Hempstead Town Opens 16 Warming Centers as Dangerously Cold Temperatures Expected Throughout the Week

Anticipating temperatures in the teens and twenties with below-zero wind chills, Supervisor Kate Murray has announced the opening of 16 warming centers in the Town of Hempstead from Wednesday, January 7th through Friday, January 9th.

“The Town of Hempstead strongly urges residents who do not have access to adequate heat to seek shelter at one of the town’s 16 warming centers this week,” stated Murray. “Excessive cold temperatures can be dangerous for anyone, especially seniors, who may have a hard time regulating their body temperature.”

The following locations will be open as warming centers from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday:

-- Baldwin Senior Center, 1810 North Grand Avenue, Baldwin

-- Bellmore Senior Center, 2000 Bellmore Avenue, Bellmore

-- Cedarhurst Seniors in the Park, 200 Cedarhurst Avenue, Cedarhurst (open until 4:30 p.m.)

-- East Meadow Senior Center, 1485 Front Street, East Meadow

-- Elmont Senior Center, 138 Elmont Road, Elmont

-- Franklin Square Senior Center, 1182 Martha Place, Franklin Square

-- Green Acres Senior Center, 400 Flower Road, Valley Stream

-- Levittown Senior Center, 555 Newbridge Road, Levittown

-- Merrick Senior Center, 2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick

-- Oceanside Senior Center, 2900 Rockaway Avenue, Oceanside

-- Rosa Parks Senior Center, 2 Babylon Turnpike, Roosevelt

-- Salisbury Senior Center, 460 Salisbury Park Drive, Westbury

-- Uniondale/Hempstead Senior Center, 840 Uniondale Avenue, Uniondale

-- Uniondale/Merrick Senior Center, 750 Jerusalem Avenue, Uniondale

-- Wantagh Senior Center, 1150 Seamans Neck Road, Wantagh

In addition, the Hempstead Senior Center, 260 Clinton Street, Hempstead will be open on Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.