BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Whether you're working or playing outside, people everywhere are seeking refuge and trying to keep cool.
It may be just a quick hit of heat, just in time for the official arrival of the Summer Solstice, but you can be assured that we'll have plenty more sweltering days ahead this summer season. The people that feel it the most are the "young-at-heart."
Schofield Residence community relations spokesperson Laura Mondello said, "With older adults, they may not feel the heat as much as you and I. So we make sure that they don't stay out too long and we'll go out and check on them, if they're out for more than 15 minutes. We're really going to stress to stay in the shade."
Frank Lojacono, whose family member lives at Schofield, said, "I took her for a short walk, but I brought her back in because I know the air is really not good quality. So I brought her back in."
Kids, usually having too much fun on a summer day, sometimes don't realize how hot it is. At the Buffalo Y, the big message is to stay hydrated.
Program director Maggie Jiumentaro said, "We really take a lot of time during our day to make the kids understand how important it is to stay hydrated. If it's excessively hot, we bring them in."
These same precautions especially apply to those who might be roasting in the sun on the job.
Delta Sonic employee Marcus Cherry said, "Oh yeah, we have hot breaks and they're five minute rests pretty much, cool down and get something to drink."
Taylor Tamburlin, who also works at Delta Sonic, said, "You just get used to it. You eat something before we come and drink lots of water."
And as Mondello from the Schofield Residence pointed out, not everyone is lucky to have air conditioning.
"If you have a neighbor that's older, if your parents, your grandparents, keep an extra eye. Tell people to stay indoors in air conditioning today. If they don't have air conditioning, if they don't have a place to go, pick them up and take them to your home or a mall."
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