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Anaheim Offers Health Care Tips and Cooling Centers During Upcoming Hot Weather
ANAHEIM, CA - (August 27, 2009) - The weather forecast is calling for increased temperatures, and the City of Anaheim is offering the following health care tips and cooling center locations in Anaheim to help residents find relief from the heat and remain safe from heat-related illnesses.

Recommended precautions to prevent heat related illnesses include:

  • Stay cool indoors. Use your air conditioner to cool your home. If you don’t have air conditioning, visit public facilities such as shopping malls, community centers or libraries to stay cool. Do not rely on electric fans as your primary cooling device during a heat wave. When the temperature is in the high 90’s or higher, a fan will not prevent heat-related illness. A cool shower or bath is a more effective way to cool off.
  • Drink more fluids, especially water. Don’t wait until you are thirsty.
  • Check often on those at high-risk. This includes older adults, those with chronic medical conditions, people with disabilities, those who take certain medications and children. Make sure their air conditioner is turned on, or offer to take them to a cooler place.

    If you have to be outside in the heat, follow these recommendations:

  • Wear light, loose-fitting clothing and a hat to provide shade from the sun. Use sunscreen.
  • Avoid over-exertion and schedule outdoor activities for the cooler part of the day. Spend as much time as possible in the shade.
  • Never leave a person or pet unattended in a closed car or other vehicle.

    For more information on heat related illnesses, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov.

    The following Anaheim City library and community center facilities will be available for residents to rest and cool-off indoors, and take advantage of enjoying a good book or magazine, browsing the Web, or enjoying any of the features offered at the sites.

    Central Branch Library
    500 West Broadway
    Anaheim, CA 92805
    (714) 765-1880
    Monday,  Tuesday, Wednesday: 10 am to 9pm 
    Thursday, Friday: 11am to 9pm
    Saturday: 10 am to 6pm
     

    Haskett Branch Library
    2650 W. Broadway
    Anaheim, CA 92804
    (714) 765-5075
    Monday-Thursday: 10am to 9pm
    Friday & Saturday: Noon to 6pm
     
     
     

    Euclid Branch Library
    1340 South Euclid
    Anaheim, CA 92802
    (714) 765-3625
    Monday-Wednesday: Noon to 9pm
    Thursday: 11am to 9pm
    Friday: 11am to 6pm
     
     

    Sunkist Branch Library
    901 South Sunkist
    Anaheim, CA 92806
    (714) 765-3576
    Monday-Wednesday: 12pm to 9pm
    Thursday: 11am to 9pm
    Friday: 11am to 6pm
     

    Canyon Hills Branch Library
    400 Scout Trail
    Anaheim, CA 92807
    (714) 974-7630
    Monday-Thursday: 10am to 9pm
    Friday: 11am to 6pm
     
     

    East Anaheim Branch Library
    8201 Santa Ana Cyn Rd.
    Anaheim, CA  92808
    (714) 765-3887
    Monday-Wednesday:  10am to 8pm
    Thursday & Saturday:  10am to 6pm
     
     

    Downtown Community Center
    250 E. Center St.
    (714) 765-4500
    Monday – Sunday 8 am – 5 pm
     
     
     
     
     

    Brookhurst Community Center
    2271 W. Crescent Ave
    (714) 765-3373
    Monday – Friday 9 am – 3:30 pm
    *Not open to the public on weekends, only rental groups.
       
     
     

    West Anaheim Youth Center
    320 S. Beach Blvd.
    (714) 765-6400
    Thursday & Friday 8/27 & 8/28 8 am to 8 pm
    Saturday 8/29: 3 pm to 8 pm
    Sunday 8/30: 4 pm to 8 pm
     
     


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