July 16, 2013

Waynesburg, PA — As you may know, the upcoming summer weather is projected to be very hot this week. CAS is taking preventative steps to mitigate the risks associated with hot weather, such as opening cooling stations and contacting at-risk consumers.

The Carmichaels and Waynesburg Centers will operate as cooling centers Monday – Friday; hours can be extended when there is a need. The Care Managers and Center Site Supervisors will contact at-risk consumers to follow up on their health and safety. The satellite centers will be instructed to contact the CAS Care Managers if anyone comes to the center to get out of the heat. The Care Managers will follow up with those consumers regarding housing needs, etc.

The Senior Services Program Service Area continues to have emergency assistance available for at-risk elderly consumers. For more information and eligibility requirements, contact CAS at 724-852-2893.

For more information on other cooling centers in Washington and Greene counties, check out this article from the Observer Reporter.

Stay cool and stay safe!