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The heat index in Baltimore today is supposed to be around 105 degrees. That’s waaaayyyyy too hot for anyone, especially senior citizens.

On these hot summer days, it’s important that you drink plenty of water, reduce outside activities and stay in air conditioned places, never leave kids and/or pets in closed vehicles, check on senior citizens and watch for signs of heat exhaustion..

To help keep cool, there are several places that will be open for senior citizens to stay cool.

The Mayor’s Office of ‘Human Services Community Action Partnership’ will open the following “Cooling Centers” today from 8:30am to 4:30pm for senior citizens.

  • Northern Community Action Partnership Center, 5225 York Road
  • Southern Community Action Partnership Center, 60 Cherry Hill Road (inside the shopping center, second floor)
  • Northwest Community Action Partnership Center, 3939 Reisterstown Road
  • Southeastern Community Action Partnership Center, 3411 Bank St.
  • Eastern Community Action Partnership Center, 1400 E. Federal St.

The Health Department will open these centers below from 9am to 7pm for senior citizens.

  • Waxter Center for Senior Citizens: 1000 Cathedral St.
  • Oliver Center: 1700 Gay St.
  • Sandtown-Winchester Senior Center: 1601 N. Baker St.
  • Hatton Center: 2825 Fait Ave.
  • John Booth: 2601 E. Baltimore St.
  • Zeta Center: 4501 Reisterstown Road