|Senior Center offers heat relief|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Tuesday, 16 July 2013 09:56|
The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., will have extended hours and days of service at the Wood County Senior Center in Bowling Green today through Saturday due to the expected high heat and humidity.
Hours of service will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Saturday. Regular programs and services will be maintained.
Additional hours are scheduled for Friday evening, until 7, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with lunch offered from noon to 1 p.m. A $2 donation is suggested for those 60 and over. There is a $5 charge for those under age 60. Dinner also will be available. A $4 donation is suggested for those 60 and over. There is a $7 dinner charge for those under age 60.
This service is targeted to the older adults and those who might not have adequate cooling in their homes. Those in need of relief from the heat are encouraged to drop in. Games, movies, books and newspapers will be available.
To stay safe in the extreme heat, experts recommend rescheduling strenuous outdoor work to early morning or evening. Those who must work outside are advised to take frequent breaks and drink water frequently, even when not thirsty. Remember to check on elderly friends and neighbors, especially those without air conditioning.
Reservations are needed for evening meals for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (by 2 p.m. the date of the reservation) and for the Saturday meals. Call (419) 353-5661 or 1-800-367-4935 for reservations.
As a reminder, all six of the county's satellite senior center locations are also available for cooling during their regularly scheduled hours:
â€¢Â Â Â North Baltimore Area Senior Center at (419) 257-3306, 514 W. Water St., North Baltimore. Open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
â€¢Â Â Â Northeast Area Senior Center at (419) 260-3228, 705 N. Main St., Walbridge. Open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
â€¢Â Â Â Pemberville Area Senior Center at (419) 287-4109, 220 Cedar St., Pemberville. Open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
â€¢Â Â Â Perrysburg Area Senior Center at (419) 874-0847, 140 W. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg Open Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
â€¢Â Â Â Rossford Area Senior Center at (419) 666-8494, 400 Dixie Highway, Rossford. Open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
â€¢Â Â Â Wayne Area Senior Center at (419) 288-2896, 202 E. Main St., Wayne. Open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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