Oak Street Health Warming Centers

flierFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11th, 2016

CONTACT
Katie Joy Jastrebski (katiejoy.jastrebski@oakstreethealth.com)

Oak Street Health Serves as Warming Centers for the Elderly Urges Residents to take Safety Precautions during these frigid temperatures

CHICAGO, IL (January 11th, 2016)­­ Increasingly cold temperatures pose a serious threat to health and safety for older adults. In response to freezing temperatures and wintry conditions, Oak Street Health Community Centers will serve as warming centers for older adults to ensure that seniors are safe, warm, and have access to resources and medical services. Centers will be open as warming centers until April 1st, 2016.

Effective immediately, each of the 15 Oak Street Health community centers will serve as warming centers from 9am to 5pm. Oak Street Health community centers are located in Chicagoland in: Portage Park, Edgewater, Bronzeville, Ashburn, Avalon Park, Berwyn, Chicago Avenue, Madison Street, Brighton Park, and Blue Island.
Northwest Indiana seniors can turn to the centers in Gary and Hammond for relief from the temperatures. Additional locations are also open in Indianapolis at their Speedway and Irvington centers. The Oak Street Health location in Rockford will also be serving as a warming center for seniors. Centers will be open to all seniors and offering free coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and entertainment for seniors.

Oak Street Health is a Chicago­based healthcare company that provides medical and social services to seniors on Medicare. Community centers provide daily activities, seminars, and classes for seniors.

To learn more about Oak Street Health please visit www.oakstreethealth.com or call 773-­922-­7884

Warming Centers Locations

Ashburn
3348 W. 87th Street
Chicago, IL 60652
773­768­4471

Avalon Park
1715 E. 95th Street
Chicago, IL 60617
773­768­4437

Berwyn
7000 W. Cermak Road
Berwyn, IL 60402
708­484­8090

Blue Island
3046 W. 127th Street
Blue Island, IL 60406
708­377­7920

Brighton Park
4327 S. Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL 60632
773­242­2370

Bronzeville
4318 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60609
773­285­9304

Chicago Avenue
18 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
773­253­3933

Edgewater
1541 W. Devon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
773­250­5222


Madison Street
3433 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60624
773­242­2299

Portage Park
4848 W. Irving Park
Chicago, IL 60641
773­724­6200

Rockford
301 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
815­668­7810

Hammond
5818 Columbia Avenue
Hammond, IN 46320
219­237­5160

Irvington
6401 E. Washington
Indianapolis, IN 46219
317­808­7085

Speedway
5926 Crawfordsville Road, Unit B
Speedway, IN 46224
317­653­2730

Gary
4900 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408
219­237­5170


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