4 Seniors: Elderly in the heat
As temperatures continue to rise across Oklahoma, seniors age 65 and older are among the most vulnerable to heat stroke and heat exhaustion.
What to Do
If you think you may be suffering from a heat-related condition, cool yourself down by going indoors into air conditioning, remove or loosen any tight-fitting or heavy clothing, drink plenty of water (but avoid alcohol and caffeine), take a cool bath or shower, or apply cold water, ice packs or cold compresses to your skin.
When you do go out in the heat, be sure to dress in lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing, avoid extended periods of sun exposure and drink plenty of water even if you don’t feel thirsty.
For more extreme heat related safety tips, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website here.