Cooling centers opened for seniors to escape heat - WNEM TV 5

Cooling centers opened for seniors to escape heat

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BAY CITY, MI (WNEM) -

The heat wave broiling Mid-Michigan is especially dangerous for Senior Citizens. Some cooling centers have been set up across the region for seniors.

The Bay County Division on Aging opened the Riverside Friendship Center in Bay City's Veterans Park to those 60 years and older. The Hampton Happy Hearts Center in Bay County's Essexville will be open until six for people to beat the heat.   For many older  folks, the cooling centers are a Godsend

Some  ladies were busy quilting at the Riverside Friendship Center this morning when WNEM asked them about their regular meeting place being turned into a cooling center.  Lorraine Fodo told us "well, I think it's good...it's a good place to come."

Mona Spiekerman also is all for the center being a cooling center. "It is fantastic...and it gives them a chance to get out and visit with everybody. And that's what we need, is to mix with other people, not just stay locked in the house."

 In Midland, you can go to the following web page to find out how long senior centers will be open:  http://www.seniorservicesmidland.org/index_files/Page2405.htm   

In Saginaw County the Eleanor Frank center will be open until seven p.m. on Schust, also Marie Davis  on 22nd street until five PM

For cooling centers in Bay County, visit this site: http://www.baycounty-mi.gov/DOA/SeniorDiningCenters.aspx

 In Genesee County check the following web link for info on senior centers: http://www.coaweb.com/members                 

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