Heat Awareness Day in Wisconsin

By | June 18, 2014
Norma Kemerling

Norma Kemerling is enjoying a nice day outside in the gazebo at the Wausau Primrose Retirement Community

Thursday, June 12th 2014 is Heat Awareness Day in Wisconsin. As temperatures increase now that it’s officially summer, everyone wants to enjoy outdoor activities but sometimes that combination can be dangerous.

According to the National Weather Service, heat is the number one weather related killer in the United States.

State emergency leaders are reminding everyone of the dangers of extreme heat. They say seniors and children have a higher risk of heat related illness.

Here are some tips on staying cool for the summer.

  • Keep your living space cool
  • Slow down and limit physical activity
  • Drink plenty of water and eat lightly
  • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, light colored clothing
  • Don’t stop taking medications unless your doctor says you should

Here at Primrose Retirement Communities our residents are using these tips to stay safe and healthy this summer — we are going to beat the heat this summer!

To find out more about the retirement living experience at Primrose, please contact your nearest Primrose Retirement Community today to see more of our fun and social living. We’ll happily answer all your questions and show you around our beautiful communities. Come see why we say, THIS IS LIVING!


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