NEW YORK, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Staff members of the Centers for Specialty Care Group nursing home therapy consortium abruptly left their desks this morning to bring New York City residents a much-needed reprieve from the devastating summer heat by setting up three cooling stations open to all. The staff at Centers (http://www.CFSCGOnline.com) has equipped each station with a tent, chairs, and free water to offer New Yorkers, and seniors in particular, the chance to cool off and rehydrate.
The cooling stations are located at the TKTS Discount Booth on 47th Street and Broadway in Times Square; Union Square; and Central Library at Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza.
"In bustling New York City, temperatures in the nineties and above are at best inconvenient and at worst pose a risk to public health. After experiencing the scorching heating this morning ourselves, the Centers for Specialty Care Group team was eager to work together to provide relief to the community," said Jason Y. Newman, the Corporate Director of Marketing and Business Development at the health consortium.
Hot summer temperatures put senior citizens particularly at risk, Newman notes, as they are more vulnerable to developing hyperthermia, a condition where, after being exposed to high temperatures, the body becomes unable to regulate its core temperature. Symptoms of hyperthermia include heat stroke, dizziness, cramping, and fatigue, but keeping cool, staying hydrated, and avoiding strenuous physical activity can help to beat the heat and reduce the risk of developing the condition.
Led by CEO Kenny Rozenberg, Centers for Specialty Care Group operates a range of multi-specialty nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and rehab centers in New York City, Upstate New York, and New Jersey. The health consortium additionally encompasses programs for adult day care and at-home health services to cater to seniors in need of various levels of assistance.
To receive more information about the cooling stations, contact Jason Y. Newman at JasonN [at] centersforcare.org.
To learn more about Centers for Specialty Care Group or Ken Rozenberg, call (718) 559 0699 or visit the NYC rehabilitation and nursing consortium online at http://www.CFSCGOnline.com. Centers for Specialty Care group is additionally active on Twitter and Facebook at http://twitter.com/CFSCGOnline and http://www.facebook.com/CFSCGOnline.
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SOURCE Centers for Specialty Care Group