Help older people stay safe this summer
With high temperatures predicted for this week, Dudley Council is reminding everyone to look out for older people.
The council launched its spring into summer booklet last month, which has been designed to give information to older people to help them take care of themselves and get support to stay safe and well during the summer.
Tips include staying cool and hydrated in warm weather, being sun safe by covering up from the sun or seeking shade in midday, getting out and about and staying active and joining groups and spending time with others.
The booklet also provides information on managing long term health conditions and staying independent, as well as giving details of the Dudley Carers Hub where carers can receive practical help, information and advice.
Councillor Nicolas Barlow, cabinet member for health and adult social care, said:
We all have a responsibility to look out for older people in our community and this is especially the case during hot periods such as this week.
I would encourage everyone to check up on friends, neighbours and loved ones throughout the warmer period to ensure they are staying safe this summer.
Older people who would like to find out more about the stay safe and well services can call 0300 555 0055.
People can also visit www.dudley.gov.uk/summerwellbeing to see the booklet and find out more.