Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced today that three City senior centers will keep their doors open until 7 p.m., July 16-18, to help seniors battle extreme temperatures.
"It is our goal to provide a fun and cool environment for our most at-risk citizens during dangerous heat waves," Mayor Ravenstahl said. "I encourage our seniors to stay safe and cool at one of these cooling stations."
Refreshments and light meals will be provided during the extended hours. In addition to games hosted by activity directors, seniors can enjoy a game of pool, access the Internet, or utilize exercise equipment.
When "real feel" temperatures reach 90 degrees or more, as reported by the National Weather Service, particular senior centers extend their hours of operation from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
"Real feel" temperature measures a combination of temperature and humidity.
Residents are encouraged to call the Mayor's 311 Response Line for questions regarding the extended hours of operation and to obtain information on recreational programming available for seniors.
South Side - 12th Street & Bingham Street
Homewood - 7321 Frankstown Avenue
Sheraden - 720 Sherwood Avenue
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Office of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl
512 City County Building | 414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
telephone: 412-255-2626 | facsimile: 412-255-2687