June 10, 2008 |

South Side city senior center will extend hours for summer

In order to help seniors battle extreme temperatures, two city senior centers will keep their doors open until 7 p.m. this summer.

When “real feel” temperatures reach 90 degrees or more, as reported by the National Weather Service, the South Side, 12th and Bingham streets, and Homewood, 7321 Frankstown Avenue, senior centers will extend their hours of operation.

“It is our goal to provide a fun and cool environment for our most at-risk citizens during dangerous heat waves,” Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said. “I encourage our seniors to stay safe and cool this summer at one of these cooling stations.”

Refreshments and light meals will be provided during the extended hours. In addition to games hosted by activity directors, seniors can enjoy a game of pool, access the Internet, or utilize exercise equipment.

“Real feel” temperature measures a combination of temperature and humidity.

Residents are encouraged to call the Mayor's 311 Response Line for questions regarding the extended hours of operation and to obtain information on recreational programming available for seniors.

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