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(NAPS)-There's a new resource to help keep older adults safe and warm during the cold weather months.
A new brochure, "Winter Warmth and Safety: Home Energy Tips for Older Adults," provides tips about preparing a home for winter weather and saving money on energy expenses, including:
* Make sure your home is energy efficient by installing a programmable thermostat and sealing and insulating ducts. More advice is available from the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program at www.energystar.gov.
* Take advantage of special heating assistance funds and utility no-cutoff programs.
Learn More: For a free copy of the brochure, call (800) 677-1116 or download it at www.eldercare.gov.
The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, administered by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.