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Bucks County to Extend Senior Center Hours at Six Facilities in Response to Hazardous Weather Outlook

June 29, 2018

In response to the National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Outlook currently in effect for Bucks County, the Board of Bucks County Commissioners has arranged for three senior centers to open the weekend of June 30-July 1, and for six senior centers to extend hours until 6 p.m. on Monday, July 2 and Tuesday, July 3 as a respite from the dangerous heat and humidity. 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 for help during this period of extreme heat.

Following is the schedule of senior centers available as a respite from hazardous weather conditions during the period of Saturday (June 29) through Tuesday (July 2):

Bristol Borough Area Active Adult Center
301 Wood Street, Bristol, PA 19007
Phone: 215-788-9238
Saturday (June 30) and Sunday (July 1): 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday (July 2) and Tuesday (July 3): 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Bristol Township Senior Center
2501 Bath Rd., Bristol, PA 19007
Phone: 215-785-6322
Saturday (June 30) and Sunday (July 1): 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday (July 2) and Tuesday (July 3): 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Upper Bucks Senior Center
Milford Square Fire Co. Social Hall
2183 Milford Sq. Pike
Quakertown, PA  18951
Phone: 215-536-3066
Sunday (July 1): 2 p.m. – 6p.m.
Monday (July 2) and Tuesday (July 3): 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Bensalem Senior Center
1850 Byberry Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
Phone: 215-638-7720
Monday (July 2) and Tuesday (July 3): 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Central Bucks Senior Center
700 N. Shady Retreat Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215-348-0565
Monday (July 2) and Tuesday (July 3): 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Pennridge Senior Center
146 E. Main St.
Silverdale, PA 18944
Phone:  215-453-7027
Monday (July 2) and Tuesday (July 3): 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

For more information or assistance, please call:

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/healthservices/HealthDepartment/HeatRelatedIllness