Keeping People Warm, Santino Opens 16 Warming Centers Through Friday

In the face of continuing snow storms and dipping temperatures, Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony J. Santino has responded by opening 16 warming centers in the Town of Hempstead from Wednesday, February 10th through Friday, February 12th.

“Neighbors should not have to suffer in the cold because they don’t have enough heat,” said Santino.  “To make sure residents have shelter from the frosty weather, the town is opening 16 warming centers across the township.”

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

-- 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

 “Helping neighbors combat the cold is the right thing to do,” concluded Santino. “Our 16 senior centers are warm and offer companionship…as well as some hot coffee and tea.  Come on in out of the cold.”