The Wilsonville Public Library is one of several “cooling centers” in Clackamas County during this weekend’s predicted heat wave of temperatures in the high 90s that may reach 100º. This Saturday and Sunday the Library will open at 10 a.m. and have extended hours with air conditioning until 8 p.m.; otherwise, the normal closing time on Saturdays and Sundays is 6:00 p.m.
The Wilsonville Public Library is located at 8200 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville 97070; and maybe contacted at 503-682-2744; www.WilsonvilleLibrary.org.
Additionally, Brookdale Wilsonville Senior Community, 8170 SW Vlahos Drive, Wilsonville, is open as a cooling station for the general public seven days a week, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., when temperatures reach 90 degrees or more.
For a complete, up-to-date list of cooling centers in Clackamas County, see www.clackamas.us/pressreleases/pr20160602c.html.
Clackamas County health officials recommend taking the following precautions to avoid heat-related health issues:
• Avoid the sun and strenuous activity, especially 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
• If possible, go to an air-conditioned building for several hours during the hottest parts of the day. Participate in activities that will keep you cool, such as going to the movies, shopping at the mall, or cooling off at a pool or beach.
• Wear a wide-brimmed hat and light-colored, lightweight and loose-fitting clothes.
• Set your air conditioner. If you don’t have air conditioning, take a cool shower twice a day and visit a public air-conditioned facility.
• Drink plenty of fluids, even if you are not thirsty. Avoid alcohol and caffeine. Those on fluid-restricted diets or taking diuretics should first consult their physician.
• Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 14 if planning on sun exposure.
• Stay in shaded areas whenever working outdoors.
• Check on older adults or persons with disabilities in your community who may need help coping with the heat.
• Be sure your pets have plenty of water and shaded areas.
Cooling Centers in Clackamas County listed alphabetically by name as of June 3:
Brookdale Wilsonville Senior Community8170 SW Vlahos Drive, Wilsonville 97070503-682-0653The Fireside Room is open to the general public seven days a week,10 a.m.-5 p.m. when temperatures reach 90 degrees. Water is available.
Canby Adult Center1250 S. Ivy St, Canby 97013503-266-2970Open to the public Monday-Friday during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Clackamas Service Center8800 SE 80th Ave., Portland 97206503-771-7914Open to the public on Friday from 2-6 p.m., Saturday from 4:30-9:30 p.m. Please call for Sunday hours. Meals and other services available.
Damascus Community Church14251 SE Rust Way, Damascus 97089503-658-3179Open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m. when temperatures reach 90 degrees, and on Sunday, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Estacada Community Center200 SW Club House Drive, Estacada 97023503-999-7062Please call for hours.
Lake Oswego Adult Community Center505 G Ave., Lake Oswego 97034503-635-3758Open to the public Monday -Thursday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 pm, Saturday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please call for updates as hours change depending on events.
My Father’s Heart Street Ministry 603 12th St., Oregon City 97045503-722-9780May be open if temperatures hit 100 degrees, call to confirm.
Wilsonville Public Library Cooling Center8200 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville 97070503-682-2744Open normal business hours. The library will stay open until 8 p.m. if temperatures reach 100 degrees. Please call the library or check the website (www.wilsonvillelibrary.org) for information.
For more information, members of the public may contact Clackamas County Human Services Supervisor Erika Silver at 503-650-5725.