Tips for Having a Fun and Safe Summer

Check Out these tips and tricks to having a fun and safe summer

As more Americans receive the Covid-19 vaccine, the world has begun to slowly slide back into a pre-pandemic sense of normalcy. With more research usurping about the effectiveness of the vaccine the CDC (Center for Disease Control) has lifted their regulations to be more lenient. Masks are recommended but not necessary if one is vaccinated. These recommendations have various exceptions like healthcare facilities, airports, and more.

This summer, as regulations are changing and the world begins to open for the summer season, here are our top tips to help you and your families to stay safe this summer:

Get Vaccinated!

One of the best ways to stay safe this summer, particularly from COVID-19, is to get vaccinated! Studies show that the Covid-19 vaccine is safe and effective in reducing risk of serious infection in older adults. The federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge too!  

Outdoor Activities

Finding things to do outdoors not only will mitigate the spread of Covid-19, but also will be good to get some fresh air and enjoy the nice weather!
Before you make plans, make sure to check the Covid guidelines of the establishment you are heading to so you are prepared.

Drink plenty of water

With the warm and sunny weather in the summer months, it is super important for our seniors to be drinking plenty of water to avoid dehydration. It is recommended that everyone should drink about 8 glasses of water a day, especially those who are over the age of 65.  

Avoid Direct Sun Exposure and wear sunscreen!

While it is important to get fresh air and spend time outside during the summer months, it is equally as important to stay in the shade and get cool air. Make sure to apply sunscreen, especially if you’re on any prescription medication, as it makes your skin most sensitive to the sun. Wearing SPF 20 or higher will help you avoid sunburn if you go outdoors this summer.  

As always, check with your doctor and care provider about what is best for you this summer to keep you safe, healthy, and happy! #staysafe