This is how cold it was here in Chicago the other day. If you click on the picture it will enlarge to show you that it was minus 5 outside. And that was without factoring in the windchill…
Even when it is nice outside, I am usually cold. I think that may have been one of the things that drew me to working in an assisted living building in the first place. I knew most of the seniors with their thin skin and thin blood would be cold inside and the temperature would always be a cozy 75 degrees.
But this did get me to think about the seniors who are not living in a nice assisted living building at this time of year and who might not even think they can afford to heat their apartments. When I was delivering Christmas gifts to seniors last year, I did go to one apartment where the lady was using the gas stove to heat her apartment.
I found this article that has some good general tips to keep in mind when thinking of our senior loved ones who are probably feeling this cold more than us. Its called cold weather safety tips for seniors.