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SOURCE AARP Illinois
AARP Provides Quick Steps to Stay Warm, Encourages Illinoisans to Check In on Elderly Friends and Neighbors
CHICAGO, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a new, extreme round of cold weather upon us today and for the next few days, it's critical to wear layers, stay warm, protect yourself against falls and injuries, and check in on elderly relatives, friends, and neighbors who may be at particular risk of cold-related health problems. Simple, quick steps can help you and others stay warm and safe in the current, life-threatening freeze.
"Here in Illinois, temperatures are again reaching extremely dangerous levels. It's critical that neighbors, friends and family check on older individuals and make sure they are warm and safe," said Gerardo Cardenas, AARP Illinois Communications Manager. "With 20 cold-related deaths already reported, including three in Chicago, everyone needs to take precautions, particularly elderly individuals who are more at risk in extreme temperatures."
Here's what you need to know to stay safe:
More information available on Candy Sagon's entry in the AARP blog: http://bit.ly/1hLP2qe
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