EOCCO will provide free rides to EOCCO members during this heat wave. The summer heat wave can be dangerous. We at EOCCO can help. Members can now get free rides to cooling stations.
Call our Non-Emergent Medical Transportation (NEMT) team at 1-877-875-4657 to schedule a ride.
Cooling centers in Malheur County are:
Origins Faith Community’s New Hope Day Shelter, 312 NW 2nd St., Ontario
Four Rivers Cultural Center, 676 SW 5th Ave., Ontario
Helping Older Adults in Your Community
During hot weather, think about making daily visits or phone calls to older relatives and neighbors. Remind them to drink lots of water or juice, as long as their doctor hasn’t recommended other steps because of a pre-existing condition. If there is a heat wave, offer to help them go somewhere cool. These can be places like air-conditioned malls, libraries, or senior centers. Or offer a ride in an air-conditioned car.
Heat-related illness can sneak up on people and bring a risk of fainting. Checking in is a great idea.
To connect with senior services in your area, reach out to the Aging & Disability Resource Connection of Oregon: https://www.adrcoforegon.org/consumersite/index.php
Public Information Officer
Malheur County Health Department