Alabama's high heat is particularly dangerous for older citizens. The Alabama Department of Senior Services is encouraging seniors and their caregivers to take necessary precautions.
Below are some safety tips that you may find helpful in preparing to battle the heat. This would be a good time to check on your elderly neighbors, friends and family.
Some senior centers will be staying open additional hours to provide a place to stay cool. To find a “cool zone” near you call your local Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-AGE-LINE (1-800-243-5463).
HOT WEATHER SAFETY TIPS FOR SENIORS
- Stay inside in an air conditioned facility as much as possible.
- Avoid strenuous work during the warmest part of the day.
- Some medications and health conditions can cause inability to tolerate heat. Discuss these with your doctor.
- Call your friends and check on them and hav