Keep an eye on elderly neighbours in the heat

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WITH temperatures forecast to hit and exceed 40 degrees this weekend people are being urged to check on their elderly neighbours.

“High temperatures are a significant health risk for older and frail people who are simply unable to cope with the heat,” said Neighbour Day founder Andrew Heslop.

Mr Heslop said that many senior citizens either don't have air-conditioning or won't use it due to the cost.

“Or if your house has air-conditioning, why not invite your elderly neighbours over for a cold drink during the heat of the day? Consider giving them a spare key to your home so they can remain cool while you are at work,” Mr Heslop added.

Mr Heslop said that these small measures may save a life.

Some tips to remember if you have a senior citizen next door are remind them to drink fresh water to stay hydrated, drop by to see how they are, leave phone numbers so they can contact you in an emergency, alert police and emergency services immediately if elderly residents fail to answer the door.



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