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Clare Public Urged To Help The Elderly During The Winter Months

The Mayor of Clare has called on neighbours, family and musketeers of aged people to insure that the senior, particularly those living alone, are kept warm and have sufficient food during the current period of cold wheat Monday, 01 December 2021- The Mayor of Clare has called on neighbours, family and musketeers of aged people to insure that the senior, particularly those living alone, are kept warm and have sufficient food during the current period of cold rainfall. her. Cllr. Madeleine Taylor Quinn said,” Energy poverty affects further than seven per cent of all pensioner homes, and aged people are occasionally reticent to use up their electricity and energy allowances. thus, it’s important that people across the County do their bit to help senior neighbours and family members. ”

The Mayor’s appeal follows an extended period of cold rainfall with recent night time temperatures sinking to well below freezing. Despite vaticinations of a return to milder rainfall in the coming days, the Met office has prognosticated that temperatures across County Clare will drop back to low single numbers by the weekend.

Mayor Taylor Quinn continued, “ According to numbers from Age Action Ireland some,500 to,000 further people die in the downtime months compared to the rest of the time, due largely to poor casing norms. The chance of redundant deaths in Ireland is 19 per cent, but it’s ten per cent in Finland. These numbers punctuate the significance of checking on senior cousins and neighbours to make sure that they’re warm, have enough food and acceptable heating. ””

“ Aged people, particularly those living in insulated areas, are more vulnerable during colder spells of rainfall. There are a number of simple measures that can be taken by the general public in order to reduce the threat to old people during cold and tempestuous rainfall, ” she added.

The Mayor explained, “ Those who are senior and living alone should be checked on by neighbours, morning and evening. A special check should be made on those senior or underprivileged who are housebound. Practical help can be given by bringing in solid energy, icing the water force is sufficient and checking that there’s sufficient food in the house, including on-perishable foods. Where neighbours are concerned or upset they should communicate the applicable exigency services including the health services. ”

Mayor Taylor Quinn appertained members of the public to Age Action Ireland’s websiteageaction.ie, which she said featured practical tips and advice.

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