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How to beat the heat

What is a cooling center?

A cooling center is an air-conditioned public space set up by local authorities to temporarily deal with the health effects of a heat wave. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How can I find one in MetroWest Massachusetts?

  • Call 2-1-1 or 877-211-6277
  • You can also contact your city or town hall or your local senior center to inquire.

What are some other suggestions to beat the heat in an unexpected heatwave?

  • Head to a close by restaurant and grab lunch/dinner and lots of water. If  you are an older adult, let the restaurant staff know that you are escaping the heat wave, so that they do not rush you. 
  • You can also go to a nearby grocery store that also has a café with a seated area. This way you can escape the heat for an hour or so and then grab needed groceries and water! 
  • You can also head to a mall and get some exercise in the AC by walking around orjust find a bench and relax for a bit!

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The BayPath Family Caregiver Support Program and CaregivingMetroWest.org has been made possible by funding from the Older Americans Act as granted by Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Participants may make a voluntary donation toward the cost of this federally funded service. Click here for more information.

CaregivingMetroWest.org was originally made possible, in part, by generous grants from the MetroWest Health Foundation. Additional funding support was graciously donated by Avidia Bank from 2018 – 2021.

Thank you, MetroWest Health Foundation and Avidia Bank, for enabling BayPath Elder Services to provide support and resources to family caregivers.