PARMA, Ohio - Parma officials have given city residents a place to go to stay cool and comfortable during the heat wave hitting northeast Ohio.
Parma Mayor Tim DeGeeter designated Donna Smallwood Activities Center as a "cooling center" for Parma residents who need a place to escaped the high temperatures.
The center, located at 6611 Ridge Rd. behind city hall, is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.
The "cooling center" is open to all residents in need of heat relief. Meals and transportation are provided only to those 60 and older. Lemonade will be provided courtesy of the mayor.
"Seniors and children under four years of age are especially vulnerable to heat-related illness," said DeGeeter. "It's important for us to do all we can to help all of our residents be safe and healthy. I encourage residents to check on vulnerable neighbors regularly and to bring them to the center if they need relief."
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