Warm Weather Reminders
We all know that hot weather can be dangerous. This is especially true for older adults. Every summer, nearly 200 Americans die of health problems caused by high heat and humidity. Most of these individuals happen to be age 50 or older. Hot weather is more likely to cause health problems for older adults for a variety of reasons. These reasons include aging-related physical changes in the body, chronic health conditions, and even side effects of taking some medications.
When the temperature climbs above 90°F, older adults need to be proactive and take precautions. So, check the outside temperature on summer days. If it’s above 90°, older people should keep in mind the following tips:
• STAY OUT OF THE SUN
• BE IN AIR CONDITIONING IF ABLE
• STAY HYDRATED
• DRESS APPROPRIATELY
• WEAR SUNSCREEN – AVOID SUN EXPOSURE
• COOL DOWN
With the hot summer temperatures, we will make every effort to enjoy the outdoors. However, safety comes first especially with the heat. If it is over 90 degrees we will enjoy the air conditioning and ice-cream machine!
Sincerely, Kate Landt, Administrator