July 20, 2022



Derek Sands

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Bergen County Opens Additional Cooling Center to Address Heat Index

Hackensack, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announces that the County of Bergen has opened one additional emergency cooling center at the Garfield Senior Activity Center. This brings the total number of county-operated emergency cooling centers to six, in effort help residents stay cool during the current heat wave.

The following locations will operate as emergency cooling centers from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday, July 22nd:

County Administration Building

One Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack, 1st Floor                           (201) 336-7300

*Open Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 if needed*


Garfield Senior Activity Center                                                         (973) 478-0502

480 Midland Avenue, Garfield, NJ 07026


Northwest Bergen Senior Activity Center

46-50 Center Street, Midland Park, NJ                                               (201) 445-5690

Southwest Bergen Senior Activity Center (Boiling Springs)

147 Hackensack Street, East Rutherford, NJ                                       (201) 935-8920         

Bergenfield Senior Center (Brookside Gardens)

293 Murray Hill Terrace, Bergenfield, NJ                                          (201) 387-7212


Bergen County Community Services Building                              (201) 343-6000

327 E Ridgewood Ave, Assembly Room, Paramus, NJ

In addition, several municipalities are designating public spaces such as public libraries, shopping centers, recreation and senior centers as cooling centers. Residents should consider visiting municipal cooling centers before travelling to the County facility to help avoid heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Residents requiring a ride to a County emergency cooling center may call 201-368-5955 x1 during between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Emergency requests may be arranged after hours by dialing 201-707-1082.