Cooling Stations Open this Weekend

August 11, 2015

Cooling Stations Open this Weekend

Post Date:08/11/2015 4:45 PM

For Immediate Release

August 11, 2015

 

Media Contact: 

Thomas R. Lorenz, Director of Communications & Community Relations

818-548-4844 (office) 

818-535-1958 (cell) 

tlorenz@glendaleca.gov

 

Tamar Sadd, Community Outreach Assistant 

tsadd@glendaleca.gov  

 

 

 

Cooling Stations

  

 

Glendale, CA - Southern California is expecting very high temperatures this weekend and the City of Glendale Community Services and Parks Department wants to remind residents it offers cooling stations to help beat the heat.

 

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, have lunch, and avoid hot temperatures. Both the Sparr Heights Community Center and Adult Recreation Center 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 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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°. If you don’t have air-conditioning take a cool shower twice a day and 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:

 

Adult Recreation Center

201 E. Colorado 

(818) 548-3775

Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

Sparr Heights Community Center

1613 Glencoe Way

(818) 548-2188

Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

To view a listing of Cooling Stations throughout Los Angeles County, please click here.

 

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