We are approaching record-breaking temperatures this week. As the temperatures rise, so does the risk of heat illness, especially for seniors.
The Prince George Council of Seniors is advising its members to stay in air condition spaces when possible and to drink plenty of water. Executive Director, Lola-Dawn Fennell, is also asking residents to look out for elder citizens in the community.
“If a persons body temperature overheats, they may not realize that they are becoming stressed or ill from the heat,” says Fennell. “So they may be experiencing confusion and dizziness. By all means, check on your elderly neighbours. If you find somebody that is a little confused, or just not quite acting quite right, cool them off. Get a fan on them maybe. Sponge them down with cool water. Get some cool juice or water into them and see if that makes a difference. If they are in a bad place 911.”