Digits drop, heating centers open

      All of senior centers under the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio will serve as heating centers.

      As temperatures dip into the single digits and below, the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio wants to remind the public that their facilities act as heating centers for older adults who need a place to warm up.

      The Office on Aging has 24 centers in 10 counties: Williams, Lucas, Fulton, Ottawa, Wood, Erie, Defiance, Henry, Paulding and Sandusky. Emilie Owens, emergency coordinator, says each office will stay open during their normal business hours everyday, severe weather pending.

      "The centers close based on school closings, otherwise they're open and act as a place where people can go and warm up. We don't check IDs to make sure people are over 60 and won't turn anyone away, but our facilities primarily serve older adults," she said.

      To keep seniors safe during the cold, the Office on Aging recommends for older adults to stay inside when wind chills fall below zero. If you must go out, the office says to dress in layers and wear a hat, since 40 percent of body heat is lost from the head. Also, drink warm beverages, not alcohol. It narrows blood vessels and can promote frostbite and hypothermia, according to the Office on Aging.

      Heating Centers

      JFS Senior Adult Center

      2700 Pelham Road

      Toledo, OH 43606

      Telephone: 419.531.2119

      Business hours: 9 a.m. â?? 4 p.m.

      Oregon Senior Citizens Center

      Dba James W. Hancock Sr Center

      5760 Bayshore Road

      Oregon, OH 43616

      Telephone: 419.698.7078

      Business hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

      Paulding County Senior Center

      401 E. Jackson Street

      Paulding, OH 45879

      Telephone: 419.399.3650

      Business hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

      Asian Resource Center

      Highland Park Shelter House -

      1865 Finch Street

      Toledo, OH 43609

      Telephone: 419.936.2866

      Business Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

      Henry County Senior Center

      130 E. Clinton Street

      Napoleon, OH 43545

      Telephone: 419.599.5515

      Sandusky County Senior Center

      600 W. State Street

      Fremont, OH 43420

      Telephone: 419.334.8911

      CDC Senior Activities Program

      330 Oak Terrace Blvd.

      Holland, OH 43528

      Telephone: 419.865.2322

      Margaret L. Hunt Senior Center

      2121 Garden Lake Parkway

      Toledo, OH 43614

      Telephone: 419.385.2595

      Senior Centers, Inc.

      2308 Jefferson Avenue

      Toledo, OH 43604

      Telephone: 419.242.9511

      Chester J. Zablocki Senior Center

      3015 Lagrange Street

      Toledo, OH 43608

      Telephone: 419.936.3090

      Eleanor M. Kahle Senior Center

      1315 Hillcrest Avenue

      Toledo, OH 43612

      Telephone: 419.476.2745

      Sylvania Senior Center

      7140 Sylvania Avenue

      Sylvania, OH 43560

      Telephone: 419.885.3913

      Defiance County Senior Center

      700 Jefferson Avenue

      Defiance, OH 43512

      Telephone: 419.782.3233

      Lyman Liggins Senior Center

      Grace Presbyterian Church

      1171 Oakwood Avenue

      Toledo, OH 43607

      Telephone: 419.243.7313, Ext. 111

      J. Frank Troy Senior Center

      1235 Division Street

      Toledo, OH 43602

      Telephone: 419.255.6206

      East Toledo Sr Activities Center

      1001 White Street

      Toledo, OH 43605

      Telephone: 419.691.2254

      Maumee Senior Center

      2430 South Detroit Avenue

      Maumee, OH 43537

      Telephone: 419.893.1994

      Williams County Senior Center

      623 E. Main Street

      Montpelier, OH

      Telephone: 419.633.4317

      Erie County Senior Center

      620 E. Water Street

      Sandusky, OH 44870

      Telephone: 419.626.2560

      Mayores Senior Center

      Two Aurora Gonzales Drive

      Toledo, OH 43609

      Telephone: 419.242.1144

      Wood County Senior Center

      305 N. Main Street

      Bowling Green, OH 43402

      Telephone: 419.353.5661

      Fulton County Senior Center

      240 Clinton Street

      Wauseon, OH 43567

      Telephone: 419.337.9299

      Ottawa County Senior Resources

      8180 W. State Route 163

      Oak Harbor, OH 43449

      Telephone: 1.877.898.6459

      Friendship Park Senior Center

      2930 â?? 131st Street

      Toledo, OH 43611

      Telephone: 419.936.3079

      Know of other centers open during the cold winter days? Leave a comment below.