Toledo Mayor Dave Svoboda reminds area residents the Toledo Community Building is open from 8 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and is air conditioned. People are invited to use the building to escape the heat.
Along with summer comes heat and humidity. While most of us enjoy the summer weather, older adults are more vulnerable than the general population to the extreme heat.
Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging has a cool alternative for older adults to escape the heat: stop by the Toledo Healthy Lifestyles Center, lower level of the Toledo Community Building, 103 S. Church St.
You can enjoy a nutritious meal as well as many daily activities. To make a meal reservation call 641-484-3839.
We want to make sure older individuals are safe and have a place where they can go to cool down on these extremely hot days," said Sally Myers, Associate Director of Program Services.
Meals are available on a contribution basis for those aged 60 and over, otherwise the cost is $6 for those under 60.
Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging is also offering fans to area residents over the age of 60 who do not have access to air conditioning or the financial means to purchase a fan.
For more information on fans call toll free- 877-538-0508.
Myers said, "We are also encouraging the community to take some time to visit elderly neighbors to check if they are showing signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke."
According to the CDC the signs and symptoms of a heat stroke include extremely high body temperature (above 103?F); red, hot, and dry skin (no sweating); rapid, strong pulse; throbbing headache; dizziness; and nausea. Signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion include heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea or vomiting, fainting, cool moist skin, fast and weak pulse, and fast and shallow breathing.