Atria Paradise Offers Senior Cooling Center

If you don't have air conditioning, there are a lot of places like this one where you can protect yourself from heat-related illness.

Posted: Jul 26, 2018 8:09 AM
Updated: Jul 26, 2018 8:09 AM

Paradise, Calif.-- With an Excessive Heat Warning in place across much of the valley Thursday, triple digit temperatures with little overnight relief have created a dangerous situation when it comes to heat-related illnesses.

Extreme heat causes more deaths each year than hurricanes, lightening, tornadoes, earthquakes and floods combined.

That's according to the Centers for Disease Control, and with triple digit heat continuing this week many people are in a need of a place to cool down.

Seniors and young children at the most at risk of heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

"If your skin is drying out, you're not sweating, you're vomiting, you need to get immediate help please. Let's get you cooled down before you get to that point," said Engage Life Director Shell Morley.

That's why Atria Paradise is opening it's doors to anyone ages 60+ who needs to beat the heat.

"There are a lot of seniors out there on their own and they don't have the resources that are available here. We want to make sure not just that our residents are safe, but that seniors in our community are safe," said Morley.

Morley says as we age, we lose the ability to recognize when we are thirsty - so she urges all senior stay very hydrated this summer, even if you're typically staying indoors.

For more cooling centers for people of all ages across the North State, click here.

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