This summer expected to be a hot one, and the County has designated over 100 locations as Cool Zones – places where seniors and others can go to stay cool. For a complete list of Cool Zone locations, visit the website.
The Cool Zones program, initiated by County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, has established a network of Cool Zone sites for seniors and persons with disabilities to escape the extreme heat during the summer. There are more than 115 locations throughout San Diego County. Cool Zones are designated, air-conditioned buildings, identified by a Polar Bear Cool Zone logo.
Aging & Independence Services has partnered with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) on this program since 2001. Low-income, homebound seniors and persons with disabilities can request a free electric fan if they are unable to go to a Cool Zone site. The program also offers 30-day bus passes to qualified individuals who need assistance with transportation in order to get to one of the Cool Zone sites.
This year the Cool Zones program will operate from June 20, 2013 to October 15, 2013. For more information about Cool Zones please call (800) 510-2020 and press “6” after June 20, 2013.