Cooling Centers – Keep Cool! Protect Your Health When It’s Hot!

Community Action Partnership of Riverside County is coordinating Cool Centers to provide drop-in sites for vulnerable individuals, seniors, the disabled, and others in need of temporary relief from the heat. Cool Centers will open to the public, in affected areas, when a “Heat Warning” is issued. Watch or listen for the “Heat Warning” on your television, radio, and local newspaper.
Hot Weather Tips:
  • Drink plenty of water. Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat, or use an umbrella for shade.
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose clothing.
  • Slow down—rest in the shade or a cool place when possible.
  • Never leave a child, elderly, disabled person, or animal alone in a vehicle.
  • Keep shaded areas with fresh water for outdoor animals.
  • Turn on your air conditioner.
  • Check on friends and neighbors who are elderly, have medical conditions, or are at higher risk for problems when it is very hot.
  • If you do not have an air conditioner, use a fan, make sure your windows are open, and visit a cool center.
  • Take a cool shower or bath.
  • When it is hotter than 90˚, visit a friend that has air conditioning in their home or a cool place like a mall, a library or a senior center.
  • You are also at risk if you have certain medical conditions, take medication for high blood pressure, have a mental health condition, have been using drugs or alcohol, or have had a previous heat-related illness.
For Cool Center locations, hours and tips on how to protect yourself from heat related illnesses, please call:
Summer Energy Crisis Hotlines
(888) 636-8676 / TTY or (951) 955-9389 or 2-1-1
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  1. Anza Community Hall , 56630 Hwy. 371 Anza 92536, Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, 951-428-0901.
  2. Hemet Simpson Center Valley-Wide Rec & Parks, 305 E. Devonshire Ave. Hemet 92543, Hours: Mon-Thu 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM Fri 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 951-929-5607
  3. Murrieta Senior Center *Seniors only*, 5 Town Square, Murrieta 92562, Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, 951-304-7275
  4. Mary Phillips Senior Center, 41845 6th St. Temecula 92590, Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sat 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, 951-694-6464

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