Fulton County Senior Facilities Serve as Cooling Centers on Weekdays during Extreme Heat | Print |

Fulton County’s Aging and Youth Services Department, Senior Multipurpose Facilities are open to serve as Cooling Centers for seniors in need of a cooler environment. The facilities are available to ensure the health and safety of seniors during extreme heat.

The four Senior Multipurpose Facilities are available from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to seniors living in Fulton County. Aging and Youth Service staff members urge seniors without air conditioning to visit one of the four Senior Multipurpose Facilities.

Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Facility
6500 Vernon Woods Dr.
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
404-613-4900 (Office)

H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility
2885 Church Street
East Point, GA 30344
404-762-4821 (Office)

Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility
677 Fairburn Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30331
404-613-8580 (Office)

Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility
515 John Wesley Dobbs
Atlanta, GA 30312
404-523-3353 (Office)

The Atlanta Fulton County Emergency Management Agency (AFCEMA) offers the following tips to help seniors and County residents to cope with extreme heat:

    1. Stay indoors in air-conditioned spaces as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun.
    2. Dress in loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothes that cover as much skin as possible.
    3. Familiarize yourself with the medical conditions that can result from over-exposure to heat, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke to help lessen health threats and harm.
    4. Avoid strenuous work during the warmest part of the day. Use a buddy system when working in extreme heat and take frequent breaks.
    5. Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles.
    6. Make sure pets have plenty of water and shade. Be careful not to over-exercise them and keep them indoors when it's extremely hot.

Additional Heat Safety Guidelines

Closely monitor a local radio station, TV station or NOAA Weather Radio for the latest information on excessive heat watches and warnings. For more information about .Emergency Preparedness in Fulton County, contact AFCEMA at 404-730-5600.

Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability, including communications in an alternative format, should contact the Disability Liaison at 404-613-7944. To obtain Georgia Relay Access, citizens should dial 711.