THE MALDEN ADVOCATE – Friday, July 5, 2019 Page 13 Mystic Valley Elder Services offers tips on beating the heat this summer I f you recall, summer 2018 ended up being a scorcher! And it won’t be long until the temperatures soar once again. During the hot months, Mystic Valley Elder Services recommends keeping a close eye on the older adults in our lives. Elders are much more likely to develop heat-related illnesses than younger people because as we age our bodies don’t adjust as well to drastic changes of temperature. Also, some medicaMalden Public Library hosts free ice cream day tions that older adults are taking can affect the way their bodies regulate heat. Here are some tips and resources to help you beat the heat: Slow down and avoid strenuous activity. Don’t try to do too much on a hot day. Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing. Light colors will reflect heat and sunlight and help maintain normal body temperature. Protect your face with a wide-brimmed hat. Drink plenty of water regularly and often, even if you do not feel thirsty. Stay hydrated. Limit your intake of alcoholic beverages, as they can actually dehydrate your body. Eat well-balanced, light, regular meals. Avoid high-protein foods that increase metabolic heat. Cover windows that receive WHAT’S THE SCOOP? Employees of Dairy Delight get ready to scoop free ice cream at the Malden Public Library. Mayor Gary Christenson (third from right) also helped serve ice cream during the popular annual event. (Photos Courtesy of Charles Harrington) morning or afternoon sun with drapes, shades, awnings or louvers. Outdoor awnings or louvers can reduce the heat that enters a home by up to 80 percent. Stay indoors as much as possible. Air-conditioning can provide a lot of relief in a summer like this one. On the most unbearably hot days when it’s too hot for fans to be effective, air conditioners can even help you stay safe. If you don’t have air-conditionCity of Malden’s 2019 Summer Concert Series M ayor Gary Christenson is pleased to present the City of Malden’s Summer Concert Series. A total of seven concerts – with a few newcomers – will be featured this summer! Local bands will be making the most of the summer heat on the following Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. at the Malden High School Courtyard (77 Salem St.). July 9: Brewin Brass Band. July 16: The Jimmy Allen Band – Classic Country. July 23: Bucket of Blues – Rockin’ Blues Band. July 30: The Reminisants – Oldies. Aug. 6: Vintage Vibe – 1960’s to the 2000’s. Aug. 13: The Brothers Walk Band – R&B and Funk. Aug. 20: Friday Dinner – Rock Cover Band. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held indoors in the Malden High School cafeteria – entrance through the Courtyard. For more information, please call 781-397-7000 x2001, or email info@cityofmalden.org. ing, stay on your lowest floor, out of the sun. Electric fans do not cool the air, but they do help evaporate perspiration, which cools your body. Seek relief from the heat in air-conditioned schools, librarVALLEY | SEE PAGE 18 FAMILY SHARING: A young girl offers ice cream to her brother at free ice cream day at Malden Public Library. Everett Aluminum 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 57 Years! “Same name, phone number & address for family since 1958 • 61 over half a century. We must be doing something right!” •Vinyl Siding •Free Estimates •Carpentry Work •Fully Licensed •Decks •Roofing • Fully Insured • Replacement Windows www.everettaluminum.com Now’s the time to schedule those home improvement projects you’ve been dreaming about all winter! Summer is Here!

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