It's that time of year again when the mass summer holiday exodus begins. As we experience more extreme temperatures please keep an eye on your older neighbours to make sure they are happy, healthy and have everything they need during a heatwave.
Keep cool, stay safe
Follow some of these tips for older people and your families to make sure you keep cool and stay safe during a heatwave.
· Stay hydrated by drinking cool drinks such as water or soft drinks. Try to avoid hot drinks such as tea or coffee.
· Stay indoors during the hottest part of the day, which is typically between 11am and 3pm. · Keep cool by splashing yourself with water throughout the day, or even have a cold bath or shower. · Make rooms in the house as cool as possible by closing blinds and curtains to keep the sun out and only open windows when it is cool enough outside to do so. · Find the coolest room in the house and spend time there if you need to. · Keep an eye on weather forecasts for what the temperature will be and make plans accordingly
The memory lives on! 6th June 2019 marks the start of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy and with it, a momentous occasion to celebrate peace, liberty and reconciliation.