Heat is harder on Elders

Heat is not something most in the Bay Area commonly have to deal with. Tips for dealing with heat and elders:* Stay somewhere cool * Drink plenty of water * Wear light clothing and hats outside * Avoid being outside 10 am- 4 pm * Avoid strenuous activity * Avoid sugar, alcohol, & caffeine * Check in with elderly neighbors, family or friends * Ensure all elders have water, ice & a fan * People over 65 are more at risk for heat exhaustion or heat stroke, especially those who live alone, don't have a/c, or diseases such as dementia, diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease.