Community Action Partnership Cool Centers

June 28, 2017 17:32

County of Riverside Community Action Partnership is coordinating Cool Centers to serve as drop-in sites for vulnerable individuals, seniors, the disabled, and others in need of temporary relief from the heat.

Hot Weather Tips:

  • Drink plenty of water. Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat, or use an umbrella for shade.
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose clothing.
  • Slow down—rest in the shade or a cool place when possible.
  • Never leave a child, elderly, disabled person, or animal alone in a vehicle.
  • Keep shaded areas with fresh water for outdoor animals.
  • Turn on your air conditioner.
  • Check on friends and neighbors who are elderly, have medical conditions, or are at higher risk for problems when it is very hot.
  • If you do not have an air conditioner, use a fan, make sure your windows are open, and visit a cool center.
  • Take a cool shower or bath.
  • When it is hotter than 90˚ ,visit a friend that has air conditioning in their home or a cool place like a mall, a library or a senior center.

You are also at risk if you have certain medical conditions, take medication for high blood pressure, have a mental health condition, have been using drugs or alcohol, or have had a previous heat-related illness.

For Cool Center locations, hours and tips on how to protect yourself from heat related illnesses, please call:

Summer Energy Crisis Hotlines - (888) 636-8676 / TTY or (951) 955-4900 or 2-1-1, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • EMERGENCIES CALL 911

Cool Centers Location in Riverside County


Updated on by Michael Phillips Ii