September in Pima County can be the first month to provide a little relief from the heat. Unfortunately, with the lackluster monsoons this year, we are still struggling with hotter temperatures and a very dry environment. Our fall weather is right around the corner!
This month also brings to light the importance of Healthy Aging. Older adults should continue to stay hydrated and remain indoors during the intense heat of the day. It's best to check on family members and friends who live alone. Ensure they're getting adequate fluids and their home is cooled to a comfortable and safe temperature.
Healthy Aging Month is a good time to remember the benefits of eating and sleeping well and generally living a good life. This encompasses eating a balanced diet free of processed foods, sleeping 8 hours a night, and keeping yourself active physically and mentally.
Harmony Hospice focuses on healthy living in our monthly free trainings. We've continued to host the educational events in webinar format to help keep folks safe.
Take a peek at what's happening during Healthy Aging Month at Harmony. I encourage everyone to have a purpose, stay connected, give to others, and laugh frequently.