Seniors, people with disabilities at risk in high heat

July 9, 2014

Today's hot, dry weather can put elders and people with disabilities at risk of dehydration and heat-related illness. Please pay close attention to your friends and neighbors this week.

Seniors and those with disabilities should:

  • Drink more water. Don’t wait until you are thirsty.
  • Buddy up! Check on a friend and have them do the same for you.
  • Schedule tasks to avoid midday heat.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • If you have to use a fan, don't set it up to blow directly on you. Instead, use it to create cross ventilation in your home.
  • Spray or sponge yourself with cool water.
  • Try not to use your stove and oven.

Cools spaces for seniors: Air-conditioned spaces for older adults and people with disabilities


NORTHEAST:

Hollywood District Senior Center Services

1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 97212

503-288-8303

Monday–Friday

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

NORTHWEST:

Friendly House District Senior Center Services

1737 N.W. 26th Ave., Portland, 97210

503-224-2640

Monday–Friday

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SOUTHWEST:

Neighborhood House District Senior Center Services

7688 S.W. Capitol Hwy., Portland, 97219

503-244-5204

Monday–Friday

9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

SOUTHWEST:

Elm Court, Meals on Wheels

1032 S.W. Main St., Portland, 97205

503-295-0044

Monday–Friday

8:30 a.m. –3:30 p.m.;

Sat. and Sun.  

10:0 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

SOUTHEAST:

Impact NW District Senior Center Services

4610 S.E. Belmont St., Portland, 97215

503-988-6300

Monday–Friday

7:30 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

MID-COUNTY:

IRCO District Senior Center Services

10615 S.E. Cherry Blossom Drive, Portland, 97236  

503-988-5480

Monday–Friday

8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

EAST COUNTY:

Multnomah County East Building, Meals on Wheels

600 N.E. 8th St, Rm 10  

503-988-3840

Monday–Friday  

8:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.

Questions? Call Multnomah County Aging & Disability Services at 503-988-3646 or TTY at 503-988-3683 or online at http://multco.us/ads.

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