Area Cooling Centers Opened For Older Adults 7-06-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Area Cooling Centers Opened For Older Adults 7-06-2010

GENESEE COUNTY, Mich.Extreme heat will take its toll and everyone is at risk when temperatures rise above 90 degrees.
The elderly and the very young are most susceptible to heat and heat-related illnesses.
The Mid-Michigan region will most likely have many days of sweltering conditions ahead.
A heat advisory remains in effect Tuesday for the region, where temperatures are expected in the mid-90s for the third consecutive day.
The Valley Area Agency on Aging is urging people to beat the heat by taking steps to protect themselves and loved ones from extreme temperatures.
If you don’t have air conditioning on a day when the temperature is 90 degrees or above, don’t stay at home, go to a cooling center to protect yourself and your family.
“Older adults who live alone and in older homes without air-conditioning are among those most at risk," said Kathryn Boles, executive director of VAAA. "Check on your elderly neighbors and family members to ensure they are staying hydrated and cool. Offer to take them to an air-conditioned building such as a local designated cooling center, shopping center, library, churches or senior centers.”
Area cooling centers in Genesee County include: Burton Senior Center, Brennan Community Center, Carman-Ainsworth Senior Center, Clio Senior Center, Davison-Richfield Senior Center, Eastside Senior Center, Flushing Senior Center, Grand Blanc Senior Center, Hasselbring Community Center, Krapohl Senior Center, Loose Senior Center, Montrose Senior Center, Pierce Senior Center and Swartz Creek Senior Center.
Area cooling centers in Lapeer County include: Lapeer Senior Center and Lamb-Steele Memorial Center.
Area cooling centers in Shiawassee County include: Durand Senior Center, Morrice Senior Center and Owosso Senior Center.
Area churches may be used as cooling centers as well.
Please call your community senior center for hours of operation. For more information on extreme heat or cooling centers, call the American Red Cross Genesee-Lapeer Chapter at 810-232-1401.
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