Thursday, July 5th, 2007 at 11:42 am in Lafayette.
A county list showing the Lafayette Senior Center as a cooling center is incorrect, city officials said Thursday morning.
Lafayetteâ€™s one-room Senior Center lacks a full-time staff, which is needed to supervise seniors who might show up to heed a statewide request for energy conservation while staying cool as temperatures rise, said Jennifer Russell, parks and recreation director. Supervision is key, particularly in a medical emergency.
â€śWe are asking people to be creative and think of other air conditioned facilities like the library, shopping malls,â€ť Russell said. â€śWe donâ€™t even have a TV in there.â€ť
Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 102 degrees this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
For a list of other senior centers that are serving as cooling centers, click here.
â€” Katherine Tam