Oswego’s ‘Longest Day’ Event Cancelled Due to High Heat

OSWEGO COUNTY – The Oswego County Office for the Aging (OFA) announced today that Oswego’s commemoration of the “Longest Day” event planned for Thursday, June 20 has been cancelled due to the high temperatures expected this week. It will not be re-scheduled.

The forecast from the National Weather Service-Buffalo Office shows excessive heat and humidity building this week, with temperatures expected to be in the 90s during the day and overnight lows in the 70s.

Seniors are among those at highest risk of heat-related illnesses, as they are more likely to have chronic health issues and may take medication that prevents their bodies from regulating their temperatures. They may also have other risk factors, such as living alone or not having air conditioning in their home.

OFA advises seniors to take precautions to avoid heat stress this week. This includes hydrating properly and staying indoors – ideally with air conditioning – during the hottest part of the day. Wearing lightweight clothing and avoiding strenuous activities will also help.

For more information or to learn how to help seniors cope, contact the Oswego County Office for the Aging at 315-349-3484 or www.oswegocounty.com/ofa.

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