REWATCH: How you can beat the heat, help the elderly this summer

How you can beat the heat and help the elderly

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - As the calendar flipped to July this week, the Richmond area experienced some of the hottest temperatures of the year.

At NBC12's Digital Dialogue on Thursday Rachel DePompa and Andrew Freiden hosted a discussion about the heat and how it impacts you and the elderly.

Joining our panel was:

  • Dr. Brian Foster of Bon Secours. Foster is is board certified in internal medicine.
  • Dr. Jelisa Timmons of Bon Secours. Dr. Timmons medical interests include medical education and international missions.
  • Terry Smith, family nurse practitioner at Southside Physicians Network’s Chester office. Smith has a special interest in helping people get well while traveling
  • Dr. Sheila Turbides of JenCare Senior Medical Center. Turbides enjoys helping seniors after being raised by her grandparents.


You can watch NBC12's Digital Dialogues on Facebook Live and on the NBC12 news app and on Roku and Amazon Fire.

This Digital Dialogue came as some areas saw the heat index soar past 100 degrees this week. Some cooler temperatures are expected this weekend, but highs will return to the 90s next week.

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