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Cooling Stations Open For Seniors

The York County Area Agency on Aging announced that the following senior centers are offering extended hours on Thursday and Friday to provide relief from the heat for residents age 60 or older:

  • Dillsburg Senior Activity Center, 1 N. Second St., Dillsburg, open until 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Phone: 432-2216.
  • Golden Visions Senior Community Center, 250 Fame Avenue, Hanover, open until 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Phone: 633-5072
  • Windy Hill Senior Center, 50 North East Street, Suite 2, Spring Grove, open until 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Phone: 225-0733.
  • York Community S.E.N.I.O.R.S., 1251 W. King St., West York, will remain open extended hours as needed Thursday and Friday. Interested individuals should contact the center for hours. Phone: 848-4417.
  • Delta Senior Center, 5 Pendyrus Street, Delta, open until 6 p.m. today and 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Phone: 456-5753.
  • Susquehanna Senior Center, 2427 Craley Road, Wrightsville, open until 8 p.m. today and 4 p.m. on Friday. Phone: 244-0340.
  • Red Land Senior Center, 736 Wyndamere Road, Lewisberry, open until 4 p.m. today and Friday. Phone: 938-4649.
  • Heritage Senior Center, 3700 Davidsburg Road, Dover, open until 5 p.m. today and Friday. Phone: 292-7471.

The York County Area Agency on Aging and the York County Commissioners offer the following tips to help combat high temperatures:

  • 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

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Media Contact: Carl Lindquist, ycpio@YorkCountyPa.gov

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