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As Temperatures Drop Below Freezing, Hempstead Town Opens 15 Warming Centers Through Friday; Councilman D’Esposito Urges Residents to Take Advantage of Free Shelter From the Cold

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In the face of plummeting temperatures, Hempstead Town Councilman Anthony D’Esposito has announced the opening of 15 warming centers throughout America’s largest township from Wednesday, December 27th through Friday, December 29th. Councilman D’Esposito made the announcement at the Oceanside Senior Center – one of the 15 warming centers – and was joined by Councilman Bruce Blakeman, Councilman Dennis Dunne and some local senior citizens taking advantage of the warmth indoors.

“With temperatures dropping below freezing over the next several days, it can be very dangerous to remain outdoors for an extended period of time,” stated Councilman D’Esposito. “That is why we are opening 15 warming centers across the Town of Hempstead, where residents can enjoy some warmth, camaraderie and a hot beverage.”

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

·      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

“This is a great service offered by the Town of Hempstead, as all residents are welcome at any of our 15 warming centers,” said Councilman Blakeman. Added Councilman Dunne, “I am proud to partner with my colleagues on the Hempstead Town Board to offer our residents some relief from the cold weather.”

 “From frostbite to hypothermia and even heart attacks, the health risks of being outdoors in such frigid temperatures are very real,” concluded Councilman D’Esposito. “We urge residents who are looking to get out of the cold to seek shelter at one of the town’s 15 warming centers.”

 


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