The Shade Brigade going around Lafayette to bring hydration to elderly citizens

Photo by KADN staff

Shade Brigade complete with staff from Emeritus at Lafayette; nationwide movement with Emeritus

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 2:50pm

With summer heating up, an effort is underway to assist those who are among the most susceptible to it's dangers.  Emeritus at Lafayette is deploying it's Shade Brigade to help local seniors weather the high temperatures in coming weeks.  The Shade Brigade is staff from Emeritus, and they're making home visits to bring care packages full of water, popsicles, fruit and juice to those in need.

"The elderly seems to get busy, and they forget to drink and their body needs it.  They need the hydration their lips can start chapping red, it's just that you can get so weak," says Kathie Zimmermann, Executive Director at Emeritus at Lafayette.

The Shade Brigade makes home visits to the elderly throughout Lafayette parish.  If you know a local senior who could use the extra care call Emeritus at Lafayette, (337) 993-0077.


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