. 

Key takeaways:

  • Attending to your wellness as an older adult needs to occur year-round. Cold weather can be more challenging to stay well in, but it is possible.
  • Increasing or maintaining an active lifestyle inside or out benefits your health. Be sure to dress for the weather conditions if you are outside and keep warm when inside.
  • Practice prevention during the cold and flu season by hand sanitizing and getting a flu shot. Stay in if you are sick and contact your healthcare provider.
  • Stay connected to other people to stay safe and combat loneliness and possibly depression.

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