Health officials offer heat tips for seniors

The elderly are encouraged to slow down, stay hydrated, and stay in touch with loved ones.

The elderly are encouraged to slow down, stay hydrated, and stay in touch with loved ones. (5/31/13)

NEW YORK - City health officials are offering some early heat tips to help senior citizens stay cool this summer.

According to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, elderly people should slow down and limit stressful activities when temperatures start to rise.

It's also important to stay hydrated, dress in light colored and loose clothing, and stay connected with family and friends.
 

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