Older people in retirement living communities may want to prepare themselves for the coming heatwave, according to Age Concern UK.
For those who are generally active, the foundation recommends staying in the shade, taking cold showers and baths and drinking more non-alcoholic drinks because "during successive hot
days it is important that older people are able to cool down in the evening and at night."
The tips come as the UK is facing temperatures that could reach 32C this week, with the hottest day expected to occur on Thursday according to a BBC Online article.
While the northern regions of the country are less likely to see blistering heat, highs above 20C are expected throughout the week along with high humidity and thunder storms, the news provider reported.
The climate is one reason that Age Concern recommends that "anyone with an older family member or neighbour can help by calling in to check if they are okay and if they need help in taking reasonable precautions to stay well."