By David Nguyen
Temperatures are supposed to be in the triple digits this week, and we all need to look after ourselves, our pets, and our neighbors - especially older adults. Staying hydrated; avoiding prolonged sun exposure, over-exertion, and heavy meals; and finding a shady, well-ventilated or air-conditioned space to sit out the hottest part of the day will help us all keep cool.
Multnomah County is setting up several cooling centers across the metro area for those 55 and older:
Loaves & Fishes Centers, Elm Court
1032 S.W. Main St
8:30 a.m - 6 p.m
Hollywood Senior Center
1820 N.E. 40th Ave
8:30 a.m - 8 p.m (closes 4:30 p.m. Friday)
1737 N.W. 26th Ave
8:30 a.m - 8 p.m
YWCA Senior Services, Multnomah County East Building
600 N.E. 8th St
8 a.m - 8 p.m (closes 5 p.m. Wednesday)
Other options to stay cool include Portland Parks & Recreation’s six indoor and seven outdoor pools, and Parks’ splash pads - fun water fountains for splashing around.