Winter Safety Tips

Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

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Winter Safety Tips for Senior Loved Ones

Winter Preparations and Safety Tips for Seniors in Portland Oregon and Northern California.

Occasional winter surprises the people of Portland Oregon. In 2020, we had some serious winter weather ice storms. Winter Safety TipsBitter cold temperatures and high winds. You can be expecting Costco to be packed when the meteorologists mentions ice storm, sleet and frozen rain overnight. This is why we need the best  county Winter Safety Tips.

It’s not unusual for the city of Portland snowiest 24 hours of the year in the weeks after Groundhog Day! As it was back on February 20, 2018 4.2 inches and again in 2019 where we got out the sled for 4.9 inches on Feb. 9. Best snow for snow skies in the recent 2000s was December 2008, where we enjoyed 14.9 inches of the cold white mess. Our best at-home sledding option within a 24-hour window snow record for these past 20 years was over Jan. 10-11, 2017 sporting 11.8 inches across every sky exposed surface.

Overnight Cold Snap Support

When the cold and ice overnight hits people cuddle into the new Portland area warming shelters, our trusty MAX service may need to stop and the ice build up may be the cause of cancelation for flights out of PDX.

Our favorite winter safety tip are small supports but very easy. Try finding a home-delivered meals company which will deliver in the snow. There are many to choose from these days such as Meals on Wheels or your Local Church can help. Look at getting a simple chore service. This could be the neighbor with a leaf blower hired to blow the snow. If a boost in wellbeing or attitude is needed there is also telephone reassurance. Check to see what is available in your area or contact Golden Placements immediately. Wellbeing and attitude are extremallyimportant to maintain during the cold winter moths. Online coaching or counseling this time of year can be especially helpful to seniors during cold weather months shut inside. 

What is a Warming Shelter?

If you find yourself without heat or comfort during a winter storm there is county help! Warming shelters remain open throughout the tri-county area for anyone who needs them. How to get to a warming shelter? In Multnomah County:

  • Call 211 to find a shelter near you
  • Ride TriMet for free to get to a warming shelter.

If you see someone suffering due to the cold:

  • Call the non-emergency response line at 503-823-3333 to request a welfare check.
  • If someone’s life is in danger, call 911.

Winter is time to Stay Safe and Take Care! Here are more tips to make sure seniors in your life are well on their way to being prepared for cold weather.



Senior Housing Resources from Golden Placements:

In conclusion, Senior care means keeping your senior loved one warm in winter months. If you need to find a place for mom with warmth of hearth and home Golden Girls specialists can help you find a perfect location! Learn more about our services: Questions? Call 503.723.7145 to see which services are right for a senior in your life. 


Diane Delaney, Placement Specialist Extraordinaire

Diane Delaney, Golden Placement Services
Diane Delaney

Delaney is the founder of Golden Placement Services. She began this business with a healthy dose of compassion for  helping families make educated decisions regarding senior placement. Focused to relieve stress in uncertain senior housing crucial moments.  Diane brings about loving change of lifestyle with grace. Additionally, Diane is an accomplished executive manager, Director of Operations in senior housing. Emphatically, she enjoys sharing her experience by writing about the full spectrum of the transition process for seniors and family members. Read more from Senior Placement Specialist Diane: Ultimate Senior Living Resource Guide >>

LaVona Tomberlin, Senior Placement Specialist

LaVona Tomberlin
LaVona Tomberlin

Tomberlin brings a high level of education and experience to you as your Senior Placement Specialist at GPS. She loves writing about improving the lives of Elderly working in private care and in-home care for over 36 years. Geriatrics, Memory Care. Plus, she holds Master of Psychology Behavioral Health with the goal of advocating for those who needed a voice. Basically, LaVona believes helping the families to make good decisions and to relieve their stress in uncertain times makes life worthwhile!

Learn More: Read articles from Placement Specialist LaVona: End of Life Transition a heart felt Guide >>