With temperatures around 100 degrees Fahrenheit, Elders and people with disabilities may experience more difficulty than others. There are many cooling centers around the state where you can seek relief from the heat. Use the list below, or online, or check with your local municipal offices, Fire Station or Red Cross for more information.
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New Hampshire Cooling Centers
ALLENSTOWN – Allenstown Police Department
ALTON – Alton Senior Center – 8:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday
ATKINSON – Atkinson Senior Center – 9:00am-2:00pm Monday-Friday
BERLIN – Berlin Senior Center 7:30am-3:30pm Monday-Friday
BRISTOL – Bristol Area Senior Center – 8:00am-2:00pm Monday-Friday
BROOKLINE – Safety Complex – 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday
CANAAN – Mascoma Area Senior Center – 10:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday
CHARLESTOWN – Charlestown Senior Center – 10:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday
CLAREMONT – Claremont Senior Center (Acer Heights) – Noon-7:00pm Thursday
CLAREMONT – Union Episcopal Church (Old Church Rd.) – Noon-7:00pm Wednesday
CLAREMONT – Earl Bourdon Center (Maple Ave.) – 8:30am-4:30pm Thursday
CONCORD – Library (45 Green St.) – 9am-5:30pm Wednesday
CONCORD – Fire Headquarters – 11am-5pm Wednesday
DERRY – Marion Gerrish Community Center – 8am-10pm Tuesday
HANOVER – Richard Black Rec. Center – 9:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday
HENNIKER – White Birch Senior Center – 8:00am-5:30pm Monday-Friday
HOPKINTON – Slusser Senior Center – 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
LACONIA – Laconia Senior Center – 8:30am-4:00pm Monday-Friday
LEBANON – Lebanon Library (9 East Park St.) – 10am-8pm
LEBANON – Upper Valley Senior Center (10 Campbell St.) – 9:00am-4:00pm Wed
& Thurs. (Seniors only)
LITTLETON – Littleton Area Senior Center – 8:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday
LONDONDERRY – Londonderry Senior Center 7:30am-2:30pm Mon & Wed-Fri,
MANCHESTER – William B. Cashin Senior Center (151 Douglas St) – 8am-5pm
MANCHESTER – Manchester City Library (405 Pine St) – 8:30am-8:30pm Mon,
Tues, Thurs; 8:30am-5:30pm Wed & Fri
NASHUA – Senior Activity Center – 9:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday,
NEWBURY – Town Office
NEW LONDON – Chapin Senior Center – 9:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday
NEW LONDON – Tracy Memorial Library
NORTH CONWAY – Gibons Center of Senior Services 8:00am-4:00pm
NORTH HAVERHILL – Horsemeadow Senior Center – 8:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday
ORANGE – Orange Emergency Operations Center
PELHAM – Pelham Senior Center – 8:00am-2:00pm Monday-Friday
PLAISTOW – Plaistow Public Library – 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday
PLYMOUTH – Plymouth Regional Senior Center – 7:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday
PORTSMOUTH – Wentworth Connections Community Center for people aged 60+
(127 Parrott Ave.) – open until 4 pm
For transportation, call 431-8677
PORTSMOUTH – Portsmouth Public Library (175 Parrot Ave) open until 9pm
Mon-Thurs, & until 5:30pm on Fri & 5pm Sat.
PORTSMOUTH – Portsmouth Senior Citizens Center – 8:00am-4:00pm
ROCHESTER – Public Library (65 South Main St.) – 9am to 8:30pm – Thursday
& 9am- 5pm Fri
ROCHESTER – City Hall Council Chambers (31 Wakefield St.) – 8am-5pm – Fri
SALEM – Salem Senior Services / Ingram Senior Center – 8:30am-4:30pm
SOMERSWORTH – Library (25 Main St.) – 9:00am-8:30pm Wed, 9:00am-5:30pm
Thurs & Fri, 9am-1pm Sat
SOMERSWORTH – Somersworth Filion Senior Center – 8:00am-4:00pm
NEVER leave a child, disabled person, elderly person or pet in a closed car on a hot, sunny day!
CLEAN air conditioner filters and ducts frequently.
KEEPING windows closed and curtains, blinds or shades drawn may keep warmer temperatures out during the daytime, opening windows during cooler hours may allow cooler air in.
AVOID strenuous physical activities during the warmer hours. If you must be active during extreme heat, have someone with you or scheduled to check on you frequently.
AVOID using electrical appliances during the warmer daytime hours. They may heat up your home and power usage may cause brownout.
STAY on lower levels of buildings as much as possible during hotter weather.
VISIT friends, relatives & businesses with air conditioning if you don’t have it.
CHECK on friends, relatives, neighbors who are elderly or disabled.
WEAR loose, light weight and light-colored clothing.
COVER entire body when out in the sunlight for protection from the sun.
WEAR a lightweight hat for shade of the head.
USE adequate SPF sun-protection outside.
DRINK plenty of water.
AVOID sweetened, caffeinated or alcoholic beverages. If you must restrict fluid intake, check with your physician about possibly chewing ice.