Cooling Centers Offer Relief from Heat

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To provide relief from the heat for the elderly and others who face heat-related health difficulties and stress, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will open cooling centers throughout Los Angeles County, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.  A list of the location and times of operation of the 55 cooling stations in Los Angeles County  can be accessed at or by dialing 2-1-1.

Local stations include Glendale Parks and Recreation Community Svcs, (818) 548-3775, 201 E. Colorado Blvd. 91205 Monday through Thursday  8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and  Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sparr Heights Community Center, (818) 548-2188, 1613 Glencoe Way. 91208. Monday and Tuesday from 8  a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps, and increased thirst.  The Department of Public Health recommends several ways to manage the heat:

  1. Never leave children, elderly people, or pets alone in a parked vehicle.
  2. Wear light, loose fitting clothing to stay cool
  3. Drink water often.  Avoid drinking alcohol.
  4. Check on those in your neighborhood who have limited mobility.
  5. Stay in an air-conditioned area during peak heat hours such as a mall, park, or library.
  6. Avoid unnecessary sun exposure. When in the sun, wear a hat, preferably with a wide brim.
  7. Don’t exercise vigorously outside during the hottest hours of the day.


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