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6/12/2019 - Cumberland County Cooling Centers for Seniors & Disabled Persons


The Cumberland County Department of Aging and Disabled has established its 2019 Cooling Center Locations as the area begins to see summer temperatures arrive. Executive Director Barbara A. Nedohon announced that Cooling Centers have been created throughout the county including, The Bridgeton Public Library, Charlotte Brago Center (Rosenhayn), Cumberland County Library (Fairfield/Bridgeton), Cumberland County Office on Aging (Bridgeton), Edgar Joyce Center (Seabrook), Fairfield Senior Center (Fairton), Jean Rugenus Senior Center (Bridgeton), Lawrence Senior Center (Cedarville), Louise Moore Senior Center (Haleyville), Maurice River Senior Center (Leesburg), Millville Center, Millville Library, Millville Sharing Center, Vineland Public Library, Vineland Senior Center, Vineland Sharing Center, West Cumberland Senior Center (Hopewell) and the Downe Senior Center (Newport). “Agencies that open their doors to senior citizens and disabled persons during hot weather are known as Cooling Centers”, explained Nedohon. These facilities will operate as “Cooling Centers” when the temperature reaches 90 degrees or above for two consecutive days, or the heat index reaches 100 degrees or above, as a period of heat alert.

Freeholder Musso stated, “We are very pleased to make such a wide array of facilities available throughout our county to help our seniors, our disabled and those with extreme vulnerability to heat, stay cool during the summer months.” “During heat waves, many health conditions are impacted resulting in a worsening of those conditions”, said Freeholder Musso.

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The list is available on Cumberland County’s Website at or can be obtained by calling (856) 453-2220.


Agencies that open their doors to senior citizens and disabled persons during hot weather days are known as “Cooling Centers.” We will accept the definition of two days in a row with above 90 degree temperatures, or above 100 degrees heat index, as a period of heat alert.

What the Office on Aging Does:

• Cooling Centers are publicized with a listing maintained by the Office on Aging and participating Cooling Centers for the information for the public.
• Cooling Centers receive identifying posters which convey to seniors that they are welcome.
• New information on resources such as fan distribution programs, fliers, and/or bulletins will be sent as received from the Office on Aging.
• If desired by participating agencies, a meeting to exchange Cooling Center information and activities may be held at season’s end or beginning.

What Cooling Centers Offer:

• As a participating Cooling Center, there should be a place to sit and rest, minimally, with some reading material available.
• Access to organized activities, television, or other programming is a plus.
• Access to refreshments and items such as bottled water is also a plus.
• There should be a contact person so that it is assured that seniors are welcome and made comfortable.
• Cooling Center posters need to be placed in prominent public view during heat emergencies or heat crises.

The concept of Cooling Centers is not complicated, nor does it require too much effort on the part of a participating Center. It does offer senior citizens and disabled persons options, and it opens the door to creative activities and ideas that encourage the participation of the public in your ongoing programs.



1. Bridgeton Free Public Library
150 E. Commerce Street Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Clevell Roseboro, Director
Tel; 451-2620

Tuesday - Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm
Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm

2. Charlotte Brago Senior Center
736 Landis Avenue
Rosenhayn, NJ 08352
Melissa Exten, Director
Tel: 455-6902

Monday - Wednesday, 10 am to 3:00 pm
Thursday, 10 am to 2 pm

3. Cumberland County Library
800 East Commerce Street Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Susanne Sacchetti, Director
Tel: 453-2210 x 26117

Monday - Wednesday, 10 am to 8 pm
Thursday - Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm

4. Cumberland County Office on Aging & Disabled Outreach Office
800 East Commerce Street Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Caroline Holder, Outreach Program Coordinator
Tel: 453-2220

Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

5. Edgar Joyce Senior Center
1323 Highway 77
Seabrook, NJ 08302
Sherry Dixon, Director
Tel: 451-5649

Monday, 10 am to 12:30 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday, 10 am to 3 pm
Thursday, 10 am to 1:00 pm

6. Fairfield Township Senior Center
70 Fairton-Gouldtown Road
P.O. Box 240 Fairton, N.J. 08320
Florine Jones, Director
Tel: 451-9284 ext. 315

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday - 10 am to 4 pm

7. Jean Rugenus Multi-Purpose Senior Center
(Nutrition Program for the Elderly)
Burt St. & Babe Ruth Rd.
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Jvonna Bard, Site Manager
Tel: 455-4323

Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

8. Lawrence Township Senior Citizen Center
14 Mulford Drive
Cedarville, NJ 08311
Nancy Pizzo, Director
Tel: 447-1000

Monday-Thursday, 10 am to 3 pm

9. Louise Moore Senior Center
8879 Highland Street Haleyville, NJ 08332
Mail address: Port Norris NJ 08349
Cindy Tawes, Director
Tel: 785-9817

Monday - Friday, 10:00 am to 1 pm

10. Maurice River Township Senior Center
590 Main Street
Leesburg, N.J. 08327
Donna Jacoby, Director
Tel: 785-0325

Monday - Friday, 7:30 am to 2:30 pm

11. Millville Center - Genesis HealthCare Corp.
54 Sharp Street
Millville, NJ 08332
Gregory Marks, Administrator
Tel: 327-2700

Sunday - Saturday, 8 am to 8 pm

12. Millville Public Library
210 Buck Street Millville, NJ 08332
Courteney Reece, Director
Tel: 825-7087 ex. 0

Monday - Thursday, 10 am to 7:45 pm
Friday, 10 am to 4:45 pm
Saturdays in June, I 0 am to 3 :45 pm
Saturdays in July & August, Closed
Saturday of Labor Day weekend, Closed

13. Millville Sharing Center (Nutrition Program for the Elderly)
130 South Second Street
Millville, NJ 08332
Whitney Elwell, Site Manager
Tel: 825-8779

Monday - Friday, 9:30 am to 1 pm

14. Vineland Public Library
1058 East Landis Avenue Vineland, NJ 08360
Brandi Grosso, Director
Tel: 794-4244

Monday - Wednesday, 9 am to 7 pm
Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm
Friday, 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm

15. Vineland (Fiorilli) Senior Center
6th & Elmer Streets Vineland, NJ 08360
Mary Barner, Director
Tel: 794-4074

Monday - Friday, 9 am to 4 pm

16. Vineland Sharing Center (Nutrition Program for the Elderly)
Tarkiln Acres Community Hall Tarkiln Drive
Vineland, NJ 08360
Carol Wilson, Site Manager
Tel: 692-8289

Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

17. West Cumberland Senior Center
10 Cassidy Court
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Jean Trembley, Director
Tel: 455-1055

Monday - Friday, 9 am - 3 pm

18. Downe Township Senior Center
288 Main Street
Newport, NJ 08345.
Annette Perry, Director
Tel: 447-3039

Hours scheduled by need & activities


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