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Heat-Related Illnesses and Seniors

Keeping Our Seniors Safe During Summer Heatwaves

by Don Drake, Connelly Law Offices, Ltd.

Preventing heat-related illnesses

It's no shock when we start this blog by saying it has been an extremely sweltering summer. In fact, some weather observers are saying that 2022 rivals some of the heat waves of the mid-1930s, and those who suffer the most are our seniors.

As we enter the second week of August, the temperatures here in southern New England are beginning to moderate and may even fall below average for a bit, but make no mistake, we still have two months where temperatures and humidity can still become oppressive -- and the temperature does not need to be in the nineties to cause heat-related