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Senior travel, freezing winter weather, hypothermia PDF Print E-mail

The older you get, the more susceptible you are to physical skin and lung damage caused by cold. The freezing weather will bring on the problem at any time during extreme exposure to the elements. As people in many parts of America battle the worst icy weather in decades, if you’re experiencing them, take precautions.

When wind chill and temperatures dip below freezing, limit outside exposure as much as possible. Walk only with bundled up ears, face and hands. There will always be warmer times to stroll the Chicago lakeside, New York’s Broadway, Philly’s Independence Square and Boston Harbor.

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