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Meals on Wheels helps seniors in the heat

DELHI TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

The summer time heat is especially hard on the elderly. Nearly 50 percent of heat stroke deaths are over the age of 65.

That's why Meals on Wheels in Cincinnati is doing more than just delivering food to its clients.

"We check to see if they have air, we check to see if they are okay, if they're talking normal, if they are acting normal," says Candice Mason.

Mason brings seven meals a week to senior citizens at Delhi Estates in Delhi Township.

Alberta Walls, 75, is not a fan of the hot weather and likes to keep the AC on and a good book in hand.

"I don't like it, I generally stay in house until about 6 or 7," says Walls.

Gayle Mueller, 68, also stays indoors and not out shopping at the store.

"I was out there for only maybe fifteen minutes and I became light headed and developed a head ache," says Mueller.

It's why people like Mason are so important during this current heat wave.

"It's a good feeling to know that there's people concerned about us," says Mueller.

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