Monday, June 9, 2008

Beat the Heat

In very hot weather, please check on family members and neighbors who lack air conditioning. The lobby of our building is air conditioned, so if your apartment is not, go to the lobby. In addition, the City has set up cooling centers. The ones in our neighborhood are at:

Goddard-Riverside Senior Center
593 Columbus Ave.
Phone: (212) 873-6600
Contact: Erika Teutsch
Hours: 8:00 to 5:00
Wheelchair accessible : Yes

Manhattan Valley Senior Center
135 W. 106th St.
Phone: (212) 749-7015
Contact: Ana Nery Cox-Ramos
Hours: 8:00 to 4:00
Extended Hours: Hours may be extended during a heat emergency.
Wheelchair accessible: Yes

Association of Black Social Workers Senior Center
221 W. 107th St.
Phone: (212) 749-8400
Contact: Stephen Adeyinka
Hours: 9:00 to 4:00
Extended Hours: Hours may be extended during a heat emergency.
Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes

Cathedral Towers Senior Center
125 W. 109th St.
Phone: (212) 749-1100
Contact: Janet Brannigan
Hours: 11:00 to 2:00
Extended Hours: Hours may be extended during a heat emergency.
NOT Wheelchair accessible

Stay Cool. Check your neighbors. Stay indoors. Drink lots of water.

The City suggests those of us with air conditioners use them - but to avoid power blackouts, we should set them at 78 degrees.

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