BERLIN, Connecticut, August 17, 2009 – When outdoor temperatures rise above 90 degrees, the human body may have trouble cooling itself properly if a person is elderly, very young or prone to heat-related illnesses. Through a new educational program called “Cool Seniors,” The Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) is helping its customers understand how hot weather affects them and to know the warning signs when someone is struggling with heat stress.
"It's very important that people understand how to keep themselves cool and safely avoid the potentially life-threatening effects of heat stress," said John Ferrantino, director, Customer Solutions, CL&P. "We’re encouraging our customers to contact us and take advantage of the opportunity to learn more, in a face to face setting."
Through the Cool Seniors program, CL&P is offering senior centers and other community groups the opportunity to have company representatives speak and answer questions on heat stress and other energy-related topics, such as energy efficiency, electrical safety and budgeting. The program also includes interactive activities and a new informational brochure with tips for beating the heat.
To schedule a speaker or to obtain Cool Seniors brochures, call 203-270-5946. To view the brochure online, visit www.cl-p.com.
CL&P also reminds customers that when the weather gets hot: