Pitt Co. Council on Aging volunteers doing extra during the extreme heat

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – With the heat index value over 100-degrees the last few days, the Pitt County Council on Aging is keeping an eye on the elderly.

Volunteers are not only delivering meals to those in need, they are making sure the elderly have everything from fans to water to stay cool and beat the heat.

Rich Zeck, executive director of the PCCOA, said many seniors live alone, so he finds it important to call and check in on them regularly.

“We want to make sure our seniors are safe and cool, and as comfortable as possible. And we have five senior centers across Pitt County and it can give them a place to go and get some rest from the heat, and give them a cool activity,” said Zeck.

He also noted it was important to check on elderly neighbors to ensure they are drinking enough liquid and staying cool.

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