Keep warm this winter

20 12 2012

Old lady keeps warm
Ballycastle SDLP Councillor Dónal Cunningham has echoed the advice of Chief Medical Officer Michael McBride in calling for people particularly the elderly to stay safe, warm and healthy throughout the winter months.
“Keeping our homes warm is important, always keep the main rooms such as the living room and bedroom warm. Warm clothing and hot drinks will help prevent the most vulnerable people falling ill this winter.”
“The Chief Medical Officer advises that: “Keeping warm over the winter months can help prevent colds, flu or more serious health conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia, and depression.”
Dr McBride concluded: “Older people and those with long term illnesses are particularly vulnerable to the cold and we need to be aware of how we can help others when the winter temperatures drop. We all need to work together to ensure that everyone is kept safe and warm in winter. If you have an elderly or vulnerable friend or neighbour, look out for them during the winter months.”

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