Text Resize

-A +A
Bookmark and Share

Heat Advisory For Seniors

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Heat Advisory For Seniors

The high temperatures will be in the mid 90s, but could approach 100, with higher heat indexes for the remainder of the week

How to help seniors beat the heat:

  • Make contact with homebound or at-risk senior clients to let them know of the heat alert and air quality alert. 
  • Ask seniors to stay at home or reduce outdoor activity.
  • Ask neighbors, friends and relatives to check on frail or isolated elderly.
  • If you discover the temperature is too hot when checking on a homebound senior, assist the senior in trying to keep cool.
  • Advise seniors to stay indoors and not to go out between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm.
  • Tell seniors to stay cool by taking frequent baths and showers, drinking water, wearing light clothing, turning on air conditioners and fans and go where they can cool off.

Below is a list of the Senior Wellness Centers by Ward that are designated cooling centers. Each center is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm.

Ward Name Address Telephone Email Contact
One Bernice Fonteneau Senior Wellness Center 3531 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20010
(202) 727-0338 Michelle Singleton
Two Family Matters Oasis Center Senior Center for the Homeless 1226 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 265-2017  
Three IONA Senior Services 4125 Albemarle Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20016
(202) 966-1055 Sally White
Four Hattie Holmes Senior Wellness Center 324 Kennedy Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 291-6170 Teresa Moore
Five Model Cities Senior Wellness Center 1901 Evarts Street, NE
Washington, DC  20018
(202) 635-1900 Stacie Thweatt
Six Hayes Senior Wellness Center 500 K Street, NE
Washington, DC  20002
(202) 727-0357 Pauline Kabore
Seven Washington Seniors Wellness Center 3001 Alabama Avenue, SE
Washington, DC  20020
(202) 581-9355 Elise Nichols
Eight Congress Heights Seniors Wellness Center 3500 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20032
(202) 563-7225 Sherry Compton
Citywide Washington Seniors Wellness Center 3001 Alabama Avenue, SE
Washington, DC  20020
(202) 581-9355 Evelyn Minor