To kick off the month of April, Supervisor Kate Murray and Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad are working to safeguard senior citizens by bringing the town’s popular Senior I.D. Program to the Freeport Memorial Library (144 West Merrick Road) on Wednesday, April 1st from 11AM to 2PM. The event will be hosted by New York State Senator Michael Venditto.
Murray and Ahmad urge senior citizens to take part in this free program that will provide them with a useful wallet-sized identification card. Hempstead Town’s Senior ID card includes contact information, medications, allergies and other related details that could assist emergency personnel if a medical situation arises.
“Providing important life-enhancing programs for senior citizens is a priority for us at Hempstead Town,” Murray said. “The Senior ID program is one way our town is doing its part in safeguarding seniors during emergencies, while providing them with helpful identification cards that could also be used for other convenience purposes.”
“Working with Supervisor Murray, we continue to help more and more of our township’s senior citizens by providing them with this free I.D. card,” Ahmad said. “The I.D. card provides our golden age neighbors with an extra form of identification that can be especially important during emergencies.”
The Senior I.D. Card Program is administered by town staff, utilizing five computers and pre-printed forms. Experts from the Town Clerk’s Office provide instruction, answer questions and assist senior citizens in completing forms. Participants will be furnished with a laminated wallet-sized I.D. card, as well as a larger 8-1/2 x 8 document that can be displayed on the refrigerator door. Hempstead Town provides the service free-of-charge, and no records are kept by the town once an I.D. card has been created.
“These ID cards include vital details, including contact information, medications, allergies, and other related information that could be especially important during a medical situation or another emergency,” Murray said. “What’s more, seniors can also display their I.D. cards to redeem many of the discounts that are available to them. I encourage our golden age neighbors to take advantage of this free service offered by the Town of Hempstead.”
For a complete listing of dates and locations for Hempstead Town’s Senior I.D. Card Program, contact the Town Clerk’s Office at (516) 812-3032 or visit www.toh.li/town-clerks-office.