Seniors, Stay Safe This Winter

As temperatures drop, seniors should take extra precautions to ensure their safety.Seniors, Stay Safe This Winter

Just as cold weather conditions can wreak havoc on our homes and the world around us, it can also affect our bodies. As we age, our bodies become increasingly susceptible to the cold. This means that seniors need to take additional health and safety precautions when temperatures drop. Here are some of the things seniors should do to protect themselves.

Watch Out for Ice

As you get older, your bones become more brittle, making you more susceptible to breaks and fractures. Broken hips are a particularly common injury for the elderly, usually caused by a slip or a fall. During winter, patches of ice can make it dangerous for anyone to walk around outside. However, it is especially dangerous for seniors who could easily break a hip or another bone during a fall. The best way to avoid slipping and falling is by staying vigilant and avoiding walking over patches of ice. Ice isn’t the only slipping risk that seniors face this winter, as wet or snowy ground can also increase the chances of slipping. To reduce your chances of taking a nasty fall, make sure you are wearing shoes with non-skid soles every time you venture outside.

Stay Warm

Older individuals can lose body heat very rapidly, making them more vulnerable to hypothermia. Additionally, because your body and immune system are not as strong as they once were, hypothermia can lead to many other serious medical concerns. For instance, it could result in a heart attack, kidney problems, and, in the most extreme cases, death. This is why it’s so important for seniors to keep their body temperatures up. You can accomplish this by keeping the heat on inside your home, and by dressing in layers. When you wear multiple layers, you have an easier time trapping your body heat and staying adequately warm.

These are some of the things seniors can do to stay healthy and safe this winter. Looking for another way to take care of yourself this season? Make sure you have the right personal insurance protections in place. For assistance with your coverage needs, contact the experts at Miller Carlisle Insurance Services today.

Seniors: Save On Auto Insurance By Taking An AARP Course

Seniors: Save On Auto Insurance By Taking An AARP CourseSeniors can slash their auto insurance premiums with this AARP course.

Seniors, you’ve been out on the road for years. In the same way teens pay more for their auto insurance because of their inexperience, you ought to be able pay less for your coverage because of your longer driving history.

Fortunately, you can save on your auto insurance! One of the best ways to slash your rates as a senior is to take an AARP Smart Driver Course, and there are a couple coming up right in our area!

On Monday, September 28th or Tuesday, September 29th, head to the South Middleton Township Meeting Room in the Municipal Building (520 Park Drive) in Boiling Springs between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. During those four hours, you’ll have the chance to understand how aging affects your driving skills and get equipped to combat dangers you’ll face on the road. For more information and to register, call (717) 258-4441.

The best part is when you leave, you’ll be able to let your insurer know you completed the course. Completion of this type of safe driving course will help reduce your auto insurance premiums!

Seniors, this isn’t the only way you can save on your Pennsylvania auto insurance. To learn more, contact Miller Insurance Associates in Carlisle today!

AARP Offers Smart Driving Course

AARP Offers Smart Driving CourseLocal Adult Programs Give You Essential Skills, Can Save You Money

Beyond helping you keep yourself, your passengers, and other drivers safe on the road, a safe driving class will help safeguard your pocketbook. Did you know that taking a safe driving course can help you bring down the rates on your auto insurance premiums?

So you can be your best self on the roadways, the AARP is offering a Smart Driving Course. This course is designed to help drivers understand how aging affects their driving abilities. During it, the most common crash types will be identified. It will also give you the skills you need to avoid these situations. Finally, it will help seniors identify when driving is no longer safe for them.

To participate, pre-register with the Parks & Recreation Department. The class will be held on Wednesday, March 4th and March 11th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the South Middleton Township Building Meeting Room. It will be $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-AARP members.

Are you working with an insurance agent who will recommend money saving strategies like taking a safe driving class? We will! Contact Miller Insurance Associates in Carlisle for all of your Pennsylvania insurance needs.