Emeritus at Alhambra Launches the"Shade Brigade"-A Community Outreach Effort to Help Area Seniors Stay Cool


Emeritus @ Alhambra

1E Commonwealth Ave
Alhambra , CA 91801 United States

           Alhambra, California – With temperatures rising, many local seniors are finding it hard to stay cool. That’s why Emeritus @Alhambra has launched the Shade Brigade to help area seniors who have immediate needs arising from the recent hot weather. 

          “Summer’s heat can be more than simply unpleasant. It can be deadly. And seniors are more susceptible to heat stroke than younger people,” says Marie Harris, executive director for Emeritus @ Alhambra. “Because dehydration is more common – and more dangerous – in hot weather, we’re delivering coolers full of water, popsicles, juice, fruit and safety tips on how to stay healthy during hot weather. We’re also ensuring seniors are safe in their homes and providing resources if they need help in staying cool.”

            The Shade Brigade is being launched in communities across the nation as part of Emeritus Senior Living’s “Safely Somewhere” program, ensuring that no matter where a senior lives, they are safe and living a purposeful life. The company’s goal is to reach out to more than 5,000 seniors during the summer months.          

           If you know of a senior in need, please contact Katherine Yu, Community Relations Director at 626-289-3871 or Alhambra-CRD@emeritus.com.

About Emeritus Senior Living

Emeritus at Alhambra is part of Emeritus Senior Living, the nation’s largest memory care and assisted living provider, with the ability to serve nearly 50,000 residents. More than 30,000 employees support more than 480 communities throughout 45 states coast to coast. Emeritus offers the spectrum of senior residential choices, care options and life enrichment programs that fulfill individual needs and promote purposeful living throughout the aging process. Its experts provide insights on senior living, care, wellness, brain health, caregiving and family topics at www.Emeritus.com, which also offers details on the organization’s services. Emeritus is based in Seattle, Wash.; its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ESC.

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