Cooling Centers in Baltimore County

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Cooling Centers in Baltimore County

It's already 102 F in Baltimore County with a heat index of about 120 F according to the weather center.  We're expecting more of the same tomorrow, except hotter.  If you are looking for access to water and bathrooms in a cool environment, then Baltimore County has several "cooling centers" available where you can get relief from the heat.

During the months of May through September, Baltimore County Senior Centers are open to the general public, regardless of age, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m..  Residents who visit these locations to get relief from the heat can watch TV, read a book or sit and relax. For information on the 19 Senior Centers call the Department of Aging Senior Center Information and Assistance line at 410-887-2594.

Baltimore County Public Library  has 17 convenient branches that are also open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the Rosedale, Towson and Woodlawn locations are open Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Residents can cool off while reading a book or enjoying scheduled events at a branch in their community.  For more information on a library branch nearest you or the locations that are open Friday through Sunday, call 410-887-6100.

Other "Cooling" Places

There are other places you can go to cool off in Baltimore County:

  • Community Centers
  • Churches
  • Malls
  • Movie Theaters
  • Museums
  • Neighbor's home with air conditioning
  • Restaurants

Hot Weather Reminders

The combination of high temperatures, humidity and poor air quality constitute a threat, especially to certain groups of people: older adults, children, and people with respiratory or other health problems.  Below are some tips to help you and your family get relief from the heat and stay safe.

  • Never leave a child or pet in an unattended vehicle.
  • Check on elderly or chronically ill family members, friends and neighbors to make sure they are okay.  If you know an elderly person who lives alone, stop in to see them and be sure they are ok and have everything they need.  Maybe bring them a cool drink when you stop by.
  • Visit a cooling center in Baltimore County or consider visiting family, friends or an air-conditioned public building.
  • Stay hydrated with water or fruit juices.
  • Keep your home cool by preparing foods that require minimal cooking.  During the summer I use my George Forman grill a lot and I also have a rice steamer that I'll use to steam vegetables at the same time as I make rice or other grains.  I made a big bowl of tabbouleh salad yesterday that will last us for a few days. 
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing, a hat and sunglasses when outdoors.
  • Use sunscreen and reapply often when spending time in the pool or sweating excessively.  Ladies be sure to use a moisturizer that has sunscreen in it on  your face to protect you from the sun. 
  • Limit outdoor activity when the temperatures and humidity are extremely high.  Fill your gas tank in the mornings or later in the evening. 
  • Make sure you take care of your pets by providing plenty of water and appropriate shelter.
  • Take time to prepare or reevaluate your emergency preparedness kit.  Make sure you have enough water to last you at least three days, a flashlight with extra batteries, candles and a battery-powered radio.

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in Maryland give me a call today and we'll talk about the market conditions and what your home could possibly be worth in today's market place if you are thinking of selling. You can save thousands by listing your home with Advance Realty Professionals If you are considering buying a home, there is no better time than now to buy. The tax savings and wealth building a lone is worth the plunge into todays market.

In keeping with saluting our heroes, during 2011 I am waving administrative fees active duty military, retired military and the families of fallen military, as well as policemen, firemen and emt's. If you enter into a contract by the New Year's eve I will waive the admin fee at settlement. This is a $395 savings. If you are thinking about buying or selling a home give me a call and receive full service real estate assistance from an experienced agent. Our office is open 7 days a week and we can be reached at 410-761-1550/410-744-2100 or I can be reached directly at 410-292-0100.

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If you are thinking of buying or selling an home in  Maryland give me a call at 410-292-0100 or start your search here and we'll talk about the market conditions and what your home could possibly be worth in today's market place if you are thinking of selling. If you are considering buying a home, there is no better time than now to buy. The tax savings and wealth building alone is worth the plunge into todays market.  Century 21 New Millennium is part of the largest nationwide relocation company and can assist with your move here in Maryland or anywhere in the United States or abroad.  Ask me how.

In keeping with saluting our heroes, during 2013 I am waving flat fees for active duty military, retired military and the families of fallen military, as well as policemen, firemen and emt's. If you enter into a contract by the New Year's eve I will waive the flat fee at settlement. This is a $395 savings. If you are thinking about buying or selling a home give me a call and receive full service real estate assistance from an experienced agent. Our office is open 7 days a week and we can be reached at 410-730-8888 or I can be reached directly at 410-292-0100.

June Piper-Brandon ~ Associate Broker, CDPE, CIAS, ePro 

Century 21 New Millennium - #1 Century 21 in the World 

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June, I did not know about the senior centers being open for everyone. Do you think that is the case in Baltimore City.

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