GLENDALE (  —  With a heat wave on the horizon, Glendale on Thursday announced a series of cooling centers that would open through the weekend.

The Community Services and Parks Department will open three community centers to serve as cooling stations for seniors in addition to holding regular events.

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All of the facilities are equipped with board and card games, television, and will provide ice water for visitors.

If you have to be outdoors, you’re advised to take special precautions. These include avoiding the sun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. when rays are strongest, reduce physical activity, wear light-colored and light weight clothing and avoid heavy protein-ladened meals. Also, drink plenty of fluids and wear a wide-brimmed hat. You’re also advised to stay in the shade as much as possible.

Also keep pets indoors (give them shady areas if they also have to be outside) and give them plenty of water.

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Cooling Center Locations & Hours:

Adult Recreation Center
201 E. Colorado
(818) 548-3775
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sparr Heights Community Center
1613 Glencoe Way
(818) 548-2187
Friday and Saturday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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Pacific Community Center
501 South Pacific Avenue
(818) 548-4098
Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.