As temperatures rise, Centers are coolest places in town

As temperatures rise, Centers are coolest places in town
Posted on 06/16/2016

The Redlands Community Center and the City’s Senior Centers are the coolest places in town! As temperatures heat up this weekend, the Joslyn Senior Center, Community Senior Center and the Community Center are cooling down.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for the Inland Empire beginning Sunday, June 19, through Tuesday, June 21. High temperatures of 105 to 113 degrees are predicted for the Inland Empire and High Desert. Heat related illness is likely for those involved in strenuous outdoor activity or those with health conditions that do not have adequate access to air conditioning. If untreated, heat illness events could be fatal.

In addition to providing a place to escape the extreme heat, Redlands Cool Centers offer pleasurable, informative, and enlightening programs in a relaxed and secure environment. People in the community are encouraged to enjoy the day away from their high temperature homes and come down to one of the following facilities:

Joslyn Senior Center

21 Grant St.

Hours of operation: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Redlands Community Senior Center

111 W. Lugonia

Hours of operation: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Redlands Community Center

111 W. Lugonia

Hours of operation: Monday–Friday, 2-9 p.m.; Saturdays 8 a.m..- 5 p.m.
Cool Center activities include: puzzles, cards and games, craft and exercise classes, and more. All activities are free. Discover our regular classes and activities during the day too.

For more information on Recreation activities, please call the centers at (909) 798-7572 or (909) 798-7550.

The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health offers the following advice:

High or unusually hot temperatures can affect one’s health. People are advised to take the necessary precautions to prevent serious health effects such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke by following the tips below.

Stay cool

  • Stay in air-conditioned buildings.
  • Find an air-conditioned Cooling Center open to the public by dialing the United Way’s toll-free resource telephone line at 2-1-1, or online at http://211sb.org/cooling-centers
  • Do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling device.
  • Limit outdoor activity, especially midday when it is the hottest part of the day, and avoid direct sunlight.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Take cool showers or baths to lower your body temperature.
  • Check on at-risk friends, family and neighbors at least twice a day.

Stay hydrated

  • Drink water more than usual and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
  • Drink from two to four cups of water every hour while working
  • Avoid alcohol or liquids containing high amounts of sugar.
  • Make sure your family, friends and neighbors are drinking enough water.

Heat stroke is an emergency. Call 9-1-1.

For more information contact the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health at 1800-782-4264 or visit the National Weather Service Forecast website at http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sgx/ or the California Department of Public Health website: http://www.bepreparedcalifornia.ca.gov/BeInformed/NaturalDisasters/ExtremeHeat/Pages/ExtremeHeat.aspx