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Don't lose your cool

Summer heat is dangerous for older adults, but you can take steps to reduce your risk.
Excerpted from an article by the National Institute on Aging. Posted 5-19-23.

Too much heat is not safe for anyone. It is even riskier if you are older or have health problems. Why can extreme weather be even more dangerous for older adults than for younger people? Hotter days can cause difficulty in the body’s ability to regulate its temperature. This can be challenging for older adults who typically do not adjust as well as others to sudden temperature changes. Additionally, older adults are more likely to have chronic medical conditions that affect the body’s response to temperature.

Want to get some tips on how to stay safe in the heat? Click here to read the full National Institute on Aging article.