Detroit Area Agency on Aging helps seniors during extreme summer heat

Cooling Centers Help Beat the Heat

By Peter Neumann

Cooling Centers Help Beat the Heat

July 18, 2013 Updated Jul 18, 2013 at 12:35 PM EDT

DETROIT, Mi. (My TV20 News at 10) --- During the summer heat wave reaching extreme temperatures this week, Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) is helping the thousands of senior citizens it serves—the most vulnerable population during this weather emergency.

Working in partnership with the Detroit Recreation Department and the Detroit Public Library, several cooling centers are available.

For cooling centers located in your area please select from the following list:

Detroit Recreation Centers
Crowell Community Center
16630 Lahser
Detroit, MI 48219
313.628.2047
M-F 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Patton Community Center
2301 Woodmere
Detroit, MI 48209
313.628.2000
M-F 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Farwell Center
2781 E. Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48234
313.628.2028
M-F 11.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Detroit Public Library’s
For zip codes ending in 05, 15, 24, 25, 30, 36
Franklin Branch - 48205
(313) 481-1740
13651 E. McNichols / Gratiot
M, W, F: 10:00-6:00; T, Th: 12:00-8:00

For zip codes ending in 02, 03, 07, 11, 12, 13, 14, 34
Main DPL Library - 48202
(313) 481-1300
5201 Woodward Avenue / Warren
T, W: 12:00-8:00; Th, F, Sa: 10:00-6:00

Elmwood Park Branch - 48207
(313) 481-1730
550 Chene / Lafayette
M, W, F: 10:00-6:00; T, Th: 12:00-8:00

Knapp Branch - 48212
(313) 481-1770
13330 Conant / E. Davison
T, Th, F: 10:00-6:00; M, W: 12:00-8:00

For zip codes ending in 01, 08, 09, 10, 16, 17, 26
Campbell Branch - 48209
(313) 481-1550
8733 W. Vernor
T, Th, F: 10:00-6:00; M, W: 12:00-8:00

Conely Branch - 48210
(313) 481-1590
4600 Martin / Michigan
M, W, F: 10:00-6:00; T, Th: 12:00-8:00

Skillman Branch - 48226
(313) 481-1850
121 Gratiot / Library
M, T, W, Th, F: 10:00-6:00

For zip codes ending in 04, 06, 21, 27, 35, 38
Chaney Branch - 48227
(313) 481-1570
16101 Grand River / Greenfield
M, W, F: 10:00-6:00; T, Th: 12:00-8:00

Chase Branch - 48235
(313) 481-1580
17731 W. Seven Mile / Southfield
M, W, F: 10:00-6:00; T, Th: 12:00-8:00

Parkman Branch - 48238
(313) 481-1810
1766 Oakman Blvd. / Linwood
T, Th, F: 10:00-6:00; M, W: 12:00-8:00

For zip codes ending in 19, 23, 28, 39, 40
Jefferson Branch - 48228
(313) 481-1760
12350 E. Outer Drive / E. Warren
T, Th, F: 10:00-6:00; M, W: 12:00-8:00

Redford Branch - 48219
(313) 481-1820
21200 Grand River / W. McNichols
T, Th, F: 10:00-6:00; M, W: 12:00-8:00

DAAA is doing the following for homebound seniors:
 Detroit Meals on Wheels drivers delivering the daily hot meals check on the status of the DAAA clients;

 Detroit Meals on Wheels drivers will be supplying senior clients with bottles of water daily;

 Detroit Meals on Wheels clients will receive heat safety education information specifying how to take precautions to prevent heat illness and exhaustion;

 Within the DAAA Long-Term Care/Care Management department, the care managers are calling priority clients that are medically fragile to check their status during the heat wave;

 Under the DAAA Waiver Program within the Long-Term Care/Care Management department, DAAA will provide electric fans that will be distributed to qualified Waiver participants.

 The DAAA Long-Term Care/Care Management department provides transportation to and from Detroit Area Agency on Aging’s funded Adult Day Care facilities. Seniors can also obtain cooling center information provided by the Detroit Recreation Department and the Detroit Library on our website www.daaa1a.org or by calling (855) ASK DAAA (275-3222).
For information about how to get assistance for homebound seniors, older adults over 60 and their caregivers and adults with disabilities during the extreme heat, call Detroit Area Agency on Aging Information & Assistance at (313) 446-4444.

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