During Philadelphia’s extreme weather today and tomorrow, NewCourtland’s Philadelphia Senior Center on the Avenue of the Arts is taking extra precautions to make sure that seniors in the area are keeping safe in the extreme heat.
The Philadelphia Senior Center on the Avenue of the Arts will have extended hours Thursday and Friday, July 7th-8th and will stay open until 6:00 p.m. The building is air-conditioned and open to seniors that need a place to stay cool. During this time, the center will also have extra food and water available for those who need it.
Today, Thursday July 7th, NewCourtland will also be hosting a medical student and an occupational therapy student from Jefferson at 3:00 p.m. today for a senior heat safety presentation, giving those in the center the tools that they need to keep themselves protected in the extreme weather.
“It’s important to us to provide seniors with a place to go if they don’t have the means to protect themselves in this extreme weather,” says Pam Mammarella, Vice President of Marketing and Government Affairs. “We’re happy to expand our services to be meeting this need in the community.”
NewCourtland’s In-Center Counselor is also taking the extra precaution to check in in on all members to see if they have air conditioning or a fan.