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THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT ON AGING IS WARNING THAT SENIORS ARE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO HOT AND HUMID WEATHER.

 

MAKING SURE SENIORS HAVE ACCESS TO SOMEPLACE WITH AIR CONDITIONING IS ESSENTIAL WHEN IT’S THIS HOT OUTSIDE SAYS DEPARTMENT ON AGING SPOKESPERSON VERONICA VERA.

 

 

VERA ALSO RECOMMENDS SENIORS AVOID USING THE OVEN AT HOME TO KEEP THE PLACE COOL AND DRINKING LOTS OF WATER.

 

 

VERA SAYS SENIORS NEED TO TAKE THE HEAT SERIOUSLY AND NOT IGNORE DANGER SIGNS LIKE NAUSEA, DIZZINESS AND FATIGUE.

 

SHE URGES THE PUBLIC TO CHECK ON ELDERLY NEIGHBORS TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE DOING OKAY.

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