Stay Safe in Winter

Winter can be a difficult time to go outside and be active. A fall on hard packed snow or ice can have a lasting effect on your health and independence.  

Here are some practical tips to help you stay safe and active in winter. 

  • Choose boots with a wide low heel and a non-slip sole

  •  If using a cane, attach a retractable ice pick. Remember to flip it up when you go indoors. 

  • Keep entrance ways, walkways, stairs and driveways clear of ice and snow. 

  • Carry a small bag of grit, sand or non-clumping cat litter in your pocket and sprinkle it on icy sidewalks, steps or bus stops. Fill your bag at City of Ottawa yellow grit boxes.  


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