Air conditioned facilities provide heat relief for seniors

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High humidity and triple-digit temperatures typically blanket Southern California each summer and even into fall. Older residents can feel more distress from heat and humidity and often have fewer options for beating the heat. The City of Lakewood wants to remind seniors that the air-conditioned Weingart Senior Center is a comfortable oasis, especially during the hottest time of the day–from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Eligible Lakewood seniors can use the free DASH Transit service as transportation to Weingart if they can’t drive or don’t have a ride. For more information on DASH, call 562-924-0149.

     Weingart Senior Center is located at 5220 Oliva Avenue and can be reached at 562-630-6141. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The facility is closed on Sundays.

Additional information and a list of other air conditioned centers are available at www.lakewoodcity.org/cooling.