Seniors are more prone to heat-related health problems than younger people.
Nearly all of a senior’s internal organs function with less efficiency, especially those that help the body deal with heat. Also, most seniors are on combinations of medications that further slow the body’s ability to deal with heat.
Here are some general guidelines to provide basic information about maintaining well being when the weather is hot.
It is important to keep vulnerable seniors safe and out of the heat. Find the nearest cooling center below during the next three days of intense heat. Thanks to Paul Iarrobino from Multnomah County Aging & Disability Service for the info.
If you have information about warming centers in other areas, contact us.