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Cooling Stations Offer A Break From The Heat

The York County Commissioners, through the York County Office of Emergency Management and Area Agency on Aging, today announced the opening of cooling stations for York County residents.

The general public can go to the Salvation Army, 114 S. Duke St. in York City. The cooling center will be open from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It will be operated by Salvation Army staff.

In addition, many local senior centers are providing extended hours this week to provide relief from the heat for residents age 60 or older. Locations and hours of operation are listed below:

  • Delta Senior Center, 5 Pendyrus Street, Suite 1, Delta. Open until 7 p.m. if needed Monday through Thursday, and until 5 p.m. on Friday
  • Dillsburg Senior Activity Center, 1 N.Second Street, Dillsburg. Open until 4:30 p.m. all week, additional hours if needed
  • Golden Visions Senior Center, 250 Fame Ave, Suite 125, Hanover. Open until 5:30 p.m. all week.
  • Heritage Senior Center, 3700 Davidsburg Road, Dover. Open until 3 p.m. all week.
  • Red Land Senior Center, 736 Wyndamere Road, Lewisberry. Open until 3 p.m. all week (normal hours)
  • Stewartstown Senior Center, 26 South Main Street, Stewartstown. Open until 5 p.m. all week.
  • Susquehanna Area Senior Center, 2427 Craley Road, Wrightsville. Open until 5 p.m. all week
  • White Rose Senior Center, 27 South Broad Street, York. Open until 4 p.m. all week, later if needed on Monday and Tuesday
  • Windy Hill, Senior Center, 50 North East Street, Suite 2, Spring Grove. Open until 4:30 p.m. all week
  • York Community S.E.N.I.O.R.S., 1251 West King Street, York. Open as needed all week

The Commissioners offer the following tips to beat the heat:

  • Abstain from outdoor activities. If you must be outdoors wear light-colored, lightweight clothing and stay in the shade or under awnings as much as possible.
  • Drink plenty of water. Avoid caffeine and alcoholic beverages.
  • Do not leave children, senior citizens, those with special needs or pets alone in vehicles.
  • Keep rooms well-ventilated with air conditioners and fans. Keep your windows open if you don't have a fan or air conditioner.
  • Cool down with periodic cool baths or showers.
  • Make a special effort to check on your neighbors during a heat wave, especially if they are seniors, people with special needs or live alone.
  • Take advantage of cooling centers, public pools and air-conditioned stores and malls.
  • Seek help immediately if you feel the onset of heat-related illnesses