(Trenton) With the heat index soaring to 110 degrees today,
the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) urges the elderly,
disabled and those with chronic medical conditions to drink plenty
of water and visit senior or cooling centers if they do not have air
“These are dangerous weather conditions that can cause heat
stroke and exacerbate chronic medical conditions, leading to
severe complications and death,” said Acting Commissioner
Dr. Tina Tan.
The risk of severe illness and death from extreme heat
exposure is highest among:
· Older adults, especially those 65 years of age and older
• Adults of all ages with chronic health conditions, especially those with
asthma, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity or psychiatric
Residents may locate their nearest cooling center by calling their local
senior center, town hall or by calling NJ EASE at 1-877-222-3737.
People may also visit the DHSS website for the locations of the
nearest senior center (web.doh.state.nj.us/apps2/seniorcenter/scsearch.aspx)
or Area Agency on Aging (www.nj.gov/health/senior/sa_aaa.shtml).
Continue reading Department of Health and Senior Services Recommends Health Precautions Due to Today’s Excessive Heat
A lifestyle and entertainment publication serving the Jersey City, Hoboken, Bayonne, Weehawken, West New York, North Bergen, Cliffside Park, Edgewater, Secaucus and Guttenberg Waterfront Communities