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Town Opens 15 Warming Centers

As temperatures continue to dip in the region, Hempstead Town is offering some relief from the bitter cold.

As temperatures remain below freezing, Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray has opened 15 warming centers throughout the township to offer residents some relief from the bitter cold.

Over a dozen senior centers and a town golf clubhouse will be open to the public as warming centers over the next couple of days.

“Frigid temperatures like we are experiencing now are not to be taken lightly,” stated Murray. “If residents need to get out of the cold, we encourage them to visit one of our 15 warming centers located throughout Hempstead Town.”

The following locations will be open as warming centers from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23 and Thursday, Jan. 24 (unless otherwise noted):

  • Baldwin Senior Center, 1810 North Grand Ave., Baldwin
  • Bellmore Senior Center, 2000 Bellmore Ave., Bellmore
  • Cedarhurst Seniors in the Park, Village Hall, 200 Cedarhurst Avenue, Cedarhurst (open until 4:30 p.m.)
  • East Meadow Senior Center, 1485 Front St., 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
  • Hempstead Senior Center, 260 Clinton St., Hempstead (open on Wednesday only)
  • Levittown Senior Center, 555 Newbridge Road, Levittown
  • Merrick Golf Course Clubhouse, 2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick
  • Rosa Parks Senior Center, 2 Babylon Turnpike, Roosevelt
  • Salisbury Senior Center, 460 Salisbury Park Drive, Westbury
  • Uniondale/Hempstead Senior Center, 840 Uniondale Ave., Uniondale
  • Uniondale/Merrick Senior Center, 750 Jerusalem Ave., Uniondale
  • Wantagh Senior Center, 1150 Seamans Neck Road, Wantagh

“No one should be left out in the cold in the midst of such freezing temperatures,” concluded Murray. “The Town of Hempstead strongly urges those in need of heat to visit a warming center near them over the next couple of days.”

paul January 24, 2013 at 01:01 AM
As Kate Murray said: "“No one should be left out in the cold in the midst of such freezing temperatures,” Interesting thought... Whenever she does something she keeps us in the COLD!!!! Just saying......
Florence Trunk January 26, 2013 at 07:39 AM
God bless all those folks left out in this frigid weather. That includes survivors of the Sandy storm, so many still left without heat & hot water! Good to know of these "warming" places, hopefully transportation is available? Also, where do these cold people go after 4:45 pm?? The nights are much colder than the daytime. Maybe there's a list from TOH for night time hours?
paul January 26, 2013 at 02:17 PM
The county offers Operation Warm-Bed: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/dss/newsreleases/2011/11-30-2011.html
paul January 26, 2013 at 02:21 PM
They are warming centers not shelters. However, you made a valid point regarding the hours....... Perhaps Kate Murray and her disciples had some poor planning....... Not surprised..... Maybe Kate's door is open for some homeless in Levittown......???? Just a thought....

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