Hot weather is being predicted for much of this summer. Temperatures are expected to go above 100 degrees in parts of the desert, mountains, and the San Gabriel Valley areas of Southern California.
The Azusa Senior Center at 740 N. Dalton, Azusa City Library at 729 N. Dalton and Memorial Park at 320 N. Orange were officially declared “Cooling Centers” by the Azusa City Council. The summer plan will be coordinated through the Recreation and Family Services Department of the City with two main objectives: to provide a place to cool off when the temperature rises to 100 degrees Fahrenheit or above, and to provide all persons with water to prevent dehydration, heat stroke and the onset of hyperthermia.
At the Azusa Library, you can catch up on the latest novel or read that magazine article you have been putting off. The Senior Center has a limited library and offers the latest movies shown on their big screen TV in air-conditioned comfort.
The Senior Center will be open and staffed from 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. on Friday’s. The Senior Center will be closed on Saturday’s; however just across the street the City Library will be open. The Center will open on Sunday’s from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and even later upon staff discretion of temperature.
The Memorial Park gymnasium is staffed Monday through Thursday from 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. and on Friday’s from 1:00 to 6:00 P.M. On Saturday’s and Sunday’s the hours of operation during a 100 degree Fahrenheit or above day will be from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. (or later at the discretion of staff based on weather conditions).
Memorial Park recently installed a $135,000 heating and air conditioning system.
The Library “Cooling Center” will operate during the regular Azusa Library hours, which are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M., Thursday from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., and Friday and Saturday from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
In conjunction with the Office of Emergency Management, additional hours of operation may be assigned based on weather conditions going above 100 degrees Fahrenheit on an as needed basis.
For more information, please call the Azusa Senior Center at 812-5301.
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