LANCASTER – With hot and humid weather in the forecast for this week, the Lancaster County Office of Aging will have cooling centers open now through this Friday at various locations. Cooling centers are places where older adults with no access to air conditioning can go to cool down during extreme periods of hot weather. They generally include air conditioned facilities such as libraries, community and senior centers, schools, churches, and malls. Spending a few hours in air conditioning, especially for those age 65 and older, can help reduce the risk of heat related illnesses.

Lancaster County locations include:

Columbia Senior Center at Columbia United Methodist Church at 510 Walnut Street from 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Elizabethtown Area Senior Center at 70 S. Poplar Street from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lititz Senior Center at Lititz United Methodist Church at 201 E. Market Street on Wednesday and Thursday only from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Millersville Senior Center at St. Paul Lutheran Church at 222 N. George Street Wednesday only from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Next Gen Senior Center at 184 S. Lime Street, Quarryville from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lancaster City locations:

SACA Senior Center at 545 Pershing Avenue from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lancaster Rec Senior Center at 525 Fairview Avenue from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For other counties, please contact your specific county’s Office of Aging.