Elderly urged to keep warm and active as temperatures drop
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The elderly are being urged to keep themselves active, keep their homes warm and wear warm clothing, as the temperature are expected to continue to fall over the coming days.
In a statement the Parliamentary Secretariat for Active Ageing said that according to the met office at the Malta International Airport, the highest temperature between today and the weekend will be between 9 degrees and 12 degrees, and feel as low as 5 degrees because of a strong north west wind.
Parliamentary Secretary for Persons with Disability and Active Ageing Anthony Agius Decelis, encouraged the elderly to eat hot food and have warm drinks such as tea, coffee and soups, stay active and do some kind of physical exercise to help keep the body warm.
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