Bronx seniors vulnerable during frigid weather
Bronx seniors are bracing for another blast of cold air that's set to hit by Tuesday night.
For the elderly, cold temperatures could create a life or death situation. Officials urge seniors to stay indoors if they can, but many rely on getting meals and entertainment at local senior centers. The problem is even getting to the bus in order to get to the centers can be tough.
The director of the Baychester Senior Center says the centers are a lifeline for the elderly. At the center they receive breakfast and lunch, and they can play games and socialize.
For seniors who are stuck at home and need a warm place to go, they can contact 311 and the operators will put them in touch with the Department of Aging.