Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Kansas City-area cooling centers open; here's where to go

Posted By on Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 9:22 AM

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On Monday, it got all the way up to 100 degrees in the late afternoon. And it's going to be miserably hot for a few days. It bears repeating each year when it gets this unbearable that the heat can freaking kill you if you're not careful. Last summer 40 people in Missouri and 62 people in Kansas died from heat-related causes.

Kansas City-area cooling centers are now open. If you don't have air conditioning, go hang out someplace that does. Playing checkers with strangers in an air-conditioned senior center is always preferable to heat stroke. The locations and hours are listed after the jump. Here's a searchable map of all the centers. And check out Jackson County's tips for avoiding heat-related health problems.

Just remember, the Crown Center fountains are no longer a cooling center.

Jackson County

Blue Springs
Vesper Hall Senior Center
400 N.W. Vesper Rd.
Blue Springs, Missouri 64014
816-228-0181
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Buckner
Buckner Senior Center
611 E. Sibley
Buckner, Missouri 64016
816-650-4018
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Grandview
Booth Manor Senior Center
611 E. 129th St.
Grandview, Missouri 64030
816-966-8300
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Salvation Army
6111 E. 129th St.
Grandview, Missouri 64030
816-966-8300
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Independence
Fairmont Community Center
608 S. Ash
Independence, Missouri 64052
816-254-8334
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Palmer Center
218-A N. Pleasant
Independence, Missouri 64050
816-325-6200
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Roger T. Sermon Community Center
201 N. Dodgion
Independence, Missouri 64050
816-325-7370
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Salvation Army
14700 E. Truman Rd.
Independence, Missouri 64050
816-252-3200
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cold drinks and snacks available.

Lee's Summit
The Lee's Summit VFW Post 5789
329 SE Douglas
Lee's Summit, Missouri 64063
816-525-5789
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Restrooms and kitchen. Lunch is served.

Kansas City
Christ the King Senior Center
8510 Wornall
Kansas City, Missouri 64114
816-363-4888
Hours: Wednesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Don Bosco Senior Center
580 Campbell
Knasas City, Missouri 64106
816-421-3160
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Guadalupe Center
1015 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
816-421-1015
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Hillcrest Community Center
10401 Hillcrest Rd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64134
816-784-7000
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Showers, ice machine and computers available FREE.

Holy Cross Church Senior Center
5106 St. John Ave.
Kansas City, Missouri 64123
816-231-8864
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Mohart Multipurpose Center
3200 Wayne Ave.
Kansa City, Missouri 64109
816-784-4511
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saint Louis Senior Center
5930 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, Missouri 64130
816-333-1204
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Salvation Army Bellefontaine
3013 E. Ninth St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64124
816-483-8484
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cold drinks and snacks available.

Salvation Army Blue Valley
6618 E. Truman Rd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64126
816-241-6488
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Cold drinks and snacks available.

Salvation Army Westport
500 W. 39th St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
816-753-6040
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cold drinks and snacks available.

Oak Grove
Oak Grove Senior Center
1901 Broadway
Oak Grove, Missouri 64075
816-690-8462
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Clay County

Kansas City
Salvation Army Northland
4300 N.E. Parvin Rd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64117
816-452-5663
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cold drinks and snacks available.

Platte County

Kansas City
Line Creek Community Center
5940 N.W. Waukomis Dr.
Kansas City, Missouri 64151
816-513-0760
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, 12:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

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