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Initiative to Keep Kids, Pets from Overheated Cars Kicks Off

Initiative to Keep Kids, Pets from Overheated Cars Kicks Off

The City of Henderson will launch its “Check Your Seats in the Heat” campaign at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Henderson Chevrolet, 240 N. Gibson Rd.

The campaign is a grassroots effort to remind motorists of the dangers of leaving children, the elderly and pets in a hot car. 

No one thinks they could ever leave their child unattended in a hot car. But even the most responsible parent can suffer a momentary lapse in memory and forget their child sleeping in the back seat. Even with the windows partially down, the temperature inside a parked vehicle can reach 125 degrees in just minutes.

Kids, the elderly, and pets are more sensitive to the heat and can suffer heat stroke and death within minutes. Nationally, about 38 children die every year due to being left in a hot car. 

The campaign will feature posters placed in Henderson businesses, and volunteers will distribute red “reminder” ribbons that drivers can tie to their steering wheel.

Medicare Experts Offer Help for Seniors

Medicare Experts Offer Help for Seniors

Experts from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are in Southern Nevada on Friday to answer questions connected to the contract termination of doctor group Health Care Partners by insurer Health Plan of Nevada.

The healthcare plan will end in September. The experts will offer information on what the termination means for people who saw Health Care Partners doctors on an HPN plan. Experts from the center's regional office will be at the Henderson Senior Center, 300 S Racetrack Rd, from 9:30 am to noon, and at the Boulder City Senior Center, 813 Arizona Street, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. The sessions are free and open to the public.