CHICAGO, Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a new, extreme round of cold weather upon us this week, it's critical to wear layers, stay warm, protect yourself against falls and injuries, and check in on elderly relatives, friends, and neighbors who may be at particular risk of cold-related health problems. Simple, quick steps can help you and others stay warm and safe in the current, life-threatening freeze.
"Here in Illinois, temperatures are again reaching extremely dangerous levels. It's critical that neighbors, friends and family check on older individuals and make sure they are warm and safe," said Bob Gallo, AARP Illinois State Director. "Everyone needs to take precautions, particularly elderly individuals who are more at risk in extreme temperatures."