72
      Sunday
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      Monday
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      Tuesday
      87 / 66

      Extreme cold a serious threat to the elderly

      For information about heating centers in Toledo contact the Area Office on Aging at 419-382-0624.

      For many years Toledo city councilwoman Theresa Gabriel worked at organizations that served Toledo's elderly population. As Northwest Ohio braces itself for another polar vortex, Gabriel's thoughts turn to the elderly. "I think of the seniors who are ill and all by themselves which is why neighbors must pitch in and look out for each other," Ms. Gabriel said.Senior citizens who may be having problems with the heat in their homes can call the Economic Opportunity Planning Association at 419-242-7304.Councilwoman Gabriel says seniors have the option to go to a heating center during the upcoming cold snap. "It's a serious situation; we have had a really, really cold January," Ms. Gabriel said.For information about heating centers in Toledo contact the Area Office on Aging at 419-382-0624.