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Cold Weather Safety

Cold Weather Safety Tips

  • Check-in on elderly family and neighbors. If you`re at all concerned about someone`s safety, don`t let him or her put you off. Stop by if you can.
  • Clear walkways and handrails of snow and ice and put down salt or other ice melter. It`s best to encourage seniors to stay inside. Falls can spell disaster for older adults. Bring in mail and newspapers.
  • Check supplies of food and emergency items like flashlights, batteries, smoke alarm battery
  • Check to make sure a space heater is being used properly: plug into outlet, not extension cord. Keep at least 3 feet away from anything that could burn, including the wall.
  • If someone must get out (pick up a prescription, dr. appointment, etc.), offer to drive.
  • Be a friend. Some seniors can get very isolated and stormy weather can make it worse.

A note about Meals on Wheels and transportation services during harsh winter weather:

These days, most Meals on Wheels are delivered chilled or frozen because seniors can heat them in microwaves. When bad weather threatens, extra meals are delivered in advance. Meals on Wheels clients also get a supply of shelf stable foods (peanut butter, tuna fish, etc.) to help them through weather emergencies.

Most transportation trips are put on hold in unsafe weather, but some transportation is critical, such as for dialysis patients.


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American Red Cross Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region

2111 Dana Avenue
Cincinnati , OH  45207

Phone: 513-579-3000
Phone Extension: N/A
Area(s) Served: Butler County,
Warren County,
Clermont County,
Clinton County,
Hamilton County
Contracted Provider: Not Applicable
Description:   The Cincinnati Region of the American Red Cross-through its network of chapters, service delivery units and national headquarter operations-provides emergency services to our community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.  The Cincinnati Region... read more
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

1600 Clifton Rd
Atlanta , GA  30329

Phone: 800-232-4636
Phone Extension:
Area(s) Served: Nationwide Contracted Provider: Not Applicable
Description:   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an excellent resource for information and guidance on a variety of health related topics from chronic disease and smoking cessation, to fall prevention and flu shots.  Here are some particular... read more
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

500 C Street SW
Washington , DC  20472

Phone: 1-800-621-3362
Phone Extension: N/A
Area(s) Served: Nationwide Contracted Provider: Not Applicable
Description:   FEMAs mission is to support citizens and first responders to ensure that the nation works together to build, sustain, and improve the capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

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