Legacy Park is inviting anyone needing relief from relentless high temperatures to seek shelter at the nursing home.
The facility is air-conditioned, and fans, cold water, and ice are available, Administrator David Scott said.
“We would ask that they call ahead if they plan to eat with us so that adjustments can be made with the kitchen staff,” Scott said. “Other than that, there are no restrictions. If they want to join in the activities with our residents, they are welcome to.
“If not, there are other areas of the building where they can read, watch television, or visit.”
Scott said arrangements could be made for someone on the Legacy Park staff to provide transportation, if needed.
“We will figure out whatever we need to do if there are people in distress because of the heat,” he said. “We want to be a resource for the community.”
Scott has contacted city officials and emergency personnel to make them aware of what Legacy Park can offer. He encourages Peabody residents to be aware of elderly neighbors who might not be using fans or air conditioning because of financial worries.
Another service the home can provide is assistance to anyone who needs oxygen during a long power outage.
“We might not have a private room,” Scott said. “But we can get them a recliner and an oxygen concentrator. We want to be able to meet the needs of Peabody people when a crisis arises.”
Anyone who has questions or is in need of more information is encouraged to contact Legacy Park at 983-2152.