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'They can't have to choose between medication, food and heat'

November 15, 2011
CHARLTON — Winter may still be weeks away, but the snow and icy weather have already arrived.

As tough as cold weather can be on anyone, is especially dangerous for senior citizens because low temperatures are particularly hard on the heart and lungs. According to the CDC, the elderly are at a higher risk for hypothermia because with age we lose body fat.

Charlton resident Beverly, 76, knows this all too well.

"When you're in your 70s, it's tougher. You're just not as warm as when you're younger. You have to put on two or three or four sweaters to handle it better," she said.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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