WE HAVE had only a slight taste of winter weather in the Ohio Valley. Rest assured Old Man Winter will rear his ugly head all too often before springtime arrives.
To make winter time and the pratfalls its yields safer, Ohio is currently observing Winter Safety Awareness Week. It is designed with prevention of problems in mind.
One of the major concerns in wintry weather is falling, particularly. That risk escalates greatly with the elderly, calling for enhanced precautions.
Icy conditions obviously make it harder to stay on your feet, and the cold may cause one to limit his or her activity which can lead to loss of strength and balance.
To avert tragic tumbles, the state has launched a new prevention initiative called STEADY U Ohio. It provides many helpful and safety winter-time tips. They include:
For more information visit www.steadyu.ohio.gov
No plan is fool proof. But if you follow the prescribed safety steps offered by STEADY U Ohio, every winter-time step may be a safer one.