Blackburn charity urges people to look after the elderly during cold weather (From Blackburn Citizen)
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Blackburn charity urges people to look after the elderly during cold weather
12:41pm Monday 11th March 2013 in News
AGE UK has urged people in Blackburn with Darwen to take extra precautions to stay warm after the Met Office put out a cold weather alert for this week.
The charity said protection against the cold was vital for older people who are particularly vulnerable to the impact of low temperatures.
Its tips to protect people’s health and keep warm in winter include keeping bedrooms at 18 degrees Celsius and protecting fingers, mouth and head, parts of the body more sensitive to changes in temperature.
Met Office predictions showed temperatures today (MON) unlikely to get above freezing and although Tuesday and Wednesday will be warmer, temperatures are only expected to reach three or four degrees Celsius.