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Resources For Elderly For Heat Relief

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HEAT & THE ELDERLY - It’s going to be another hot day today and those most vulnerable becoming victims of heat-related illness  are the elderly.  Tamra Crane, is executive director for the Bossier Council on Aging, a non-profit agency in Bossier Parish  that provides resources to senior citizens to allow them to live independent lives.  She shares some tips on avoiding heat-related illness and also explains  what resources are available for seniors who need some relief from the heat.

RESOURCES FOR ELDERLY / CONTACT INFORMATION:

Bossier Council On Aging  (318) 741-8302  

www.bossiercoa.org

Caddo Council On Aging  (800) 256-3003

www.caddocoa.org

Rapides Council On Aging (318) 445-7985

 www.rapidescouncilonaging.org

Area Agency on Aging of East Texas (800) 442-8845  

www.easttexasaaa.org

Area Agency on Aging of Deep East Texas (800) 256-6848 

 www.txregionalcouncil.org

Area Agency on Aging of Southwest Arkansas (870) 234-7410

www.agewithdignity.com

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.