North Hempstead offers early senior walking hours

The Island Now

North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board have announced that North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington will have early opening hours for senior residents this summer.

The park will open weekdays at 8 a.m. for senior residents, and no lifeguards will be on duty until 9 a.m.

“It is important to us that our senior residents always have options to remain active,” said Bosworth. “Our early hours provide a wonderful opportunity for our seniors to exercise when the weather is cooler and avoid the extreme heat that can come during the middle of the day. We invite you to come visit our park for a leisurely stroll and take in the scenic views of the beach.”

The following tips may help you stay cool and comfortable all summer long:

Stay well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
Wear clothing that is light-colored, lightweight, loose and absorbent. Cotton is a good choice.
Eat fruits and vegetables to replace nutrients.
Wear a wide-brimmed hat when going outdoors.
Take cool baths and shower once or twice a day.
Limit caffeine and alcoholic drinks.
Check the daily heat index in the newspaper to alert you to risk of heat-related illness.

For more information, please call 311.

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