Cool Centers opening this week as temperatures predicted to rise in Riverside County

With temperatures expected to rise as summer approaches, health officials are opening dozens of cooling centers across Riverside County as a way to protect residents from excessive heat.

Locations in the area include the Kay Cericeros Senior Center located at 29995 Evans Road in Menifee which will be open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday and Menifee/Sun City Concern, Inc. will be open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and as needed on Saturday and Sunday.

In Lake Elsinore, the Lakeview Chapel located at 32700 Mission Trail will be open Tuesday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and for seniors, the Lake Elsinore Senior Center located at 420 E. Lakeshore Drive will be open Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

In Temecula, the Mary Phillips Senior Center at 41845 6th Street will be open Monday – Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Murrieta Senior Center located at 41717 Juniper Street will be open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday.

The centers are available at no cost and provide a break from the sometimes triple-digit temperatures that can bake the region. The National Weather Service is predicting 100-plus degree temperatures in some portions of Riverside County this week.

“As the weather grows hotter in the summer months, it is critical that we provide residents with protection from the excessive heat. We understand that not all of our neighbors may have access to cooler conditions, so we are glad to offer this option for the safety of residents and visitors throughout Riverside County,” said Brenda Salas Freeman, executive director of the Community Action Partnership of Riverside County.

High temperatures can be hazardous for many people, especially for the elderly and those with medical conditions. Heat-related injuries such as heatstroke, an illness that occurs when the body can no longer regulate its temperature, can strike fast and pose life-threatening consequences.

The cool centers are coordinated by the Community Action Partnership of Riverside County, in conjunction with the health department, and are located in local libraries, senior and community centers. Light refreshments and water will be available at some locations.

For a complete list of cooling center locations, visit www.rivcohealthdata.org/home/index.php/cool-center.

One Response to "Cool Centers opening this week as temperatures predicted to rise in Riverside County"

  1. Kenneth Mayes   June 18, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Lakeview Chapel at 32700 Mission Trail while having a Lake Elsinore mailing address because city officials could care less is actually in the City of Wildomar.

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