Summer temperatures reach intolerable levels in Arizona, quickly creating dangerous conditions for anyone without relief from the heat. At SCP, we work closely with the Via Linda Senior Center, helping Scottsdale homebound seniors find ways to stay cool during the summer.
Beat the Heat in Scottsdale
As part of our mission to the residents of Scottsdale that need assistance, along with the Via Linda Senior Center, we have created the Beat the Heat program. Beat the Heat is another way we are helping Scottsdale homebound seniors that are low income and are isolated, living alone and disabled.
Ensuring our seniors in need are taken care of when temperatures rise prevents heat-related illnesses or death and allows our counselors to evaluate the areas and demand of services in our community.
We begin collecting Beat the Heat donations in April and distribution of the senior summer relief packages begins in June. Beat the Heat care packages consist of summer heat relief items that will benefit Scottsdale homebound seniors. These donated items can vary from bottled water to mini fans to keep cool.
Helping Scottsdale Homebound Seniors
Any individual or organization is encouraged to take part in this life-saving summer care package for our isolated or disabled low-income seniors throughout the Scottsdale community. Wish list items for the Scottsdale Beat the Heat program can be found below and are not limited to items noted.
Beat the Heat Wish List Items
- Bottled Water
- Nutritional Supplement DrinksEnsure
- Bolthouse Farms
- Electrolyte-Enhanced DrinksGatorade
- Individually-Packaged Snacks (Healthier Options, Please)Pretzels
- Trail Mix
- Protein Bars
- Unused Personal Hygiene ItemsToothbrushes
- Body Wash
- Hand/Bar Soap
- Books of United States Postal Stamps
- Grocery Store Gift Cards
- Mini Fans
- Reusable Ice Packs
- Baseball Hats
- Spritzer Bottles
- Reusable/Washable Water Bottles
- Personal Coolers
Whether volunteering or donating to be part of this essential program to prevent critical summer heat situations with our low-income seniors, choosing to do so can be the difference between life and death. We thank you for your support!
Any donations or donated items can be dropped off at the Via Linda Senior Center located at 10440 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale 85258. For questions about Beat the Heat and other life-changing services we provide, call Scottsdale Community Partners at 480-312-2224 or the Via Linda Senior Center at 480-312-5810.
View the City of Scottsdale’s quarterly Senior Events and Services newsletter for more great senior-focused programs, classes, events, and activities!