The City’s Homewood Healthy-Active Living Center (map) will be open today, Mon., Aug. 1 in order to provide seniors with cooling stations as “real feel” temperatures are predicted to soar above 90 degrees. Refreshments will be provided during the extended hours. In addition to games hosted by activity directors, seniors can enjoy a game of pool, access the Internet, or utilize exercise equipment.
“It is our goal to provide a cool, fun and safe environment for our most at-risk citizens during dangerous heat waves," said Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.
When "real feel" temperatures reach 90 degrees or more as reported by the National Weather Service, the Homewood Healthy-Active Living Center will extend their weekday hours of operation from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for residents 60 years of age or older. "Real feel" temperature measures a combination of temperature and humidity.
The Mayor also reminds residents, especially the young and elderly, to stay hydrated and reduce or eliminate outdoor activities during heat waves.
“High temperatures pose a public safety hazard for many of our residents,” Ravenstahl said. “Like Pittsburghers always do, I strongly encourage residents to check on their elderly neighbors and family.”
Monday, August 1, 2011
Office of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl
512 City County Building | 414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
telephone: 412-255-2626 | facsimile: 412-255-2687