Winter in Minnesota brings hazards to older adults that can make it difficult and dangerous to get around. Many older adults become confined during cold months and feelings of isolation and depression may occur.
Friends and family can help reduce the risk of depression by checking in as often as possible. Setting up a system with family, friends and neighbors, allows for daily interaction and will reduce the sense of remoteness. Even a short phone call once a day can make a difference in the lives of our loved ones.