Tips for Seniors

Tips for Staying Cool During a Heat Wave

Staying safe in hot weather is essential, especially for seniors who may be more vulnerable to heat-related illnesses. Here are some important tips to stay safe during the heat:

  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty.

  • Avoid outdoor activities during the hottest hours of the day and seek shade when outside.
  • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, and light-colored clothing to stay cool.

  • Use fans or air conditioning to keep your living space comfortable.
  • Check on medications as some may increase sensitivity to heat. 

If you experience symptoms like dizziness, nausea, or confusion, seek medical assistance immediately.
By following these simple precautions, you can enjoy the summer while staying safe and cool.