Many OAPs afraid to leave home in winter

MORE than two-thirds of North West older folk feel more isolated and/or go out less in winter.

Monday, 7th December 2015, 1:23 pm

Meanwhile, just under half of over-65s say they have gone to bed early to stay warm at least once. That’s according to a new survey by older people’s charity, Independent Age, to launch their new Winter Wise advice leaflet for older people, their families and carers.

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More than half of the respondents say they are prevented from leaving home in winter because they don’t like the cold and/or damp and more than two-fifths don’t go out because they’re worried about slipping and falling on ice or wet ground.