EXTREME heat kills more people in Australia than any other natural disaster.
Here in the sunshine state, high temperatures cause the loss of more than 100 lives each year.
Without taking the right steps to protect ourselves and keep our homes cool, extreme heat can lead to heat-related illnesses such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Although heat can impact anyone’s health, people over the age of 65 are at an increased risk.
At Griffith University, researchers for the Ethos project are developing an in-home system to protect older people during extreme heat.
As part of this project, they are conducting a state-wide survey to understand your personal views on heat and health, how you protect yourself during extreme heat and how you use digital technology.
If you are over the age of 75 and living in Queensland, we invite you to complete our 30-minute paper based survey by November 15. By participating, you will go into the draw to win one of five $100 retail vouchers.
If you are interested in being involved, email the research team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the research team on (07) 5552 7903.
For more information about the project and exciting ways to be involved, visit the following website: