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Stay safe and have fun this summer!

8/11/2023

Consider 6 tips on preventing heatstroke and protecting yourself in hot weather.

Did you know?

Older adults have a harder time adjusting to sudden changes in temperature compared to younger people.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Two older adults eating ice cream and smiling

6 tips on preventing heatstroke and protecting yourself in hot weather

Enjoy the rest of your summer by considering some tips to stay safe!
  1. Eat cold things! Take advantage of the summer treats we all love, like ice cream, popsicles, slushies and cold fruit.
  2. Just keep drinking. Make sure you drink lots of fluids while outside, especially those that contain electrolytes. 
  3. Dress appropriately. Clothes that are loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored are best for hot days. 
  4. Wear sunscreen. Look for SPF 15 or higher for sunscreen and reapply throughout the day.
  5. Stay clear of the crowds. When there are many people crowded together, the temperature around you will increase.
  6. Keep your house cool. Try to avoid increasing your home's temperature by closing the shades or blinds, opening your windows at night and avoiding using an oven or fireplace.

Class of the week

Older adults in a class

Powerful Tools for Caregivers - Adults

Powerful Tools for Caregivers® helps family and friends caring for older adults with long-term health conditions develop the skills and confidence to better care for themselves while caring for others. With the support of peers, you'll learn to improve self-care behaviors and emotional management, including reducing guilt, anger and depression. You'll increase self-confidence in coping with the demands of being a caregiver and your use of local community resources. 

August 22 - September 26
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Online
Class Leader: Melissa Gibbs & Anne Gimpl, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

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