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Bucks County to Open Two Senior Centers on July 4 from 10 A.M.-6 P.M.

July 3, 2012

Bucks County to Open Two Senior Centers on July 4 from 10 A.M.-6 P.M.

In response to the latest National Weather Service Excessive Heat Warning, the Board of Bucks County Commissioners will offer hours from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at two lower Bucks County senior centers on Wednesday, July 4 as a respite from the dangerous heat and humidity. The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) reminds seniors that extreme hot weather can cause serious heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Though everyone should take precautions, seniors are especially vulnerable to effects from the heat.

On July 4, the following two senior centers will be open between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.:

Bristol Township
Senior Center
2501 Bath Rd.
Bristol, PA 19007
Phone:  215-785-6322

Lower Bucks
Senior Center
301 Wood St.
Bristol, PA 19007
Phone:  215-788-9238

The public is encouraged to check frequently on elderly neighbors, friends and family members. Symptoms of a possible heat injury include faintness, dizziness, nausea, weakness, and heavy sweating. For more information on symptoms and treatment relating to the elderly, visit the CDC Web site http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/elderlyheat.asp. As with any emergency, call 9-1-1 when necessary. Fans may be available through the AAA for senior residents of Bucks County (age 60+) who do not have a fan or air conditioner. The elderly also may call 267-880-5700 for help during this period of extreme heat.

General information on preventing heat-related injuries also is available through the Bucks County Health Department information page, Tips for Preventing Heat Related Illnesses.