Tips for Seniors Staying Cool
We hear it often, the dog days of summer hit in August for a lot of the viewing area and we want to make sure that you take extra precaution Seniors are more vulnerable to heat because
* Their bodies don’t adjust as well to sudden changes in temperature.
* Chronic medical conditions can change their body responses to heat.
* Prescription medicines can impair their body’s ability to regulate temperature or could actually prevent sweating.
* Plus medicines can make them susceptible to getting sun burnt more easily
A few tips that Carriage Crossing Senior Living sees with their residents actively participating in:
* When picking out clothing, wear light colors & layer so you can take off a layer outside but put it back in if you’re inside in the AC
* Our communities are PET FRIENDLY so we notice the timing of outdoor activities or walking the dogs happens in the earlier hours of the morning when it is still cool or in the evening when the sun is setting. It makes for beautiful views of sunrises and sunsets PLUS it is less hot during those times.
* Sunglasses! Personal handheld fans! Drink plenty of water regularly and often, even if you do not feel thirsty. Water is the safest liquid to drink during heat emergencies. Avoid drinks with alcohol or caffeine in them.
* Our events and activities are open to the public…from Tai Chi to Bingo to Crafts!
* Call the community and we will get you a calendar with fun indoor activities!