It wasn't so much a park as a ghost town. No one on Lafortune's playground. One middle-aged guy jogging. And the hope of trying to find a senior citizen outside seeming pretty hopeless.
"No senior citizen in their right mind would be out in this weather," said one woman.
Exactly, so we had to settle for a teeny bopper named Darlene.
"I'm 17 in my heart, everybody always knows, cause I've always told I remember how I felt when I was 17 marching in the bad, and that's how I feel today," said 71 year-old Darlene.
The reason why she's out here is the dapper looking dude named Tuck.
"He had to do his business, and you don't put that on TV either," she laughed.
All right, we won't, we'll just cut to a shot of a water pump, which coincidentally brings up how she stays hydrated in all this heat.
"I drink water, I mean that is what I drink. I don't drink sprite, coke, anything else. I don't even like anything except sprite, but I drink water I've got three bottles in the car right now," she said.
"Ultimately, water is the best thing to hydrate with," said Chris Clark, a nurse with Brighstar, a company who helps seniors live independently through home visits. Signs of hydration she looks for?
"Some of those signs would be we'd look at their skin and the elasticity of it, are they sweating, are they not sweating, because both of those could be issues," she said.
Fortunately, Darlene and Tuck were out here just briefly, not that Darlene is a complainer.
"Yeah, it's hot, but this is Oklahoma, and I'm 71, lived here for 71 years," she said.
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