The Illinois Department on Aging is reminding that seniors are especially susceptible to the hot and humid weather.  Making sure seniors have access to someplace with air conditioning is essential when it's this hot outside, according to Department on Aging spokesman Veronica Vera.

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Vera also recommends seniors avoid using the oven at home to keep the place cool, and drinking lots of water.  She urges the public to check on elderly neighbors to make sure they are doing okay.

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