Summer is a beautiful time of year, full of sunshine and opportunities for outdoor activities at Dow Rummel Village. However, the high temperatures can pose significant challenges, particularly for seniors. Finding ways to stay cool and comfortable is essential to ensure a safe and enjoyable summer season. This article provides practical tips to beat the heat.

Tips for Staying Cool

  1. Wear Lightweight Clothing: Opt for loose-fitting, light-colored clothes made from breathable fabrics like cotton or linen. These materials help keep the body cool by allowing better air circulation and reducing sweat.
  2. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Avoid caffeinated and alcoholic beverages, as they can contribute to dehydration. Water-rich foods like cucumbers, watermelon, and strawberries can also help maintain hydration.
  3. Take Cool Showers or Baths: A cool shower or bath can significantly lower your body temperature and help you feel refreshed. If a shower or bath isn’t possible, use a damp cloth to wipe down your arms, neck, and face.
  4. Limit Outdoor Activities to Cooler Parts of the Day: Schedule outdoor activities like walking or gardening during the early morning or late evening when temperatures are lower. Avoid strenuous activities during the hottest parts of the day, typically between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  5. Use Cooling Products: If outside, consider using cooling towels, ice packs, or even a misting fan. These products can provide immediate relief from the heat when placed on pulse points such as the wrists, neck, or forehead.
  6. Stay Indoors During Peak Heat: On particularly hot days, it’s best to stay indoors in a cool environment. Engage in indoor activities such as reading, puzzles, or socializing with friends.

Stay Safe, Stay Cool: staying cool and comfortable during the hot summer months is vital for your health and well-being. By following these tips and being aware of the signs of heat-related illnesses, you can enjoy all the wonderful aspects of summer while staying safe. Remember, if you ever feel overwhelmed by the heat, don’t hesitate to seek assistance. We’re here for you at Dow Rummel Village, ready to ensure you stay safe all year round.

Stay Strong,

Jona Leo