Seniors and Extreme Heat

By: Demetria McClenton Email
By: Demetria McClenton Email

When temperatures rise, it can often cause problems for the elderly.

But one local center is taking steps to ensure its senior citizens are staying cool in this high heat.

Rose Hill Senior Center works closely with the elderly to ensure they are properly hydrated.

Health officials recommend seniors wear light clothing, take cool showers, limit amount of time in sun, and drink water.

Dehydration is a main concern for staff at Rose Hill.

Some symptoms of dehydration include excessive thirst, sweat a lot or not at all, dizzy or you can pass out.

Rose Hill Senior Center is beginning their CHAMPION program.

The program brings doctors to the center to talk about nutrition and creative ways to beat the heat.

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