Friday, July 08, 2016

TOP STORY >> Cooling stations open around area

Leader staff writer

For those looking for a way to escape the summer heat, Cherry Godwin, site director at the Cabot Senior Center at 600 N. Grant St., says, “If anyone is in need, especially when a heat advisory has been issued, we want to help them.”

Even non-members, she says.

The senior center is part of the Lonoke County Council on Aging and is a “cooling station,” but it has not officially been declared open at this point. If or when it is, the center’s hours will be extended.

Currently, the Cabot Senior Center is open Mon-day through Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Lunch is served but it’s strictly on a donation basis, so Godwin says, “No one will go hungry.”

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While Mayor Gary Fletcher has not officially declared a need for the Jacksonville Senior Center at 100 Victory Circle to serve as a cooling station, the staff welcomes all seniors who need relief from the soaring July temperatures.

The center is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., and Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. until 2.

Lunch is served daily and it’s a suggested $3 donation for members but it costs non-members $6.

If the Jacksonville Mayor declares a need for a cooling station, the senior center’s hours will be extended.

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