Cooling Centers Open As Temperatures Climb

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With temperatures climbing well into the 90s and heat indexes above 100 degrees this week, cities and towns have opened cooling centers to provide relief from the heat.

Gov. Ned Lamont reminded Connecticut residents they can call 211 for information on cooling centers near them.

“Everyone should take the necessary precautions as the heat rises over the next several days. A few steps can greatly reduce heat-related issues, especially for the elderly, the very young, and people with respiratory ailments who are more susceptible to the effects of high temperatures," Gov. Lamont said.

Here is a list of some of the cooling centers open this week:


Alvin & Beatrice Wood Human Services Center
330 Park Avenue
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Tue. and Wed.)
Masks and social distancing required


Agape House
43 School Street
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Canterbury Town Hall
1 Municipal Drive
9:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.


Colchester Fire Department
52 Old Hartford Road

Craigin Memorial Library
8 Linwood Avenue
10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.


Colebrook EOC
2 School House Road
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


Hall Memorial Library
93 Main Street
Mon. - Thurs. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Senior Center
40 Maple Street
Mon. 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tues. - Thurs. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

North End Senior Center
80 Coventry Street
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

South End Senior and Wellness Center
830 Maple Avenue
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Senior Center
29 Bradley Road
Mon.-Wed. 8:30 am to 4 p.m.

New London

New London Public Library
63 Huntington Street
Tues. 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. & Wed. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Norwalk Public Library Main Branch
1 Belden Avenue
9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

South Norwalk Public Library Branch
10 Washington Street
9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Police Department Community Room
1 Monroe Street
8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.


Putnam Middle School
35 Wicker Street
7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Rocky Hill

Cora J. Belden Library
33 Church Street
Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Calendar House Senior Center
388 Pleasant Street
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Stamford Government Center
888 Washington Boulevard
Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


City Hall Auditorium
140 Main Street
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (through Wednesday)
Masks and social distancing required

Sullivan Senior Center
88 East Albert Street
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (through Wednesday)
60 and up Only
Masks and social distancing required


The Center for Human Development
690 East Main Street
Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

North End Recreation Center
268 North Main Street
Mon.-Thurs. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Waterbury Senior Center
1985 East Main Street
Mon.-Thurs. 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Available to seniors age 60 and older.


Waterford Community Center
24 Rope Ferry Road
8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.


Westport Public Library
20 Jesup Road
Mon.-Sat. 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.


Winchester Town Hall
338 Main Street
Mon.-Wed. 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thurs. 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Fri. 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Unvaccinated people are required to wear mask and maintain social distance.

Blanche McCarthy Senior Center
80 Holabird Avenue
Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
Unvaccinated people are required to wear mask and maintain social distance.


Beardsley and Memorial Library
40 Munro Place
Tues. 10 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Wed. 10 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8:00 p.m.,
Fri. 10 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

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