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Bucks County to Extend Senior Center Hours at Three County Facilities Thursday, Friday & Saturday, July 20-22

July 19, 2017

In response to the National Weather Service Excessive Heat Warning currently in effect, the Board of Bucks County Commissioners has arranged to extend hours at three senior centers until 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 20 and Friday, July 21 as a respite from the dangerous heat and humidity. In addition, the three senior centers will open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 22. The County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) reminds seniors that extreme hot weather can cause serious heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Though everyone should take precautions, seniors are especially vulnerable to effects from the heat.  The best approach during a heat wave is to remain indoors with an air-conditioner or in a ventilated room with a fan. Unless restricted, drink plenty of water and/or non-alcoholic beverages to prevent dehydration.  Minimize time spent outdoors and stay out of the sun whenever possible.

The public is encouraged to check frequently on elderly neighbors, friends and family members. Symptoms of a possible heat injury include faintness, dizziness, nausea, weakness, and heavy sweating. For more information on symptoms and treatment relating to the elderly, visit the CDC Web site http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/elderlyheat.asp. As with any emergency, call 9-1-1 when necessary. Fans may be available through the AAA for senior residents of Bucks County (age 60+) who do not have a fan or air conditioner. The elderly also may call 267-880-5700 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for help during this period of extreme heat. On Thursday, July 20, and Friday, July 21, the following three (3) senior centers will be open between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and will open Saturday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bristol Borough Active Adult Center
301 Wood Street
Bristol, PA 19007

Bristol Township Senior Center
2501 Bath Rd.
Bristol, PA 19007
Phone:  215-785-6322

Morrisville Senior ServiceCenter
31 E. Cleveland Ave.
Morrisville, PA 19067
Phone:  215-295-0567

For more information or assistance, please call:

The Bucks County Area Agency on Aging
30 E. Oakland Ave., Doylestown, Pa. 18901
Phone:  267-880-5700. (M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

General information on preventing heat-related injuries also is available through the Bucks County Health Department information pages at: http://www.buckscounty.org/government/departments/HumanServices/HealthDepartment/HeatRelatedIllness.aspx