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Elmont, Long Island, New York 11003

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7:30 PM



ToH Opens Cooling Centers

Beat The Heat! Town Opens Cooling Centers, Extends Pool Hours During Heat Wave

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray in deference to the second great heat wave of the summer, announced today a two-pronged approach to help residents "beat the heat." The Town will open cooling centers at fourteen (14) senior centers and extend the hours of operation at many pools across the Town.

"Temperatures are soaring into the 90's and many people don't have air conditioning," said Murray. "This type of heat can pose serious health risks especially for seniors and very young children. We need to work to protect the health and comfort of local residents."

The cooling centers will be open Thursday and Friday, July 17 and 18, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. The facilities are air-conditioned and there are even activities that will provide an opportunity for residents to interact and enjoy each other's company, all while avoiding the scorching temperatures, "very high" UV indexes, and the health risks that accompany them. Cooling centers open to the public include:


Baldwin Senior Center, 1810 N. Grand Ave., Baldwin, 546-7110
Bellmore Senior Center, 2000 Bellmore Ave., Bellmore, 221-9696
Cedarhurst Village Hall, 200 Cedarhurst Ave., Cedarhurst, 295-1177
East Meadow Senior Center, 1485 Front St., East Meadow, 794-2458
Elmont Senior Center, 138 Elmont Rd., Elmont, 354-4777
Franklin Square Senior Center, 1182 Martha Pl., Franklin Square, 328-3010
Green Acres Senior Center, 400 Flower Rd., Valley Stream, 872-8810
Levittown Senior Center, 555 N. Newbridge Rd., Levittown, 433-5454
Merrick Senior Center, 2550 Clubhouse Rd., Merrick, 868-4777
Oceanside Senior Center, 2900 Rockaway Ave., Oceanside, 766-8888
Rosa Parks Senior Center, 2 Babylon Tpke., Roosevelt, 867-1612
Uniondale-Hempstead Senior Center, 840 Uniondale Ave., Uniondale, 292-1313
Uniondale-Merrick Senior Center, 750 Jerusalem Ave., Uniondale, 538-5050
Wantagh Senior Center, 1150 Seamans Neck Rd., Wantagh, 785-8505

The following Hempstead Town pools will be open an additional hour on Thursday and Friday, until the closing time stated below:

Averill Blvd. Pool - 9:00 p.m.
Hewlett Point Pool - 9:00 p.m.
Newbridge Rd. Pool - 9:00 p.m.
Oceanside Pool - 9:00 p.m.
Forest City Pool - 8:00 p.m.
Rath Pool - 8:00 p.m.
Harold Walker Memorial Park Pool - 8:00 p.m.
Levittown 9 Joint District Pools - 8:00 p.m.
Town Park at Malibu - 8:00 p.m.
Roosevelt Pool - 7:00 p.m.
Town Park at Sands - 7:00 p.m.

Lifeguard coverage at town beaches is also getting a one-hour extension, closing at 7:00 p.m.

"Residents should remember that the heat hits the very young and the elderly particularly hard," concluded Murray. "And, while we in town government are taking the steps necessary to keep our residents safe and healthy, they, too, should do their part and check in on elderly neighbors who are at high risk for dehydration, heat exhaustion, or even heat stroke. Together, we can beat the heat."

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