Canadian winters are notoriously chilly - so how do active living seniors stay toasty after a day on the slopes? Microwavable slippers offer a great way to warm up cold feet!
Patricia and Allan Kotack, natives of Milton, Ontario came up with the idea out of necessity, according to NationalPost.com. Patricia suffers from a neuromuscular disease, one of the side effects of which is cold hands and feet.
"My feet were freezing and they were painful," she told the news source. "I couldn't sleep at night."
She tried a variety of heating pads but nothing worked, so her husband and daughter started brainstorming. The father and daughter pair made Patricia slippers with a compartment for heating pads and their product, Cosy Soles, was born.
The slippers are filled with grain and only need to be put in the microwave to be activated. They can help seniors with cold feet get a more comfortable night's sleep.
The family hopes that markets such as ski resorts, hotels and casinos will recognize the value of Cosy Soles. Of course, residents in retirement living communities in Canada might also reap the benefits of such functional slippers.