Heat is harder on Elders

heat is hard on elders

Heat is not something most in the Bay Area commonly have to deal with. Tips for dealing with heat and elders:
* Stay somewhere cool
* Drink plenty of water
* Wear light clothing and hats outside
* Avoid being outside 10 am- 4 pm
* Avoid strenuous activity
* Avoid sugar, alcohol, & caffeine
* Check in with elderly neighbors, family or friends
* Ensure all elders have water, ice & a fan
* People over 65 are more at risk for heat exhaustion or heat stroke, especially those who live alone, don’t have a/c, or diseases such as dementia, diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease.