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Emeritus at Harbour Pointe Shores launches “Shade Brigade”

OCEAN SHORES — With temperatures rising, many local seniors are finding it hard to stay cool. That’s why Emeritus at Harbour Pointe Shores has launched the Shade Brigade to help area seniors who have immediate needs arising from the recent hot weather.

And they will deliver to Montesano, Elma, McCleary and the Oakville areas.

“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 Marilee Wylet, community relations director for Emeritus at Harbour Pointe Shores.

“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 Marilee Wylet at (360) 289-9663 or

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