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Council on Aging

Posted on: August 4, 2022

Hot Weather Shelters - Cameron Center and J.V. Fletcher Library

With the temperatures forecast to be at or around 100F on Thursday we would like to remind residents who need to escape the heat that there are two public buildings with air conditioning available:

  • The Cameron Senior Center, 20 Pleasant Street. Open from 8AM to 8PM
  • The J. V. Fletcher Library, 50 Main Street. Open from 10AM to 9PM

Here are some tips to follow during hot, humid weather: 

• Slow down, avoid strenuous activity. Do not try to do too much on a hot day. 
• Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing. Light colors will reflect heat and sunlight and help maintain normal body temperature. Protect your face with a wide-brimmed hat.
• Drink plenty of water regularly and often, even if you do not feel thirsty. 
• Limit intake of alcoholic beverages. They can actually dehydrate your body. 
• Eat well-balanced, light, regular meals. Avoid high protein foods that increase metabolic heat. 
• Stay indoors as much as possible. 
• If you do not have air conditioning, stay on your lowest floor, out of the sun. Electric fans do not cool the air, but they do help evaporate sweat, which cools your body. 
• Go to a place where you can get relief from the heat, such as air conditioned schools, libraries, theaters and other community facilities that may offer refuge during the warmest times of the day. 
• Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun with drapes, shades, awnings or louvers. Outdoor awnings or louvers can reduce the heat that enters a home by up to 80%. 
• Avoid too much sunshine. Sunburn slows the skin’s ability to cool itself. If you are outside, use sunscreen lotion with a high SPF (Sun Protection Factor) rating. 
• Never leave children or pets alone in a closed vehicle. 
• Check on family, friends and neighbors.

If you require assistance due to the heat please call the dispatchers at 978-399-2345.

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