This year’s Senior Fan Distribution will take place on Wednesday, June 10 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Glassboro Senior Center located at 152 S. Delsea Drive in Glassboro, and at the Gloucester County Senior Services Offices at Budd Boulevard located at 115 Budd Blvd. in West Deptford from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Under the guidelines set forth by the Older Americans Act, fans will be distributed to seniors 60 and above who have low incomes or possess a PAAD or Medicaid card. For more information, please call the Division of Senior Services at (856) 384-6900.

Cooling Centers that will be open during their regular operating hours throughout
the summer include:

Gloucester County Nutrition Site Locations:


Mantua Township Community Center
111 Mercer Ave.
Mantua, NJ 08080
(856) 468 – 4773
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Glassboro Senior Center
152 S. Delsea Dr.
Glassboro, NJ 08028
(856) 881-6610
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Thorofare Fire Hall
Firehouse Road
Thorofare, NJ 08086
(856) 853 – 6496
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Pfeiffer Community Center
301 Blue Bell Street
Williamstown, NJ 08094
(856) 728 – 1140
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Franklin Community Center
1584 Coles Mill Road
Franklinville, NJ 08322
(856) 694 – 1413
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Second Baptist Church
1534 Pine Street
Paulsboro, NJ 08066
(856) 423 – 3387
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Shady Lane Nursing Home
256 County House Road
(856) 224 – 6979
Visiting hours:  8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

GCLS Branches and Summer Hours

Glassboro Branch
2 Center Street
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-2pm

Greenwich Township Branch
411 Swedesboro Road
Gibbstown, NJ 08027
Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-2pm

Logan Township Branch
498 Beckett Road
Logan Township, NJ 08085
Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-2pm

Mullica Hill Branch
389 Wolfert Station Road
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-2pm
Sunday Closed until after Labor Day

Swedesboro Branch
1442 Kings Highway
Swedesboro, NJ 08085
Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am-2pm

To avoid health complications from excessive heat:

·      Drink plenty of water or other non-alcoholic beverages.

·      Make sure children and the elderly are drinking water, and ensure that
persons with mobility problems have adequate fluids in easy reach.

·      If you do not have air conditioning, spend time in air-conditioned places
such as libraries, movies, malls or other public buildings during the hottest hours
of the day.

·      Wear loose and light-colored clothing.  Wear a hat when outdoors.

·      Reduce physical activity or reschedule it for cooler times of the day.

·      Don't leave children, frail, elderly or disabled person, or pets in an
enclosed car -- not even for a minute -- as temperatures can quickly climb to
dangerous levels.

·      Talk to your health care provider about any medicine or drugs you are taking.
Certain medications -- such as tranquilizers and drugs used to treat Parkinson's
disease -- can increase the risk of heat-related illness.

·      Gloucester County seniors may seek shelter from the heat at any of the 6
nutrition sites, county branch libraries or Shady Lane Nursing Home.