As the temperature rises in Scottsdale, a new summer program aims to bring relief to home-bound seniors in need. The “Beat the Heat” initiative will provide essential heat relief items to vulnerable seniors and assist in connecting them with necessary resources.

The program, a collaborative effort between the city of Scottsdale and dedicated volunteers, serves a dual purpose. Firstly, it provides homebound seniors with items to help them stay cool during the sweltering summer months. Secondly, the initiative enables city staff and volunteers to assess the needs of the seniors and connect them with the required resources.

To make the “Beat the Heat” program a success, organizers are relying on generous donations from the community. Donations can be dropped off at the Via Linda Senior Center, 10440 E. Via Linda, through May 26, with collection hours from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In addition to physical donations, monetary contributions are also welcome and will be accepted until May 26. The support of the Scottsdale community is vital in ensuring that the city’s most vulnerable seniors can stay cool and comfortable during the harsh summer months.

For a shopping list or to make a monetary donation, visit For information on how to donate or get involved with the “Beat the Heat” program, contact the city’s Human Services Representative Nakota Cini at 480-312-5811.