Avoid Catching Cold

Senior citizens are especially vulnerable to respiratory illnesses like pneumonia and the flu. However, everyone can reduce their risk of getting sick this winter by following a few safety precautions:
  • First, get the influenza vaccine now. Don't wait until the flu season is half over.
  • Always wash your hands before handling food.
  • Keep your hands away from your mouth, nose and eyes. If you have to rub your eyes or nose, wash your hands first.
  • Carry hand sanitizer with you for times when soap and water aren't available.
  • If possible, steer clear of crowds during peak cold and flu season and ask sick friends and family members to hold off visiting until they're well.