Heatwave resources

Oregon is experiencing higher temperatures than normal, and we know that may be a concern. Read below for immediate options, as well as resources for the future. See below for information about:

  • Cooling centers and transportation.
  • Tips for staying cool.
  • Information about other help like air conditioners, etc.

Cooling shelters

There is one cooling shelter in our area:

  • Medford: Medford Senior Center, 510 E Main Street, noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
  • Medford: Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue, noon to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday.
  • Talent: Talent Community Center, 110 E. Main Street, 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Pets are welcome.
  • All Jackson County public libraries are open normal hours. Visit their website for details.

Transportation options

If you don’t have access to transportation, our transportation partner may be able to help you get to a cooling shelter. Please call them directly:

  • TransLink: 888-518-8160

Tips for staying cool

Here are some tips for staying cool during the heatwave:

  • Close all of your blinds.
  • Put damp, cool cloths on your face, under your arms and on the back of your neck.
  • Take cool baths. If it gets too hot, consider going to a cooling center.

Other assistance

*In a heat wave event, supplies such as fans and air conditioners are limited. If you need immediate relief from the heat, the best option is to get to a cooling shelter.

We may be able to help you with future needs like air conditioners, fans or help paying your electric bill. Our Rapid Response Team will be glad to talk with you about options for future needs like these. You can reach them at 541-227-2280.

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