The Autumn season has officially begun! With it, comes cooler temperatures, fallen leaves, warm and cozy sweaters, and so much more!
To be prepared for a safe Autumn, we gathered a few tips to consider!
Clear Outdoor Walkways
Autumn leaves are beautiful but fallen wet autumn leaves are slippery and fall risk. Keep all your outdoor walkways free of any leaves and debris. This is a good time to think about installing handrails and/or non-skid surfaces on your home’s exterior stairs.
Enjoy Local Healthy Produce
This is the time to really enjoy the locally grown fruits and vegetables we have here in Ontario. Indulge and relish the beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, sweet potato, pumpkin, apples, cranberries, eggplant, kale, and more!
Stay healthy. Wash your hands often or use a hand sanitizer. Health professionals say that handwashing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of disease. It is critical to get your flu shot now. Also, check with your doctor about the pneumonia vaccine.
Not drinking enough water in fall and winter can actually have some serious consequences. Many don’t realize that the dry air of cooler weather can dehydrate you. Dehydration can lead to fatigue and sluggishness. Dehydration can also lead to you being more susceptible to germs. So, if you want to avoid getting sick this fall or winter, keep drinking water!
Dress Warmly and Wisely
Clothing stores have already started putting out their Fall fashions! It's time to start making sure that you have plenty of sweaters and lightweight jackets at hand. Also, pay special attention to your footwear. You need to have properly fitted non-skid boots with good traction which can help prevent slipping and falling. You also might want to consider using assistive devices such as wheelchairs, walkers, and canes.
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