Tuesday, July 6, 2010

County Senior Centers Extend Hours

Because of the extreme heat, some of the senior centers in Allegheny County will remain open longer than their usual hours of operation. Kathleen Burk, spokeswoman for the County Department of Human Services says these centers, designated as “Cooling Islands, will be open into the evening through Thursday July 8.

--Citiparks Homewood Center 7321 Frankstown Road, Homewood, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

--Citiparks South Side "Market House" 12th and Bingham Streets, South Side 8a.m.-7p.m.

--New Image “Sharpsburg” Senior Center, 209 13th Street, Sharpsburg, 8:30 a.m.- 7 p.m.
412-781-1175, ext: 2107

--Highlands “Tarentum” Senior Center, 704 Second Avenue, Tarentum, 8:30 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Burk says all county adults, age sixty and older, are welcome to visit any of the 62 county-funded senior centers during regular hours of operation to socialize and enjoy some activities while taking refuge from the heat. The “Cooling Islands” are available to those who would like to stay at a center later than usual to avoid the discomfort of the extremely warm weather.

A complete list of all Allegheny County senior centers

Department of Human Services tips for keeping cool.

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