Supervisor Kate Murray and Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad are bringing the Town of Hempstead’s Senior Identification Program to the Uniondale Public Library (400 Uniondale Avenue, Uniondale) on Thursday, April 2nd from 11AM to 2PM. Seniors who participate in this program will go home with a free non-driver’s form of identification that includes health data and other information. This event in Uniondale will be hosted by New York State Senator Kemp Hannon.
Hempstead Town’s useful wallet-sized senior identification card includes contact information, medications, allergies and other related details that could assist emergency personnel in the event of a medical situation requiring the assistance of first responders.
“Our Senior I.D. program is one way that Hempstead Town is safeguarding senior citizens,” Murray said. “I encourage our golden age neighbors to get a free identification card that could be useful for both emergency situations and convenience purposes.”
“I’m proud to work with Supervisor Murray to offer this free service to senior citizens of Hempstead Town,” Ahmad said. “Participating seniors can walk away with a free non-driver’s identification card that includes important information.”
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.
“This wallet-sized card contains vital details for seniors, including contact information, medications, allergies and other related items that could be important during a medical event or another emergency situation,” Murray said. “The best part is that this convenient and helpful card is free to our township’s senior citizens, and I encourage them to participate in the program.”
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.