Keep cool this summer

The local ambulance committee gives us some valuable tips, due to the recent spate of record breaking high temperatures.

The Queensland Ambulance Service has issued a plea to people to stay hydrated and keep out of the hot sun. Accordingly, to assist people in dealing with the hot weather, the Cooloola Coast Local Ambulance Committee has again arranged for the distribution of Heat Stress Flyers to various outlets in Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach, as well as both libraries.

The flyers are free and offer some very helpful hints on how to prevent and deal with heat-related illness for seniors, babies and children. Practical measures such as drinking small amounts of water every 15-20 minutes, wearing lightweight clothing and avoiding strenuous activity are some of the suggestions. So please pick up a flyer and keep cool this summer.

As mentioned in a previous article, we are commencing bingo sessions in Rainbow Beach. The first session will be held on Monday, February 5 at the Rainbow Beach Community Hall starting at 9.30am.

If successful, bingo will continue to be offered on the first Monday of each month. Of course, the long running weekly bingo session will still be held every Thursday morning at 9.30am at the Tin Can Bay Country Club.

The bingo sessions are a major part of our fundraising activities with all proceeds going to support the local ambulance service. So get some friends together and come along for a fun morning.

Cheryl Zunic – Treasurer, phone: 54868070