The first day of summer has passed by and we are all ready for the longer, brighter, and warmer days and nights here at The Wellington. This may be something you have been looking forward to since you can enjoy some more outdoor activities with their friends or family members onsite or offsite in Medicine Hat

Here are 5 ways you can stay safe during the summer at a Medicine Hat retirement community:

Wear lighter pieces of clothing at the retirement community

It’s finally time to get rid of the extra layers of clothing and opt for more fun, lighter pieces of clothing instead. As your body produces more sweat in hotter temperatures, you want to wear loose-fitting clothes made of cotton to stay cool, comfortable and prevent the clothes from sticking to your skin. Wearing less dark colours such as black, navy blue, and dark green will also prevent you from absorbing heat through the sun’s rays when they are outdoors at the Medicine Hat retirement community.

Stay out of the sun during peak hours

To decrease your risk of getting a heat stroke, it’s important to avoid being outside under direct sunlight during the peak hours. The sun is the strongest from 10am to 4pm when it is at its peak, so it’s highly recommended you stay indoors at The Wellington in the nice air-conditioned building. 

Protect your skin and eyes

As the sun’s rays are harsher during the summer months, it’s important to think long term and take active steps to prevent any long term harm that can affect your eyes and skin. It’s important to wear SPF 30+ sunscreen any time you step outside of the Medicine Hat retirement community to prevent the risk of skin cancer. Wearing sunglasses is also crucial to protecting your eyes from eye irritation and damage from UV rays. 

Stay hydrated at the Medicine Hat retirement community

The last thing you want to experience is dehydration and the easiest day to do that is by increasing your water intake. If you get tired of drinking water and want to change things up, there are many summer fruits that are high in water content such as melons, peaches, pineapple, celery, mangoes and many more. 

Reduce outdoor strenuous activities 

Although it may seem like a good idea to increase your physical activity and overall time you spend outdoors at a Medicine Hat retirement community, you should still be careful with how strenuous the activities are. It may seem like a good idea to take advantage of the nice weather and want to do more outdoor activities, but adding more strain to your body during the summer is never a good idea. Remember to take breaks and drink plenty of water if you will be outside for a long period of time. 

If you’re looking to find the right seniors community in Medicine Hat, for you or a loved one, book a tour at The Wellington Retirement Residence today! Contact or call 403-526-5762 today to learn more. We look forward to getting to know you!