The County announced the opening of its annual Cool Zones program, providing people free, safe, and air-conditioned spaces for residents to escape extreme heat. The program began 20 years ago to give older adults, people with disabilities, and those with health concerns that could be complicated by the effects of extreme heat. The program runs from June 1 through Oct. 31, with sites including all the County’s 33 libraries and other locations.
In addition to providing Cool Zone locations, the County, working with San Diego Gas & Electric, provide free electric fans to older or disabled San Diegans living on limited incomes.
To be eligible for the fan program, county residents must be 60 years old or older, or disabled, living on limited income, must not have access to an airconditioned space at their home or apartment building and unable to travel to a Cool Zone site.
To learn more about the Cool Zone fan program or to request a fan, call 2-1-1 or 1 or visit www.coolzones.org to complete a fan eligibility survey.
City of La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center: 8450 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa
County of San Diego Library Alpine Branch: 1752 Alpine Blvd., Alpine
County of San Diego Library/Borrego Springs Branch: 2580 Country Club Road, Borrego Springs
County of San Diego Library/Campo-Morena Village Branch: 31356 Highway 94
County of San Diego Library/Casa De Oro Branch: 9805 Campo Road, Campo
County of San Diego Library/Crest Branch: 105 Juanita Lane, El Cajon
County of San Diego Library/El Cajon Branch: 201 E. Douglas, El Cajon
County of San Diego Library/Fletcher Hills Branch: 576 Garfield Ave., El Cajon
County of San Diego Library/Julian Branch: 1850 Highway 78, Julian
County of San Diego Library/La Mesa Branch: 8074 Allison Ave., La Mesa
County of San Diego Library/ Lakeside Branch: 12428 Woodside Ave., Lakeside
County of San Diego Library/Lemon Grove Branch: 3001 School Lane, Lemon Grove
County of San Diego Library/ Pine Valley Branch: 28804 Old Hwy 80, Pine Valley
County of San Diego Library/Spring Valley Branch: 836 Kempton Street, Spring Valley
Lakeside Community Center: 9841 Vine Street, Lakeside
Spring Valley Community Center: 8735 Jamacha Blvd., Spring Valley
Grossmont Healthcare District’s Health & Wellness Library: La Mesa
Heritage of the Americas Museum: 12110 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon
Parkway Plaza: 415 Fletcher Pkwy., El Cajon
Salvation Army Senior Nutrition Program: 1011 E. Main Street, El Cajon
Santee United Methodist Church: 8964 N. Magnolia Ave., Santee
For days and hours of operation, visit https://bit.ly/3MUK6nV
For interactive map of CoolZones in your area, visit https://bit.ly/3oM2I1F
Source: East County Californian