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Heat wave has volunteers checking on elderly, others dipping into pools

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Photo: Mel Moore delivering for Meals on Wheels (NEWS CENTER) Photo: Mel Moore delivering for Meals on Wheels (NEWS CENTER)

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Capital Region has hit its third day of 90 degree temperatures, making it a heat wave, and the withering heat is causing rising concern for both young and old.

Volunteers and employees with Meals on Wheels are making sure that their clients are not only receiving nutritious meals, but also to see how they are handling the heat.

On Tuesday NEWS CENTER rode along with Mel Moore who's been delivering meals for four years. 

He told us he is very concerned for his elderly clients without air conditioning, and those who are bedridden.

"We are more than just social workers," said Mel Moore.  "We make sure they are healthy and doing ok."

Moore was also reading informational leaflets to his clients warning them of the signs of overexposure to the heat. He said he has wanted to do this since he was a little boy

"My mom was a nurse, and a friend mentioned it to me and I thought it was a good idea."

And Lansing Pool in Cohoes was the place to be Tuesday afternoon as many parents spent most of the day there trying to beat the heat.

"I actually took my daughter out of camp so she could spend the day at the pool," said Abigail Edmunds.

The pool is open daily until 7 p.m. to serve as a perfect way to escape the sweltering heat.

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