Cool off at these Worcester (open-to-the-public!) hot spots!

Public info:

The City of Worcester is providing cooling centers for folks who want to escape the humid, 90-degree weather and don’t have ac at home. Feel free to visit and hang out at:

The Worcester Senior Center
128 Providence Street
Wednesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free transportation to the cooling center is available by the Worcester Regional Transit Authority by calling (508) 752-9283

Worcester Public Libraries:
Main Library
3 Salem Square
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Frances Perkins Branch
470 West Boylston Street
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 1 – 9 p.m.

Great Brook Valley Branch
89 Tacoma Street
Wednesday: 2 – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 2 – 5 p.m.

And the City of Worcester has these tips for all of us:

• Never leave infants, children, animals/pets or the frail elderly unattended in a parked car.

• Drink plenty of fluids. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty.

• Dress in lightweight, loose-fitting clothing. Use a hat and sunscreen as needed.

• Drink fruit juice or a sports beverage to replace salts and minerals lost during heavy sweating. (If a client/resident is on a low-sodium diet, check with his/her physician first.)

• During the hottest parts of the day, keep physical activities to a minimum and stay indoors in air-conditioning and out of the sun.

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