PAWTUCKET - To help people keep cool and safe in the current wave of heat, Mayor Donald Grebien is notifying residents of the locations of “cooling shelters” at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, the Pawtucket Police Station, Pawtucket Public Library, the Leon Mathieu Senior Center, Kennedy Manor, St. Germain Manor, and the Blackstone Valley Community Action Program Community Center. These cooling shelters are available to members of the general public who may lack access to air conditioning.
The locations of the cooling shelters are:
Additionally, the pool located at Veterans Park is available and open to the public on Mondays and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The pool is open on all other days from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The entrance fee for use of the pool is $1 dollar. The pool is also a free summer meal site for children from 12:00 -1:30 p.m.
“It’s important that our residents know they have safe and air-conditioned places available to them,” said Mayor Grebien. “Particularly, our elderly population which is often most vulnerable to heat-related illnesses which can potentially be fatal,” Grebien continued. “Please take precautions to stay cool and hydrated.”
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- Mayor Donald R. Grebien