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Cooling Stations Open this Weekend

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Due to this weekend’s forecasted heat, Community Services and Parks Department will be opening its community centers to serve as cooling stations for seniors in addition to regularly scheduled programming.

The City of Glendale is highly encouraging seniors, who do not have a cool place to be during the hottest time of the day, to come by our facilities to cool off, make new friends, relax, and avoid hot temperatures. Facilities are equipped with board and card games, television, and provide iced water for their visitors.

If you plan to be outdoors, please take precautions to protect yourself from the sun and heat:
Avoid the sun from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm when the burning rays are strongest
Reduce physical activity
Wear a wide-brimmed hat and light colored lightweight, loose-fitting clothes when you are outdoors
Avoid hot, heavy meals that include proteins
Set your air conditioner between 75° to 80° or visit a public air conditioned facility
Drink plenty of fluids even if you are not thirsty. Avoid alcohol and caffeine
Use sun screen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 if you need to be in the sun
Stay in shade whenever working outdoors
Don’t forget about your pets, they need plenty of water and shade

Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, rapid heartbeat, muscle cramps and increased thirst. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention or call 911.

LOCATIONS & HOURS:
Sparr Heights Community Center
1613 Glencoe Way
(818) 548-2187
Friday and Saturday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Adult Recreation Center
201 E. Colorado
(818) 548-3775
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Pacific Community Center
501 South Pacific Avenue
(818) 548-4098
Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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