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Dealing with Severe Heat or Cold

Extreme Heat

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Description:

Information about avoiding dangerous high temperatures and heat-related illness; includes factsheet "Heat Stress in the Elderly."


Hyperthermia: Too Hot for Your Health

Source: National Institute on Aging

Description:

Factsheet about heat-related illness in older adults. Covers symptoms, treatment and prevention.


Hypothermia: A Cold Weather Hazard

Source: National Institute on Aging

Description:

Factsheet about factors that put older adults at greater risk for hypothermia; prevention and treatment.


Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Description:

Assists eligible low-income households with their heating and cooling energy costs, and, if the state chooses, to weatherize homes.


Stay Safe in Cold Weather!

Source: National Institute on Aging

Description:

Colorful online booklet helps seniors prepare for winter temperatures and avoid cold-related illnesses.


Winter Storms and Extreme Cold

Source: FEMA

Description:

Being prepared for a major snowstorm or extreme cold. Winter storms can result in flooding, storm surge, closed highways, blocked roads, downed power lines and hypothermia.


Winter Weather

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Description:

Information about hypothermia, frostbite, power outages and other cold weather hazards


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