SEWELL — Gloucester County Freeholders announced that this year’s Senior Fan Distribution will take place on June 10 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Glassboro Senior Center located at 152 S. Delsea Drive in Glassboro, and at the Gloucester County Senior Services Offices at Budd Boulevard located at 115 Budd Blvd. in West Deptford from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Under the guidelines set forth by the Older Americans Act, fans will be distributed to seniors 60 and above who have low incomes or possess a PAAD or Medicaid card. For more information, please call the Division of Senior Services at (856) 384-6900.
Cooling Centers that will be open during their regular operating hours throughout the summer include:
Gloucester County Nutrition Site Locations:Mantua Township Community Center, 111 Mercer Ave., Mantua, NJ 08080, 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Glassboro Senior Center, 152 S. Delsea Dr., Glassboro, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thorofare Fire Hall, Firehouse Road, Thorofare, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pfeiffer Community Center, 301 Blue Bell Street, Williamstown, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Franklin Community Center, 1584 Coles Mill Road, Franklinville, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Second Baptist Church, 1534 Pine Street, Paulsboro, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Shady Lane Nursing Home, 256 County House Road, Clarksboro, Visiting hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
GCLS Branches and Summer Hours: Glassboro Branch, 2 Center Street, Glassboro, Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Greenwich Township Branch, 411 Swedesboro Road, Gibbstown, Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Logan Township Branch, 498 Beckett Road, Logan Township, Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mullica Hill Branch, 389 Wolfert Station Road, Mullica Hill, Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday Closed until after Labor Day
Swedesboro Branch, 1442 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To avoid health complications from excessive heat:
- Drink plenty of water or other non-alcoholic beverages.
- Make sure children and the elderly are drinking water, and ensure that persons with mobility problems have adequate fluids in easy reach.
- If you do not have air conditioning, spend time in air-conditioned places such as libraries, movies, malls or other public buildings during the hottest hours of the day.
- Wear loose and light-colored clothing. Wear a hat when outdoors.
- Reduce physical activity or reschedule it for cooler times of the day.
- Don’t leave children, frail, elderly or disabled person, or pets in an enclosed car — not even for a minute — as temperatures can quickly climb to dangerous levels.
- Talk to your health care provider about any medicine or drugs you are taking. Certain medications — such as tranquilizers and drugs used to treat Parkinson’s disease — can increase the risk of heat-related illness.
- Gloucester County seniors may seek shelter from the heat at any of the six nutrition sites, county branch libraries or Shady Lane Nursing Home.