Silver Creek Senior Center

1658 S. Main St.  P O Box 1495

Snowflake, AZ 85937

(928) 536-2222

Hours of Operation:  8am – 4pm Daily
Thrift Store: 9am – 4pm Daily; 10am – 2pm Saturday
Lunch Served Daily from 12-1; We will not deny you the right to contribute!

July 2017 Lunch Menu

Every Week…  think about joining us !!

Tuesday    10:00 am  Knitting & Crocheting Class

Tuesday   1:00 pm  Scrabble

Thursday  1:30 pm  Bingo

Friday  10:00 am   Knitting & Crocheting Class

Medicare or Medicaid Questions???  Call NACOG 1-877-521-3500

Avoiding Heat Related Illnesses

Summer is upon us and that usually means record-high temperatures. The extreme heat can be especially dangerous to older adults causing sunburn, dehydration and even heat stroke. According to the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services, more than 6,000 Americans are hospitalized for heat exposure every summer. Severe heat exposure occurs when body temperatures rise to 106 degrees Fahrenheit or more.

To keep you and your family safe from heat related illnesses, follow these simple steps:

  • Drink 8 ounces of fluid every half hour when in the sun. Avoid caffeine and alcohol.
  • If possible, avoid going out during the hottest part of the day, typically between 10:00 – 2:00.
  • Replace lost minerals such as sodium, chloride and potassium with food and drinks like bananas and quality sports drinks. These minerals are lost when people perspire.
  • When feeling hot, head to the sink and run cool water over both your wrists to avoid heat stroke. Major veins are located in the wrists and the cool water can lower your temperature by three degrees.

Taking these simple steps will help to reduce your risk for heat related illnesses, making your summer a more enjoyable one! However, if you are ever in doubt and think you may be experiencing heat exhaustion or heat stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Symptoms of heat exhaustion range from:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Muscle cramps

More extreme heat stroke may cause:

  • Rapid pulse
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Mental confusion
  • Seizures
  • Coma

http://www.seniorcitizensguide.com/articles/southwestohio/avoiding-heat-related-illnesses.html