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Philadelphia, Camden County Residents Urged To Keep Eye On Elderly During Extreme Temperatures

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By Kim Glovas

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The latest heatwave of the summer has descended on the Delaware Valley and agencies in Philadelphia and Camden counties are urging residents to keep an eye on elderly friends and neighbors in the extreme temperatures.

Philadelphia’s heatline will remain in operation until tomorrow evening.

The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging has once again activated its heatline, 215-765-9040, to give advice to seniors on where to go and how to prevent heat stress, during this latest heat wave. Segal explains what staffers can tell callers.

“They often say to go to air conditioned sites like a mall or a public library. There are senior centers that have extended hours during heatline activation so they would also be able to refer people to a convenient senior center.”

In Camden County, residents are urged to contact local municipalities to find out the location of cooling centers. Officials in both counties urge residents to check on shut-ins, elderly family and friends and others in these extreme conditions.

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