ElderNet holds winter safety seminar

By WKTV News

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - While February is nearly over, locals remain aware of the phrase, "March comes in like a lion."
With winter set to bring cold temperatures and inclement weather over the next couple of weeks still, ElderNet in New Hartford held a free workshop, Thursday, to teach senior citizens about how to be safe in the winter months.
ElderNet partnered with the Oneida County Health Department in order to go over many topics such as potential slips and falls, understanding weather terminology, and home safety during cold winter days.
"We want people to know when it gets harder and you have to do things differently and you have to do things differently, to take the time and learn the careful way to do them," said ElderNet founder, Donna Sweeney. "People fall when rushing in wet weather, and we want people to be careful and safe so they can stay in their homes as long as possible."
ElderNet plans on hosting free workshops similar to this one, once a month to aid the senior citizens of the Mohawk Valley with safety, health, and overall well-being.

For more information about upcoming workshops, call ElderNet at (315)579-2001. 

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