The following recommended measures will help prevent heat-related illnesses:
Dress in lightweight, loose-fitting clothing
Remain well hydrated; don’t wait until you’re thirsty
Minimize physical activities during the hottest parts of the day
When in the sun, wear a wide-brimmed hat and use sunscreen
Open windows and use fans to allow fresh air to circulate
Avoid hot foods and heavy meals
Pay special attention if you take medications which increase sensitivity to high temperatures, such as psychotropic medications
Both the Loyalton Senior Center and the Western Sierra Senior Center act as community cooling facilities throughout the summer and are available for anyone to enjoy the air conditioning.
• The Loyalton Senior Center, located at 302 First Street in Loyalton, is open on weekdays from 9AM – 2PM.
• The Western Sierra Senior Center, located at 749 Upper Main in Downieville, is open from 9AM-3PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
All are welcome to utilize these facilities.
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