4 Sun Safety Tips for Seniors

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The summer months are some of the most enjoyable of the year with ample opportunities for picnics, trips to the lake, baseball games, and simply enjoying the outdoors. But with that fun also comes extreme heat. In many parts of the country, summertime can bring scorching temperatures. This can be dangerous, especially for seniors. Consider the following tips for enjoying your summer and staying safe at the safe time.

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I Will Survive: Keeping Seniors Safe During Extreme Heat

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After last week’s scorching heat, we were reminded that everyone, especially senior citizens, are vulnerable to extreme weather.

The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control Prevention estimates that hundreds of Americans die each year due to oppressive temperatures. Sadly, most of these deaths could have been prevented.

Seniors are particularly vulnerable to heat over-exposure. SeniorLivingChoices.com says that folks 65 and over are 12-13 times more likely to suffer from heat stroke than any other age demographic. Contributing factors can include: limited ...

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