Keeping Seniors Warm When It Gets Cold

As temperatures drop many are turning their minds to senior citizens.

Margaret Baysden lives in an apartment by herself and says sometimes she'll throw on a few extra jackets or sweaters at night.

We spoke to volunteers at the Senior Center in New Bern that are working hard to teach seniors how to stay warm in these winter months.

And if financial problems arise, they direct them to places that can help like the Salvation Army or religious community services.

Experts say setting the thermostat below 65 degrees can actually put seniors at risk for hypothermia.


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