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City senior centers and libraries welcome those to keep cool

Posted at 8:06 PM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 21:20:19-04

It’s not a surprise that South Texans face their share of high temperatures and humidity each summer.

But the City of Corpus Christi would like to remind residents without adequate air conditioning that all senior centers and libraries are open to the public and available during normal business hours for a place to cool off.

Senior Centers

Ethel Eyerly Senior Center                654 Graham                          826-2330

9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. (M-F)

Garden Senior Center                        5325 Greely                          826-2345

8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M (M-F)

Greenwood Senior Center                4040 Greenwood                  826-1368

8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. (M-F)

Lindale Senior Center                        3135 Swantner                     826-2340

8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. (M-F)

Broadmoor Senior Center                 1651 Tarlton                         826-3138             

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. / Mon

9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. / Tues – Fri

Northwest Senior Center                   9725 Up River Road             826-2320

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. / Mon

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. / Tues – Fri

Oveal Williams Senior Center           1414 Martin Luther King      826-2305

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. / Mon – Wed

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. / Thurs

Closed on Friday

Zavala Activity Center                        510 Osage                            826-3099

7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Mon-Fri)

Public Libraries

La Retama Central Library                805 Commanche                  826-7055

Sun-Mon: Closed
Tue-Wed: 10 am – 6 pm
Thurs-Sat: 9 am – 6 pm

Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library 5930 Bockhampton             826-2360

Sun: Closed
Mon-Tue:  10 am – 8 pm

Wed:         10am – 9 pm
Thurs-Sat: 10 am – 6 pm

Ben F. McDonald Public Library        4044 Greenwood                 826-2356

Sun: Closed
Mon: 9 am – 8 pm
Tue-Wed: 10 am – 8 pm
Thurs-Sat: 10 am – 6 pm

Janet F. Harte Public Library               2629 Waldron                     826-2310

Sun: Closed
Mon-Wed: 10 am – 7 pm
Thurs: 10 am – 8 pm
Fri: 10 am – 6:30 pm

Sat: 10 am – 6 pm

Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library  1230 Carmel                       826-2370

Sun: Closed

Mon-Wed: 10 am – 8 pm
Thur-Sat: 10 am – 6 pm
Owen R. Hopkins Public Library          3202 McKinzie                  826-2350

Sun: Closed
Mon: 10 am – 8 pm
Tue: 10 am – 9 pm
Wed: 10 am – 8 pm
Thur-Sat: 10 am – 6 pm                                          

Keep in mind these tips to reduce your risk of reduce your risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The Texas Department of State Health Services advises:

  • Never leave anyone, including animals, in a closed, parked vehicle.
  • Drink plenty of fluids, but avoid drinks with alcohol, caffeine or a lot of sugar.
  • Don’t wait until you are thirsty, drink fluids at least 30 minutes before going outside.
  • Plan strenuous outdoor activity for early mornings or evenings when it’s cooler.
  • Take frequent breaks when working outside.
  • Signs and symptoms of heat illness include dizziness, heavy sweating, nausea, headaches, and muscle cramps. If signs and symptoms begin to emerge move to a cooler location, rest a few minutes and slowly drink a cool liquid. Immediately seek medical attention if conditions do not improve and tell someone to observe you
  • Eat meals that are well balanced, cool, and light.
  • Frequently check on the elderly, the ill, and others who may need help.
  • Adjust to the environment. A sudden change in temperature – an early heat wave or travel to a hotter climate – will be stressful to the body. Limit physical activity until you become accustomed to the heat.
  • Check with a doctor or pharmacist about the effects of sun and heat when taking prescription medications, especially diuretics or antihistamines.

Overall, the best defense against heat-related illness is prevention. Remember to stay cool, drink plenty of fluids, wear cool clothing and monitor strenuous outdoor activities.