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.