Everyone should take care when high temperatures are predicted. Elders are particularly vulnerable and have an increased risk of developing heat-related disorders, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Be aware of danger signals: dizziness, fainting, weakness, confusion, agitation, vomiting, unresponsiveness or hot skin.
Hot Weather Hints
• Make sure that your living environment is well ventilated. Use air conditioners or fans to promote air circulation
• Drink plenty of fluids, even if you do not feel thirsty
• Avoid caffeine and alcohol
• Avoid using the oven in cases of extreme heat
• Take cool showers or baths
• Keep shades down during the day
• Dress in lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing
• Avoid going out during the hottest hours of the day (between 10am and 2pm)
• Don’t engage in vigorous activity during the hottest part of the day
• Wear a hat or use an umbrella for shade
• Open the windows – cross ventilate whenever possible
• Try to visit air-conditioned places during the hottest part of the day: Arlington Senior Center. libraries, shopping malls, movies, etc.
Arlington buildings that are open and air conditioned, check ahead for hours:
Arlington Senior Center
27 Maple Street
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday
700 Massachusetts Avenue
175 Mass Ave
Please visit www.robbinslibrary.org for library hours or call 781-316-3200. Please note parking at the Robbins library due to renovation activities this summer. Details can be found here.
204 Massachusetts Avenue
Days and times vary based upon movie showings
Also consider these malls: Burlington Mall, Meadow Glen Mall and Cambridge Side Galleria Mall