Santino Opens 16 Warming Centers for Hempstead Town Ahead of Forecasted Freezing Temperatures

Anticipating temperatures in the low thirties and upper twenties, Supervisor Anthony J. Santino announced the opening of 16 warming centers in the Town of Hempstead from Monday, January 4th through Tuesday, January 5th.

“I strongly urge residents who do not have adequate heat to seek shelter at one of the town’s 16 warming centers,” stated Santino. “Freezing temperatures can be dangerous for everyone, especially seniors, who may have a hard time regulating their body temperature and staying warm.”

The following locations will be open as warming centers from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday:

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

-- Bellmore Senior Center, 2000 Bellmore Avenue, Bellmore

-- Cedarhurst Senior Center, 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

-- Hempstead Senior Center, 260 Clinton Street, Hempstead

-- 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

 “We are eager to help our neighbors combat the cold,” concluded Santino. “Our 16 senior centers are warm and offer companionship…as well as some hot coffee and tea.”