Connexions Resource Centre - Satellite Offices
Visits by appointment only
Shawville: 530, rue Main, Shawville, Qc, J0X 2Y0
Wakefield: 721, chemin Riverside, Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0
819-557-0615 β€’

Tips to Keep Warm When It’s Cold

Staying warm and safe is very important during the winter months, especially for our senior community.

As temperatures plummet with wind chill, the CISSS de l’Outaouais urges everyone to follow these essential cold-weather tips:
  • πƒπ«πžπ¬π¬ 𝐒𝐧 π‹πšπ²πžπ«π¬: The top layer should be waterproof and windproof to keep the body dry;
  • 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭 π„π±π­π«πžπ¦π’π­π’πžπ¬: Keep your head, nose, mouth, neck, hands, and feet well covered.
  • 𝐌𝐚𝐒𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐒𝐧 𝐚 𝐌𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 π‹πžπ―πžπ₯ 𝐨𝐟 π€πœπ­π’π―π’π­π²: Keep moving without sweating to stay warm.
  • 𝐊𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐂π₯𝐨𝐭𝐑𝐞𝐬 𝐃𝐫𝐲: Wet clothing can lead to significant heat loss.
  • π’πžπžπ€ π–πšπ«π¦π­π‘: Take breaks in warm, sheltered areas.
  • 𝐀𝐯𝐨𝐒𝐝 𝐒𝐦𝐨𝐀𝐒𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐀π₯𝐜𝐨𝐑𝐨π₯: They can lower your body temperature rather than warm you up.