Keep Warm this Winter

by Caron on October 10, 2017


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Don’t let our elderly die of cold!

Winter Deaths are at an all time low,  please help me ensure this continues

I know I  keep sharing this post but that is because I am so passionate to prevent elderly people, unnecessarily, being unwell or dying. I have just received another batch and have stocked up on stamps so please – ” Don’t let our elderly die of cold”.

If you would like to support me in this campaign and feel you could donate some stamps please contact me using the form at the top of the page.

Free Room thermometers available again this year. This is my 5th year of distributing them for Age UK as they do seem to forget to promote them! The thermometer card is found in the middle of the “Winter wrapped up guide” which contains heeps of useful ways to stay warm and well when the weather is cold.

All you need to do to have one sent out is leave me a message at the bottom of this post in the comments box. Your address will not be shared publically.

The thermometer card is found in the middle of the “Winter wrapped up guide” which contains heeps of useful ways to stay warm and well when the weather is cold.

Winter is not everyone’s favourite season and as we age cold weather can become a worry. With ageing, older people’s bodies respond differently to the cold leaving them more vulnerable. People with dementia may also find it harder to recognise how cold their home is too.

A little preparation and following some simple suggestions can help them stay healthy and safe in winter months. Keeping warm both inside and out of the home can help reduce the risk of common health problems for the elderly such as chest infections, heart attack and strokes.
Here is a list of suggestions to help everyone stay warm and well.

  • Have your heating system serviced and if applicable have your chimney swept, if you are in rented accommodation this is your landlords responsibility
  • Check your water stop-cock is working properly
  • Check your electric blanket is working or consider buying one
  • Make sure your smoke alarm is working and consider buying a carbon monoxide monitor in case air vents become blocked
  • Make sure you are claiming all the benefits you are entitled to. Age Uk can help with this
  • Wear plenty of layers. Layers trap the warmth and ensure you have warm shoes or boots with a good grip
  • Keep a mixture of salt and sand handy to put on steps or paths in icy weather. Check to see if your local council offer free bags of this mix.
  • Keep a supply of cold and flu remedies in the home and have your flu jab
  • Order repeat prescriptions in good time if bad weather is forecast, many pharmacies will deliver to your door now
  • Keep your cupboards and freezer stocked.
  • Invest in a hot water bottle



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{ 65 comments… read them below or add one }

Stuart Paterson October 13, 2017 at 2:49 pm

My father is 84 and has asked me to contact you regards the free thermometer
His address is;
37 Gisburn Avenue
Latham St Anne’s


Caron October 16, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Glad I checked back in here Stuart and good thing it is so mild at the mo. I have made a note of your Fathers address and a room thermometer will be on it’s way to him very soon.


Anna October 11, 2017 at 1:45 pm

This is a great list of suggestions, Caron – it will definitely help people get through those long, cold winter months! Free thermometers is a fabulous idea too – if only more people knew about it, I will definitely be spreading the word. Good job!


Caron October 11, 2017 at 8:13 pm

Thank you for your kind comment, Anna.It is appreciated.Please share this with as many people as you can. I like to think I have played my part in reducing winter deaths.


David Schofield October 3, 2017 at 6:34 pm

please could my 99 year old mother in law have one of these packs please.
Mrs D Wilby

Thank You


Caron October 8, 2017 at 5:20 pm

It is in the post David.


Letitia Lewis January 24, 2017 at 2:51 am

Hi please can I have 4 room theromitas for my Nans home both are cold & need to show them they need heating on/turned up!!


Caron January 24, 2017 at 6:02 pm

They will be on their way in the morning. Thanks for clarifying they are for two homes.


Joan bell January 23, 2017 at 4:33 pm

Hello could I have thermoneter to help me keep warm. I forgot to add my address on the last comment I sent…….


Joan bell January 23, 2017 at 4:31 pm

Please could I have a thermometer as I feel it would help me know how cold it is in the living room and then I can adjust my fire to help me keep warm. Thank you.
Joan bell


Caron January 23, 2017 at 7:48 pm

Thank you for contacting me here Joan. A thermometer will be in the post in the morning.


Vicki Russell January 23, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Hi my dad has just moved in to a bungalow and his living room Sms bedroom are so cold.. the council have been asked to come and check the heating but would it be possible for him to have a room thermometer please? Regards Vicki


Caron January 23, 2017 at 7:50 pm

Yes of course Vicky, I have emailed you for your Dads address.


Pam brown January 19, 2017 at 3:10 pm

Please could I have a free thermometer.


Caron January 20, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Hello Pam, it has gone in the post to you today


Christina Eastick January 6, 2017 at 12:51 pm

Hi, please can I possibly have 2 room thermometers for my dad.

Mr J Eastick

Many Thanks


Caron January 6, 2017 at 7:02 pm

They will be in the post tomorrow as I need to get them weighed as 2 are too heavy and thick for a standard letter.


Mr Andrew finch December 30, 2016 at 9:51 am

Hi I work for a 96 yr old gentleman would it be possible to get a room theometer free as stated he lives at …. many thanks 😁


Caron January 5, 2017 at 2:56 pm

Hello, thanks for the message. I have posted one out to him. Thank you for caring.


Caroline Peters December 17, 2016 at 10:58 am

Please can I have one of the free thermometers
Thanks very much


Susan Clarke December 1, 2016 at 12:08 am

Hi Please is it possible for me to have one of the thermometers for a lady I care for. Thank you. Susan Clarke.


Caron December 1, 2016 at 7:36 pm

Gone in the post Susan


Elaine Marsden November 24, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Hi, We are holding a “Stay Well Stay Warm this winter” event on 8th December encouraging our most vulnerable elderly residents to come along for advice on staying safe and well throughout the winter months. The event is free and we will have specialist advice from Energy Efficiency, Trading Standards and many more. We will also be giving out “winter survival goody bags” as well as offering free refreshments including home made soup on the day. Would you be able to supply us with a number of free room thermometers to put into the goody bags. We anticipate around 30-50 people will attend and anything you could let us have would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks


Caron November 24, 2016 at 6:00 pm

I would be delighted to. I am away until Tuesday but will get these to you before the 8th. Please let me have your address, You can leave it here and no one will see it.


Claire Prentice November 28, 2016 at 6:42 pm

Hi , I have a room thermometer that i got supplied with free my energy provider and my mum is rather keen on one for herself finding it very useful. She is over 70 and wondered if I could get one for her.


Caron November 29, 2016 at 9:04 am

Hello Claire,
As soon as you are able to let me know your Mum’s address then I will post one of these out to you.


Caron November 29, 2016 at 8:31 pm

Claire, just leave your Mums address and I will send one out to you.


Caron December 6, 2016 at 10:02 am

thanks for Mums address, thermometer going in the post today.


christopher adams November 21, 2016 at 4:02 pm

Please could WE have 2 temperture cards as we have tryed crossroads care who we are registered with in wsm and scottish power but no help so glad some one is thinking of us old ones

mr and mrs adams
160 ,


Caron November 22, 2016 at 5:42 pm

Hello, Mr and Mrs Adams.

Yes of course you can, one went in the post today and I will get another off to you tomorrow. Missed the bit where you asked for two.


Caron November 24, 2016 at 6:15 pm

I am certainly caring for the elderly again this year. Age UK seem to forget to let people know the thermometers are available and yet winter deaths are at an all time low. Must be me !!!


Jane Wilby November 18, 2016 at 8:13 am

Hello, would you send a room thermometer to one of my patients, please.

Many thanks



Jane Bridger November 15, 2016 at 12:39 pm

Please could I have 2 of these one for both for parents which are not living together who are both in there 70’s .
My address is
Many thanks Jane


Caron November 16, 2016 at 1:22 pm

Hello Jane, these have gone in the post to you today.


Aaron November 12, 2016 at 9:41 am

Please may i have 2 of these thermometers 1 for my mother and 1 fr my nan. I dont know where to put my address.


Caron November 15, 2016 at 10:19 am

Thanks for emailing me your address. The thermometers will be in the post today.


Owen Mc Caughan November 3, 2016 at 3:49 pm

Could I please get a thermometer? I don’t like putting my address online, could you please email me for it?

Many thanks,



Ken Cain October 14, 2016 at 7:39 am

Hi, I think it’s a good idea to check the temperature in the home, my wife is always feeling cold, but we don’t know what the temperature is. We would love to receive a free thermometer.
Many thanks


Caron October 16, 2016 at 4:24 pm

it’s in the post Ken


Amrin Saudagar May 4, 2016 at 7:10 pm

Hi can I have 1 thermometer please? My address is 28


Kelly Smith April 26, 2016 at 7:56 pm

Hi. Could I have three thermometers, please? They would be great for my elderly relatives. My address is 41 Pittsburgh Court, Blaenymaes, Swansea. SA55PF


Caron April 26, 2016 at 8:44 pm

In the post in the morning. Please spread the word Kelly.


Kelly Smith April 27, 2016 at 8:07 pm

Will do.

Thanks, Caron.


Derek rice April 4, 2016 at 11:30 pm

Please could I have one room thermometer for my mum please ,my name and address is ,Mr Derek Rice,


Caron April 11, 2016 at 11:00 am

Its in the post to you Derek.


jeff slater April 3, 2016 at 4:05 pm

Please could I have a room thermometer and a dementia card my address is

Many thanks


Caron April 4, 2016 at 7:23 pm

Cards made and in the post to you in the morning. Please tell others and help me spread the word.Thank you.


James Gray February 9, 2016 at 10:23 pm

Can I have 2 please need 1 for
My mum and 1 for my mother in


Caron February 18, 2016 at 8:41 pm

Yes of course. They will be in the post in the morning.


Jodie January 18, 2016 at 9:02 pm

Hi please could I have a thermometer for my nan. Address is ……. Many thanks


Laura Webb January 2, 2016 at 6:44 pm

Please can I order 2 for mine and my husband’s mothers?
Thanks for the work you do to raise the awareness of age related problems.
Laura Webb


Caron January 3, 2016 at 2:47 pm

Hello Laura,
They have just gone in the post to you now. Thank you for your kind words and please help me spread the word about Caron Cares. Have you seen the dementia assistance cards? Totally free to make and useful for anyone with dementia and their carers.


Katherine martin December 16, 2015 at 7:29 am

Hi I’m looking for room thermometer’s for the elderly service users I would need 4 , I wondered if you have them or know where I can get thanks


lauren whittred November 20, 2015 at 2:25 pm

Hello can you send me a free room thermometer to 13 sloane way thetford norfolk ip243je mrs l whittred


Caron November 20, 2015 at 7:17 pm

Hi, Lauren, yes of course. It will be in the post in the morning. Please tell others about them and Caron Cares…..and the Dementia assistance cards which are also FREE.


Donna November 15, 2015 at 9:15 pm

Hi could you send a thermometer to 119 albatross ave ………thank you x


Caron November 17, 2015 at 9:57 am

Hello Donna it is in the post to you. Thank you for contacting me at Caron Cares and please help spread the word about the blog and the thermometers.


Maisie Clark November 8, 2015 at 8:21 pm

Please could you send me a room thermometer to 16 Bel………..Bristol BS….
Many thanks


Lewis North October 29, 2015 at 7:57 pm

Could I please get a room thermometer to:
Mr North

I can reimburse you with postage costs.
Thank you


Caron October 31, 2015 at 5:55 pm

It is in the post. Please help me spread the word about Caron Cares and the free room thermometers


Deborah Smith October 7, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Please could you send me a free room temperature thermometer to

Many thanks


Caron October 8, 2015 at 6:56 pm

You are welcome Deborah. It will be in the post in the morning. Just to let you know about a new project the Dementia Assistance Card They are FREE and fully editable so if you know anyone who may benefit from one please let them know about it. Thank you for your support.


Jay September 22, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Please could you send a room thermometer to 2 Two Mile ………. Many many thanks.


Caron September 22, 2015 at 7:32 pm

It will be in the post in the morning. Please help me spread the word about the room thermometers and Caron Cares. Thank you .


sharon welsh July 7, 2015 at 2:10 pm

I was looking for simple room thermometers for our residents to use in our care home, I have previously been able to get them from southern electric but don’t seem to be able to get them any more .
I would be needing around 40.
I wondered if you have them or a contact how I can get them
thanks your help
Sharon welsh


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