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Keeping Warm Published on Mon 9 Nov 2015

Here’s some information from AGE UK.

Low temperatures increase the risk of flu and other respiratory problems and can raise blood pressure. Blood pressure takes longer to return to normal in older people after being out in the cold and this puts us at greater risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Contact your local Age UK for a benefits check and advice on any financial support you may be eligible for.Even if it isn't a severe winter, cold weather makes us more vulnerable to certain illnesses.