Cooling Off and Cooling Center Information

How To Stay Cool At Home

  • Check on relatives and friends, especially the elderly
  • Increase time spent in air-conditioned environments like libraries, malls, and movie theatres
  • Eat smaller meals, more often
  • Take cool bathes
  • Make sure pets have access to water and shade

Cooling Centers

Cooling Centers may be activated during the summer months for individuals who are at risk of heat-related illnesses. Senior Citizens and their families should contact the Prince George's County Department of Family Services Administration on Aging at 301-265-8450 for information and/or assistance.


For more information about heat-related illness, go to:
Tips to Beat the Heat
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Weather Information

Illness Prevention Information

Heat Stress

Prevention Guides