WOONSOCKET, R.I.; With an anticipated heatwave approaching this week Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and Woonsocket Emergency Management are urging residents to take special precautions and note the availability of the established Cooling Center locations and hours in order to assist individuals if needed.

Woonsocket Senior Center: 84 Social Street

  • • Monday-Friday: 8 AM- 4PM

Woonsocket Harris Public Library: 303 Clinton Street

  • • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9 AM-9 PM
  • Tuesday & Friday: 9AM-5 PM

Mount Saint Charles Hockey Arena: 800 Logee Street

  • Monday-Friday: 8 AM-4 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday: 9 AM-12 PM

Woonsocket Police Station/ Lobby Area 242 Clinton Street

  • • Weekends and Library/Senior Center Off Hours

Residents should be aware that the elderly, infants, and anyone with chronic health conditions may be more likely to suffer from heatrelated illnesses. If you experience extreme conditions call 911. In addition, remember to monitor the activity of all pets and to keep them safe, cool and hydrated. Frequently check on family, friends and neighbors.

  • Remember to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of cool water throughout the day and avoid caffeine and alcohol. Decrease strenuous outdoor physical activity
  • If you must exercise or work outdoors do so in the morning when temperatures are potentially cooler. Stay cool by utilizing ceiling fans, box fans or air conditioning units that provide air circulation