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Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

May 24, 2022

Don't Let The Heat Take A Toll On You.

Did you know older people are more susceptible to heat-related illnesses and injury? As we age, our body becomes less efficient at regulating temperature and is unable to generate as much sweat as much as it used to. Here are some safety tips for you

Since sweat is the body’s most important heat-regulating mechanism, this can be problematic in the summer because when the outside temperature rises, so does the body’s internal temperature. This is why older people suffer from heatstroke in the summer more often than younger people.

Enjoying the summer safely is important. Here are some ideas to stay healthy in the rising temperatures of the summer months.

Do and Don't: Safety Tips

More Ways To Stay Safe

Additionally, be sure you know the side effects of your prescriptions. Some medications can cause increased sensitivity to the sun. Look over your medications and talk with your doctor about any concerns or questions you have.

Also, remember to maintain communication with friends, family, caregivers and emergency contacts. Keep a list of emergency phone numbers and place them in an easy-to-access area in case needed.

Here’s another thing to add to the “DO” list and support your health: make sure you have all the insurance benefits you should. Set up a FREE Benefits Review with a skilled AMBA representative today. We are here to help you review options and determine the right coverage for you—whether it’s dental insurance, vision plans, or other policies. Request a FREE Benefits Review with an AMBA field agent at or call 866-615-4063 Mon.-Fri 8am-5pm CT.

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