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Cooling Centers in Washington Heights-Inwood

Submitted by Get Healthy Heights on July 10, 2017 at 9:12am.
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Extreme heat during the summer is a serious health concern in New York City. Being exposed to high temperatures for too long can affect your health—it can even cause death. Children, seniors, people with heart disease, and people taking certain medications are at risk for getting sick from the heat. A heat wave is defined as at least three days in a row with high temperatures of at least 90°F. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene puts out a health advisory when the temperature reaches 95°F to 99°F for at least two days in a row. To help New Yorkers stay cool and healthy during heat waves, the City opens cooling centers. Cooling centers are air conditioned locations inside public community centers, senior centers, and public libraries. They are open late and on Saturdays and Sundays when the temperatures are very high at night and on the weekends. Cooling centers are free to use and are open to everyone. Keep cooling centers in mind when your air conditioner gives out or when you need relief from the summer heat. Cooling Centers in Washington Heights – Inwood COTHOA LUNCHEON CLUB SENIOR CENTER 2005 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10032 (212) 781-6580 DYCKMAN SENIOR CENTER 3754 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10034 (212) 569-7790 MORIAH SENIOR CENTER 90 Bennett Avenue, New York, NY 10033 (212) 923-5715 RIVERSTONE SENIOR LIFE SERVICES 99 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032 (212) 927-5600 S.T.A.R. SENIOR CENTER 650 West 187th Street, New York, NY 10033 (212) 781-8331 YM-YWHA OF WASHINGTON HEIGHTS – INWOOD SENIOR CENTER 54 Nagle Ave, New York, NY 10040 (212) 569-6200

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