With the weather hotting up, we all want to get outside and enjoy it, especially as the sun has some great health-boosting benefits.
We all look forward to some sunshine over the summer but it is worth remembering that when the temperature goes up it can present health risks for older people.
 
The importance of staying cool and keeping well in hot weather cannot be over-estimated, as older people can be particularly susceptible to heat-related illness.
 
The Met Office is forecasting that temperatures are likely to reach over 30 degrees in most of England until Thursday this week.
 
Please do pay special attention to older neighbours and friends, who may need extra help in the current very hot temperatures.
 
Heat  exhaustion and heatstroke are both life-threatening condition and can develop if  left untreated. All of us, neighbours, family and friends should provide whatever support we can for older people, particularly those living alone.
 
Age UK offers a range of free information and advice designed to help older people live well during the summer months and protect themselves when the temperature soars.

 

With the weather hotting up, we all want to get outside and enjoy it, especially as the sun has some great health-boosting benefits.


We all look forward to some sunshine over the summer but it is worth remembering that when the temperature goes up it can present health risks for older people. The importance of staying cool and keeping well in hot weather cannot be over-estimated, as older people can be particularly susceptible to heat-related illness. 

Heat  exhaustion and heatstroke are both life-threatening condition and can develop if  left untreated. All of us, neighbours, family and friends should provide whatever support we can for older people, particularly those living alone. 

Age UK offers a range of free information and advice designed to help older people live well during the summer months and protect themselves when the temperature soars.

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