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Beat the Heat with Hot Weather Tips for Seniors

As the temperature rises, avoid the stress and keep cool with these top tips for staying safe and comfortable in hot weather.

Hot Weather Tips for Seniors

Keep Your Fluids Up.

It is essential to stay hydrated. Even if you do not feel thirsty, drink plenty of water throughout the day. It may help to freeze drink bottles the night before so they stay cool for as long as possible. Avoid coffee and alcohol as these can dehydrate the body.

Retreat from the Heat.

Keep out of the sun, especially at the midday and avoid too much activity. Draw blinds, close windows and pull down any outdoor awnings. Turn on air conditioning and ceiling fans. If the house is too hot, consider retreating to air conditioned public spaces such as the library, cinema, shopping centre or swimming pool.

Be Cool.

Wear light clothing and use hand held fans. You can reduce your overall body temperature with a shower or bath. For a fast cool down, wrap ice cubes in a tea towel or face washer and rub over your face and body. No ice cubes? A packet of frozen peas can also do the trick!

Stay Connected.

Stay safe at home by monitoring temperature changes through weather alerts on the radio, television, smart phone or websites. Stay in touch with loved ones and monitor for nausea, light headedness or cramps.

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