Look After Others During Excess Heat

August 22, 2023

This week’s extreme summer temperatures require extra care and attention by and for older adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourage that family, friends and neighbors check on older adults in your life and/or vicinity twice a day to ensure they’re drinking enough water, are keeping cool, plus check for signs of heat stress. Also ensure that pets are kept in cool temps, shade and have plenty of water available. Click here for information about the impact of heat stress on older adults and people living with chronic health conditions, and things to do to stay safe.

Regional cooling centers are open if needed and this list will be updated as more information becomes available.

Montgomery County:

Dayton’s three recreations center are open 6am-9pm Monday thru Friday as cooling centers:

Greater Dayton Recreation Center – 2021 West Third Street
Lohrey Recreation Center – 2366 Glenarm Avenue
Northwest Recreation Center – 1600 Princeton Drive

Dayton also offers multiple splash pads across the city free and open from noon to 8 p.m.:

Fairview Park- 2262 Elsmore Avenue
Five Oaks Spray Park- 329 Five Oaks Avenue
Mallory Park- 3037 Germantown Street
McIntosh Park- 882 West Riverview Avenue
Stuart Patterson Spray Park- 238 Baltimore Street
Walnut Hills Spray Park- 2340 Block of Wayne Avenue
Washington Park- 3620 East Second Street

Clark County:

The Salvation Army, 15 S. Plum St., Springfield

Victory Faith Center, 424 S Fountain Ave, Springfield

All branches of the Clark County Public Libraries (click here for locations and hours)

The Ohio Department of Aging provides information on emergency preparedness in case of storms as well. Click here for information on preparation and Staying Connected Services.

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