With high temperatures and humidity expected all week, the is reminding residents that cooling centers are available throughout the city.
During business hours residents are welcome to use Naperville’s municipal center as a cooling center, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Other cooling center locations include:
- County administrative buildings
- Park District facilities
- Senior centers
- Township offices
- Shopping malls
- Other public places
“It's important to remember that during periods of extreme hot weather, our elderly population, those taking medications for chronic illnesses and those with special needs are among the most vulnerable to heat-related illnesses,” Community Relations Manager Nadja Lalvani said in a news release. “Be extra vigilant and check on those individuals often. If you usually check on them once a week, make it once or more a day. Let them know about the cooling centers available.”
Seniors are asked to contact their local area agencies on aging or the Illinois Department on Aging Senior HelpLine at 800-252-8966 for assistance with locating senior centers, adult day service sites and other buildings that serve as cooling centers.
Anyone needing assistance during a period of extreme heat should call City Dispatch at 630-420-6187.