Winter can be a time for celebration but also caution for older adults. Icy pavements and slippery leaves can make anyone unsteady but for those with limited mobility or less than optimal balance, it can be both concerning and dangerous.
Everybody should remain active during these months, especially older adults who can easily become isolated and lonely. Whether you are looking for some easy exercises to follow or to adapt your mobility aids to suit the weather, it is important that everybody is ready for winter.
Some people are put off going out due to their mobility limitations, from anxiety crossing the road to inability to enter shops. Remaining independent is especially important in the winter months and staying active in cold weather helps keep people happy and healthy. Socializing is also important and it is difficult to maintain a busy social life when stuck indoors. So to keep older adults upright and confident, follow the tips below