Summer loving does not always fare well with Bronx elderly
As the temperatures start to increase, the risk of health problems among seniors starts to climb the charts too.
When the thermometers start to peak into the 90s, Bronx youth may turn to the beach but the elderly should turn on the air conditioner. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says as people grow older, their bodies can not quickly compensate for the temperature changes. Therefore, officials say seniors need to stay hydrated with lots of fluids to avoid heat stress.
The CDC reports 200 senior citizens die every year from heat-related illnesses.