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August 6, 2013 > Shade Brigade - helping seniors stay cool

Shade Brigade - helping seniors stay cool

Submitted By Colleen Collins

With temperatures rising, many local seniors find it hard to stay cool. That's why Emeritus at Atherton Court has launched the Shade Brigade to help. "Summer's heat can be more than simply unpleasant. It can be deadly. And seniors are more susceptible to heat stroke than younger people," says Tamra Schmutzler, executive director for Emeritus at Atherton Court. "Because dehydration is more common - and more dangerous - in hot weather, we're delivering coolers full of water, popsicles, juice, fruit and safety tips on how to stay healthy during hot weather. We're also ensuring seniors are safe in their homes and providing resources if they need help in staying cool."

The Shade Brigade is being launched in communities across the nation as part of Emeritus Senior Living's "Safely Somewhere" program. The company's goal is to reach out to more than 5,000 seniors during the summer months.

If you know of a senior in need, please contact Colleen Collins, Community Relations Director at (510) 797-4011 or athertoncourt-CRD@emeritus.com.

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