Archive for June, 2016

Ransomware Attacks

We’re committed to reducing the risk associated with fraudulent activity. Recently, we became aware of a scam involving Ransomware and wanted to share what we know with you.

Ransomware attacks can occur via email attachments or direct access to a computer network. However, most Ransomware attacks—and the attacks brought to our attention—are browser-based, displaying an intimidating message to victims such as:

  • “Your computer has been infected with a virus. Click here to resolve the issue.”
  • “Your computer was used to visit websites with illegal content. To unlock your computer, you must pay a $100 fine.”
  • “All files on your computer have been encrypted. You must pay this ransom within 72 hours to regain access to your data.”

Generally, this scam instills fear and panic in victims leading them to pay a ransom. Other times, the scam is presented as a service that can help. In either case, the computer is infected and the scammer may be able to seize control of the victim’s computer, access computer files, log keystrokes typed, and render the files and computer unusable. This information may then be used to steal the victim’s identity and access the victim’s financial accounts. The scammers may also attempt to trick victims into wiring large sums of money from their account, claiming that the funds were accidentally wired to the victim’s account.

To protect yourself from falling victim to this type of scam, we strongly recommend the following:

  • Use up-to-date firewalls, anti-virus software, and anti-spyware software.
  • Keep your browser and software up-to-date with the latest security patches.
  • Activate a pop-up blocker within your browser.
  • Be wary when downloading games and software online.
  • Back up your computer often.

Healthy Living – Summer

Improve your health with steps so simple you’ll barely notice the effort.

In the warmer, longer, lazier days of summer, the living may not be easy, but your life probably feels less chaotic. Even adults tend to adopt a “school’s out!” attitude in summer. That’s why this is a perfect time to improve your health in a fashion so seasonally laid back you’ll barely notice the effort.

1. Give Your Diet a Berry Boost

If you do one thing this summer to improve your diet, have a cup of mixed fresh berries — blackberries, blueberries, or strawberries — every day. They’ll help you load up on antioxidants, which may help prevent damage to tissues and reduce the risks of age-related illnesses. Blueberries and blackberries are especially antioxidant-rich.

A big bonus: Berries are also tops in fiber, which helps keep cholesterol low and may even help prevent some cancers.

2. Get Dirty — and Stress Less

To improve your stress level, plant a small garden, cultivate a flower box, or if space is really limited, plant a few flower pots — indoors or out.

Just putting your hands in soil is “grounding.” And when life feels like you’re moving so fast your feet are barely touching the stuff, being mentally grounded can help relieve physical and mental stress.

3. Floss Daily

You know you need to, now it’s time to start: floss every single day. Do it at the beach (in a secluded spot), while reading on your patio, or when watching TV — and the task will breeze by.

Flossing reduces oral bacteria, which improves overall body health, and if oral bacteria is low, your body has more resources to fight bacteria elsewhere. Floss daily and you’re doing better than at least 85% of people.

4. Get Outside to Exercise

Pick one outdoor activity — going on a hike, taking a nature walk, playing games such as tag with your kids, cycling, roller blading, or swimming — to shed that cooped-up feeling of gym workouts.

And remember, the family that plays together not only gets fit together — it’s also a great way to create bonding time.

5. Be Good to Your Eyes

To protect your vision at work and at play, wear protective eyewear. When outdoors, wear sunglasses that block at least 99% of ultraviolet A and B rays. Sunglasses can help prevent cataracts, as well as wrinkles around the eyes.

And when playing sports or doing tasks such as mowing the lawn, wear protective eyewear. Ask your eye doctor about the best type; some are sport-specific.

6. Vacation Time!

Improve your heart health: take advantage of summer’s slower schedule by using your vacation time to unwind.

Vacations have multiple benefits: They can help lower your blood pressure, heart rate, and stress hormones such as cortisol, which contributes to a widening waist and an increased risk of heart disease.

7. Alcohol: Go Lite

Summer’s a great time to skip drinks with hard alcohol and choose a light, chilled alcoholic beverage (unless you are pregnant or should not drink for health or other reasons).

A sangria (table wine diluted with juice), a cold beer, or a wine spritzer are all refreshing but light. In moderation — defined as one to two drinks daily — alcohol can protect against heart disease.

8. Sleep Well

Resist the urge to stay up later during long summer days. Instead pay attention to good sleep hygiene by keeping the same bedtime and wake-up schedule and not drinking alcohol within three hours of bedtime.

It’s also a good idea to avoid naps during the day unless you take them every day at the same time, for the same amount of time.

There they are: Eight super simple ways to boost your health this summer. Try one or try them all. They’re so easy you won’t even know they’re — shhhh — good for you.

Source: http://www.webmd.com/women/features/8-summer-steps-for-healthy-living

By Kathleen Doheny; WebMD Feature

SURVIVING THE HEAT

Tips from L. A. County’s

Emergency Survival Program – www.espfocus.org

For 2016

 

The following agencies are the current list of Los Angeles Cooling Centers.  The Centers are listed by city for easy access.  In the event of a power outage if your local Center is closed please use this list to identify a center nearby.

 

If you are planning to visit one of these Cooling Centers, it is advisable that you call in advance to make sure there is still seating available.  If a Cooling Center is not operational, check the attached list for another Cooling Center nearest you or call 211 for LA County or 311 for LA City.  Check with your local library when looking for a place to cool down.  They have great resources and plenty to read while you escape the heat.  For further information on heat waves, go to http://lacoa.org/PDF/ESP_FocusSheet_Heatwave_0710.pdf.

Below are safety tips that will help you protect yourself and stay safe in the hot weather.

 

If you plan to be outdoors, please take precautions to protect yourself from the sun and heat.

  • Avoid the sun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the burning rays are strongest.
  • Reduce physical activity.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat and light colored lightweight, loose-fitting clothes when you are outdoors
  • Avoid hot, heavy meals that include proteins.
  • Set your air conditioner between 75° to 80°. If you don’t have air-conditioning take a cool shower twice a day and visit a public air conditioned facility.
  • Check on elderly neighbors and family and friends who do not have air conditioning.
  • Drink plenty of fluids even if you are not thirsty. Avoid alcohol.
  • Use sun screen with a sun protection factor of at least 15 if you need to be in the sun.
  • Don’t forget about your pets, they need plenty of water and shade.
  • Insulate your home by installing weather stripping around your doors and window sills to keep the cool air inside.

Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps and increased thirst.  For more information or additional locations, please call 211 for LA County or 311 for LA City.

 

NOTE:  The list of Cooling Centers on the following pages are listed alphabetically by “City”.  This information is also available by dialing 2-1-1, the Los Angeles County Info Line.

CITY AGENCY NAME PHONE STREET ADDRESS ZIP DAYS & HOURS of OPERATION
Alhambra Joslyn Adult Recreation Center (626) 570-5056 210 N Chapel Ave. 91801 Mon –Fri

8  am – 5  pm

Altadena Altadena Senior Center (626) 798-4971 560 East Mariposa St. 91001 Mon –Fri

8  am – 5  pm

Arcadia Arcadia Community Center (626) 574-5130 365 Campus Drive 91007 Mon –Fri

8 am – 4 pm

Arcadia Arcadia Public Library (626) 821-4364 20 W. Duarte Rd. 91006 Mon – Thur

10 am – 9 pm

Fri – Sat

10 am – 6 pm

Artesia Artesia Library (562) 865-6614 18722 S. Clarkdale Ave. 90701 Tue – Wed

12 pm – 8 pm

Thur

10 am – 6 pm

Fri -Sat

9 am – 5 pm

 

 

 

Avalon Avalon Library (310) 510-1050 215 Sumner Ave. 90704 Tue – Thur

11 am – 7 pm

Fri – Sat

9 am – 5 pm

 

 

Azusa Azusa Library (626) 812-5232 729 N. Dalton 91702 Mon -Wed

10 am – 9 pm

Thur

10 am – 6 pm

Fri – Sat

10 am – 5 pm

 

 

 

Azusa *Azusa Senior Center (626) 812-5204 740 N. Dalton 91702 Mon -Thur

8:30 am – 4  pm

Fri

8:30 am – 1:30  pm

 

 

*Note:  Azusa Senior Center will open on Sunday between 10 am – 4 pm when local temperatures reach  100°
Azusa Memorial Park (626) 812-5287 320 N. Orange Place 91702 Mon -Fri

1 pm – 6 pm

Sat-Sun

12 noon – 4 pm

 

 

Baldwin Park Julia McNeill Senior Center (626) 813-5245 4100 Baldwin Park Blvd. 91706 Mon – Fri

7 am – 3 pm

Baldwin Park Esther Snyder Community Center (626) 813-5245 4100 Baldwin Park Blvd. 91706 Mon – Thur

8 am – 8 pm

Fri

8 am – 6 pm

 

 

Bellflower Clifton Brakensiek Library (562) 925-5543 9945 E. Flower Street 90706 Mon – Wed

11 am – 8 pm

Thursday

11 am – 6 pm

Fri

1 pm – 5 pm

Sat

11 am – 5 pm

 

 

 

 

Burbank Buena Vista Library (818) 238-5620 300 N. Buena Vista St 91505 Mon – Thur

10 am – 9 pm

Fri

10 am – 6 pm

Sat

10 am – 5 pm

Sun

1 pm – 5 pm

 

 

 

 

Burbank Burbank Central Library (818) 238-5600 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd 91502 Mon – Thur

9:30 am – 9 pm

Fri

9:30 am – 6 pm

Sat

10:00 am – 6 pm

 

 

 

Carson Carson Library (310) 830-0901 151 East Carson Street 90745 Mon – Thur

10 am – 8 pm

Fri

10 am – 6 pm

Sat

10 am – 5 pm

Sun

1 pm – 5 pm

 

 

 

 

Claremont Alexander Hughes Community Ctr. (909) 399-5490 1700 Danbury Road 91711 Mon – Thur

8 am – 9 pm

Fridays

8 am – 6 pm

Sat

8 am – 2 pm

 

 

 

Claremont Blaisdell Senior Center (909) 399-5367 440 S. College Ave. 91711 Mon -Fri

10 am – 2 pm

Claremont Claremont Library (909) 621-4902 208 North Harvard Ave. 91711 Mon – Tue

1 pm – 8 pm

Wed – Thur

11 am – 8 pm

Fri – Sat

10 am – 5 pm

Sun

1 pm – 5 pm

 

 

 

 

Claremont Joslyn Senior Center, Claremont (909) 399-5488 660 N. Mountain Ave. 91711 Mon -Fri

8 am – 5 pm

Compton Douglas F. Dollarhide Community Center (310) 605-5688 301 N. Tamarind Avenue 90220 Mon –Fri

8 am – 5 pm

Compton E. Rancho Dominguez Svc Ctr (310) 603-7401 15116 S. Atlantic Ave 90221 Mon –Fri

8 am – 5 pm

Covina YWCA San Gabriel Valley – Intervale Senior Services (626) 960-2995 943 No. Grand Ave. 91724 Mon –Fri

9 am – 4:30 pm

Culver City Culver City Senior Center (310) 253-6700 4095 Overland Ave. 90232 Mon -Fri

9 am – 4:45 pm

Sat-Sun

12 pm – 3:45 pm

Diamond Bar Diamond Bar Library  (909) 861-4978 21800 Copley Drive 91765 Mon – Thur

11 am – 9 pm

Fri – Sat

10 am – 5 pm

 

 

Downey Barbara J Riley Community & Senior Center (562) 904-7223 7810 Quill Drive 90242 Mon

8 am – 6 pm

Tue-Thur

8 am – 9 pm

Fri

8 am – 5 pm

Sat

10 am – 2 pm

 

 

 

 

Downey Downey City Library (562) 904-7360 11121 Brookshire Ave 90241 Mon – Thur

10 am – 8 pm

Fri – Sat

10 am – 5 pm

 

 

Duarte Duarte Library (626) 358-1865 1301 Buena Vista Street 91010 Mon – Thur

11 am – 8 pm

Fri – Sat

11 am – 6 pm

 

 

El Monte El Monte Library (626) 444-9506 3224 Tyler Ave. 91731 Mon – Thur

10 am – 8 pm

Fri

9 am – 5 pm

Sat

10 am – 5 pm

Sun

1 pm – 5 pm

 

 

 

 

El Monte Jack Crippen Multi-Purpose

Senior Center

 (626) 580-2210 3120 N Tyler Ave. 91731 Mon &Wed

7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Tue & Thur

7:30 am – 7:30 pm

 

 

Note:  If local temperatures exceed 100 degrees, the Jack Crippen Multi-Purpose Senior Center will open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Gardena Asian Community Service Center (310) 217-7300 14112 S. Kingsley Drive 90249 Mon -Fri

8 am – 5 pm

Gardena  Nakaoka Community Center (310) 217-9537 1670 W. 162nd Street 90247 Mon -Fri

8 am – 9 pm

Sat

8 am – 1 pm

 

 

Glendale Adult Recreation Center (818) 548-3775 201 E Colorado St. 91205 Mon – Thur

8 am – 8 pm

Fri

8 am – 5 pm

Sat

8 am – 4 pm

Glendale Sparr Heights Community Center (818) 548-2188 1613 Glencoe Way. 91208. Mon – Tues

8 am – 5 pm

Wed – Thur

8 am – 6 pm

Fri

8 am – 3 pm

Hacienda Heights Hacienda Heights Library

Closed for Refurbishment

(626) 968-9356 16010 La Monde Street 91745 Mon – Th

9 am – 9 pm

Fri

9 am – 6 pm

Sat

9 am – 5 pm

Sun

1 pm – 5 pm

Hacienda Heights Steinmetz Senior Center (626) 934-7041 1545 S. Stimson Ave. 91745 Mon -Fri

8 am – 5 pm

Hawaiian Gardens Hawaiian Gardens Library (562) 496-1212 11940 Carson St. 90716 Tue – Wed

12 am – 8 pm

Thur

10 am – 6 pm

Fri – Sat

9 am – 5 pm

Irwindale Irwindale Senior Center (626) 430-2283 16116 Arrow Highway 91706 Mon – Fri

8 am – 4 pm

La Mirada La Mirada Activity Center (562) 902-3160 13810 La Mirada Blvd 90638 Mon -Fri

8:30 am – 6 pm

La Mirada La Mirada Library

Closed for Refurbishment

(562) 943-0277 13800 La Mirada Blvd 90638 Tue – Thur

10 am – 8 pm

Fri – Sat

12 pm – 5 pm

 

12 pm – 5 pm

La Puente Sunshine Park (626) 854-5559 515 So. Deepmead Ave. 91744 Mon – Sat

12 pm – 8 pm

La Verne La Verne Community Center (909) 596-8776 3680 “D” Street 91750 Mon – Thur

8:00 am – 6:30 pm

Fri

8:00 am – 4 pm

 

8 am – 4 pm

Lake Los Angeles Stephen Sorensen Park

Dpt. of Parks and Recreation

(213) 738-2951 16801 E. Avenue P 93591 Mon – Fri

9 am – 9 pm

Sat-Sun

9 am – 5 pm

 

9 am – 5 pm

Lakewood Angelo M. Iacoboni Library (562) 866-1777 4990 Clark Ave. 90712 Mon – Thur

10 am – 8 pm

Fri

10 am – 6 pm

Sat

10 am – 5 pm

Sun

1 pm – 5 pm

Lakewood George Nye Jr. Library (562) 421-8497 6600 Del Amo Blvd 90713 Tu – Thur

10 am – 8 pm

Fri – Sat

8 am – 6 pm

Lancaster Antelope Valley Senior Ctr. (661) 726-4400 777 W. Jackman St 93534 Mon –Fri

8 am –5 pm

Lawndale Harold E. Hofmann Community Ctr. (310) 973-3270 14700 Burin Avenue 90260 Mon – Thur

7 am – 8 pm

Fri

7 am – 4 pm

Sat

10 am – 2 pm

Littlerock Jackie Robinson Park (661) 944-2880 8773 East Avenue R 93543 Mon -Fri

9 am –9 pm

Sat

8 am –5 pm

Lomita Lomita Library

Closed for Refurbishment

(310) 539-4515 24200 Narbonne Ave. 90717 Mon – Wed

11 am – 8 pm

Thur – Sat

10 am – 5 pm

Los Angeles Centro Maravilla Service Center (323) 260-2804 4716 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. 90022 Mon-Fri

8 am –5 pm

Los Angeles East Los Angeles Library (323) 264-0155 4837 East 3rd Street 90022 Mon-Th

10 am – 9 pm

Fri

9 am – 5 pm

Sat

10 am – 5 pm

Sun

1 pm – 5 pm

Los Angeles East Los Angeles Service Center (323) 260-2801 133 No. Sunol Dr. 90063 Mon – Fri

8 am – 5 pm

Los Angeles Florence/Firestone Service Center (323) 586-6502 7807 S Compton Ave. 90001 Mon – Fri

8 am – 5 pm

Los Angeles Roosevelt Senior Center (323) 586-7228 7600 Graham Ave. 90001 Mon -Fri

8:30 am – 5 pm

Los Angeles Salazar Senior Center (323) 260-2330 3864 Whittier Blvd. 90023 Mon -Fri

8 am – 5 pm

Los Angeles St. Barnabas Senior Services (323) 957-2222 1745 N. Gramercy Place 90028 Mon -Fri

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Los Angeles Washington Park Gym (323) 586-7205 8908 S Maie Ave. 90002 Mon -Fri

11 am – 8 pm

Los Angeles Willowbrook Senior Center (310) 217-5650 12915 So. Jarvis Ave. 90061 Mon -Fri

8 am – 5 pm

Los Angeles For additional locations within the City of Los Angeles call 3-1-1 or go to: http://emergency.lacity.org/index.htm
Lynwood  Lynwood Senior Citizens Center 310-886-0425 11329 Ernestine Ave. 90262 Mon – Thur

8 am – 4 pm

Fri

8 am – 1 pm

Manhattan Beach Manhattan Beach Library (310) 545-8595 1320 Highland Avenue 90266 Mon – Wed

10 am – 9 pm

Thurs

10 am – 6 pm

Fri

12 pm – 6 pm

Sat

10 am – 5 pm

Sun

1 pm – 5 pm

Marina del Rey Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library (310) 821-3415 4533 Admiralty Way 90292 Mon

11 am – 7 pm

Tu- Thur

11 am – 8 pm

Fri

12 pm – 6 pm

Sat

10 am – 5 pm

Monrovia Monrovia Community Center (626) 256-8246 119 West Palm Ave. 91016 Mon – Thur

8 am – 9 pm

Fri – Sat

8 am – 5 pm

Sun

Call (626) 256-8246

Monrovia Monrovia Public Library (626) 256-8274 321 So. Myrtle 91016 Mon – Wed

10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Thur – Sat

12:00 pm  – 5:00 pm

Montebello Potrero Heights Park

Community and Senior Center

(626) 927-5430 8051 Arroyo Drive 90640 Mon – Fri

8 am – 5 pm

Monterey Park Langley Senior Citizens Center (626) 307-1395 400 W. Emerson Ave. 91754 Mon -Fri

8 am – 5 pm

Sat – Sun

Call for Hours

Norwalk Alondra Library (562) 868-7771 11949 Alondra Blvd 90650 Tue & Wed

12 am – 8 pm

Thur & Fri

12 am – 6 pm

Sat

10 am – 5 pm

Norwalk Norwalk Library (562) 868-0775 12350 Imperial Hwy 90650 Mon – Thur

10 am – 8 pm

Fri

10 am – 6 pm

Sat

10 am – 5 pm

Norwalk Norwalk Senior Center (562) 929-5580 14040 San Antonio Dr 90650 Mon -Fri

8 am – 7 pm

Sat

8 am – 5 pm

Palmdale Palmdale City Library (661) 267-5600 700 East Palmdale Blvd. 93550 Mon-Thur

10 am – 8 pm

Fri-Sat

10 am – 5 pm

Sun

1 pm – 5 pm

Paramount Paramount Library (562) 630-3171 16254 Colorado Ave. 90723  Tue – Wed

10 am – 8 pm

Thur – Fri

10 am – 6 pm

Sat

10 am – 5 pm

Pasadena Pasadena Senior Center (626) 795-4331 85 East Holly St 91103 Mon –Thur

8 am – 8 pm

Fri

8 am – 4:30 pm

Sat

8:30 am – 3 pm

Pico Rivera City of Pico Rivera (562) 948-4844 9200 Mines Ave. 90660 Mon -Thur

8 am – 5 pm

Fri

8 am – 3 pm

If local temperatures reach 100 degrees the Pico Rivera Senior Center will remain open until 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursdayt
Pomona Palomares Park Community Center (909) 620-2324 499 East Arrow Hwy. 91769 Mon –Fri

10 am – 5 pm

Pomona Washington Community Center (909) 620-2324 865 E. Grand Ave. 91769 Mon –Fri

10 am – 5 pm

Pomona Westmont Community Center (909) 620-2324 1808 West Ninth Street 91769 Mon – Fri

2 pm – 5 pm

Reseda OneGeneration

Senior Enrichment Center

(818) 705-2345 18255 Victory Blvd. 91335 Mon -Fri

7:30 am – 5 pm

Rowland Heights Pathfinder Park (562) 690-0933 18150 E Pathfinder Rd. 91748 Tues – Sun

12 noon – 6 pm

Rowland Heights Rowland Heights Library

Closed for Refurbishment

(626) 912-5348 1850 Nogales Street 91748 Mon – Thur

9 am – 9 pm

Fri

9 am – 6 pm

Sat

9 am – 5 pm

Sun

1 pm – 5 pm

San Dimas San Dimas Senior Citizen/

Community Center

(909) 394-6290 201 E. Bonita Ave. 91773 Mon – Fri

8 am – 5 pm

San Fernando San Fernando Recreation Park (818) 898-1290 208 Park Ave. 91340 Mon – Fri

9 am – 6 pm

San Gabriel Asian Youth Center (626) 309-0622 100 West Clary Ave. 91776 Mon – Fri

9 am – 6 pm

San Pedro San Pedro Service Center (310) 519-6091 769 West Third Street 90731 Mon -Fri

8 am – 5 pm

Santa Clarita Santa Clarita Old Town

Public Library

(661) 259-0750 24500 Main Street 91321 Mon – Thur

9 am – 8 pm

Friday

10 am – 6 pm

Sat

10 am – 5 pm

Sun

1 pm – 5 pm

Santa Clarita Santa Clarita Public Library (661) 250-3301 18601 Soledad Canyon 91351 Mon – Thur

9 am – 8 pm

Fri

10 am – 6 pm

Sat

10 am – 5 pm

Sun

1 pm – 5 pm

Santa Clarita Santa Clarita Public Library (661) 259-8332 23743 West Valencia Bl. 91355 Mon – Thur

10 am – 9 pm

Fri

10 am – 6 pm

Sat

10 am – 5 pm

Sun

1 pm – 5 pm

Santa Clarita Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center (661) 259-9444 22900 Market Street 91321 Mon – Fri

8 am – 4:30p

So. El Monte South El Monte Senior Center (626) 448-0131 1556 Central Ave. 91733 Mon – Fri

8 am – 5 pm

Sat

10 am – 2 pm

(Saturdays is for July & Aug. only)

 

 

South Gate South Gate Senior Center (323) 357-9662 4855 Tweedy Blvd. 90280 Mon -Fri

8 am – 5 pm

Sat – Sun

Call 323 357-9662

 

 

South Pasadena South Pasadena Senior Center (626) 403-7360 1102 Oxley Street 91030 Mon -Fri

8 am – 5 pm

South Pasadena South Pasadena Public Library (626) 403-7340. 1100 Oxley Street 91030 Mon – Wed

11 am – 9 pm

Thur – Fri

10 am – 6 pm

Sat

10 am – 5 pm

Sun

1 pm – 5 pm

Torrance Bartlett Center (310) 320-5918 1318 Cravens Ave. 90501 Mon-Sat

8 am – 4 pm

Sun

12:30 pm – 4 pm

Torrance Katy Geissert Main Library (310) 618-5959 3301 Torrance Blvd. 90503 Mon – Thur

10 am – 9 pm

Fri

10 am – 6 pm

Sat

10 am – 5:30 pm

Westlake Village Westlake Village Library (818) 865-9230 31220 W. Oak Crest Dr. 91361 Tu – Wed

10 am – 8 pm

Thur – Fri

10 am – 6 pm

Sat

10 am – 5 pm

Sun

1 pm – 5 pm

10 am – 8 pm

10 am – 6 pm

10 am – 5 pm

1 pm – 5 pm

Whittier Los Nietos Senior Center (562) 699-9898 11640 E. Slauson Ave. 90606 Mon -Fri

8 am – 5 pm

Whittier Parnell Park Community & Senior Center (562) 567-9450 15390 Lambert Road 90604 Mon – Fri

8 am – 9 pm

Whittier South Whittier Library (562) 946-4415 14433 Leffingwell Road 90604 Mon – Wed

12 pm – 8 pm

Thur

11 am – 6 pm

Fri – Sat

10 am – 5 pm

Whittier Whittier Senior Center (562) 567-9470 13225 Walnut Street 90602 Mon – Fri

8 am – 5 pm

Sat

8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Sun

12 pm – 4 pm

Summer Health Tips

Extreme Heat Safety

  • Stay out of the direct sun. Seek shaded or air conditioned areas such as libraries or malls.
  • Whenever possible, schedule outdoor events, public gatherings, and sporting events early in the morning when it is cooler and the air quality is better.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
  • Wear light-colored, light-weight clothing. Use hats with brims and sunscreen for more protection.
  • The elderly, small children and people with chronic health conditions are more vulnerable to the heat. Call and check on friends, family, and neighbors.
  • Anyone showing signs of heat stroke such as: altered mental state, not sweating, nausea should seek medical attention immediately.

Swim Safely

Swimming is a great way to beat the summer heat and it is a fun way to get exercise. Whether you are swimming in your own backyard pool, in your family or neighbor’s pool, or in a natural body of water, follow these tips to keep this popular summer pastime safe:

  • Never swim alone! Even experienced or strong swimmers might need help.
  • Do not leave young children or non-swimmers unattended.
  • Encourage children and other non-swimmers to use life jackets or other approved flotation devices.
  • Sign up for swimming lessons—you are never too old or too young to learn how to swim!
  • Do not jump or dive into the shallow end of a pool.
  • Keep away from pool drains, pipes, or other openings to avoid entrapments.
  • Always keep a phone nearby.
  • Learn CPR. It’s a lifesaving skill, literally.
  • Install a fence, with self–closing and self–latching gates, around backyard swimming pools. Check local ordinances or laws to make sure you are in compliance.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol before or during swimming and while supervising children.

Beach Safety

  • See the latest beach closures and advisories.
  • If you own a pet, remember to scoop the poop and dispose of it properly. Pet waste can pollute beaches and make people and animals sick. Follow local rules for pets at the beach, including rules for leashes.

Sun Safety

Protect yourself from exposure to the sun’s rays and reduce your risk of sunburn, skin cancer, and heat stress:

  • Apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and both UVA and UVB protection before you go outside, even on cloudy days.
  • Reapply sunscreen after swimming or sweating or after staying outside for more than two hours.
  • Wear clothing, sunglasses, and a hat with a wide brim to protect exposed skin.
  • Seek shade, especially during midday hours.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.

Food Safety

  • Eating out more this summer? View food safety inspection reports for your favorite restaurants.
  • Foodborne illnesses increase in warmer weather. Keep food safe during cookouts and camping trips by handling, preparing, and cooking it properly.

 

Source: http://www.health.ri.gov/seasonal/summer/