Senior centers in Berks extend hours because of excessive heat

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Published: Jul 15 2013 01:40:07 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 15 2013 06:15:22 PM EDT
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READING, Pa. -

Keeping cool during this week of excessive heat may be a challenge, especially for the elderly and those with health issues.

Air-conditioned senior centers in Berks County will be one option for beating the heat as they extend the hours they'll be open this week.

Berks Encore's center at 40 N. 9th St. in Reading will be open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. through Friday. Call 610-374-3195.

The Family First Resource Center at 416 S. 7th St. in Reading will be open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. through Friday. Call 610-372-7488.

The Center at Spring Street in Boyertown will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. through Friday. Call 610-367-2313.

Casa de la Amistad at 501 Washington St. in Reading will be open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. through Friday. Call 610-685-1284.

The Berks County Area Agency on Aging information satellite sites will also be open this week as follows:

The Berks County Area Agency on Aging urges older adults, particularly people with breathing conditions, heart issues and those taking medications, to take the following precautions during the heat wave: