Cooling Centers Offer Respite From 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, 124 S. Duke St. in York City. The cooling station opened at noon on Wednesday and will open at noon Thursday. The closing time each day will depend on the volume of traffic at the station.

In addition, the following senior centers have extended their hours this week to provide relief from the heat for residents age 60 or older:

  • Dillsburg Senior Activity Center, 1 N. Second St., Dillsburg, open until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday and until 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Phone: 432-2216.
  • Golden Visions Senior Community Center, 250 Fame Avenue, Hanover, open until 6 p.m. the remainder of the week. Phone: 633-5072.
  • Heritage Senior Center, 3700 Davidsburg Road, Dover, open until 5 p.m. the remainder of the week. Phone: 292-7471.
  • Red Land Senior Center, 736 Wyndamere Road, Lewisberry, closes at 4:30 p.m. the remainder of the week. Phone: 938-4649.
  • Stewartstown Senior Center, Broadway & Main Street, Stewartstown, open until 5 p.m. the remainder of the week. Phone: 993-3488.
  • Susquehanna Senior Center, 2427 Craley Road, Wrightsville, open until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, until 9 p.m. Thursday and 5 p.m. Friday. Phone: 244-0340.
  • White Rose Senior Center, 27 South Broad St., York City, closes at 5 p.m. the remainder of the week. Phone: 843-9704.
  • Windy Hill Senior Center, 50 North East Street, Suite 2, Spring Grove, open until 4:30 p.m. or 5 p.m. the rest of the week. Phone: 225-0733.
  • York Community S.E.N.I.O.R.S., 1251 W. King St., West York, will remain open as needed. Interested individuals should contact the center for hours. Phone: 848-4417.

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


Media Contact: Carl Lindquist,

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