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DO 17 - Leg. Donnelly – PR

Posted on: January 31, 2018

Winter Senior Advocates Schedules Set for Babylon and Huntington

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Legislator Tom Donnelly (D-Huntington Station) is pleased to provide Babylon and Huntington residents with the Suffolk County Office for the Aging Senior Advocate Schedule for February and March. Senior advocates are County representatives who come out into the community and assist seniors with information gathering, completion of eligibility or recertification applications and referrals to appropriate community agencies. Senior Advocates meet with interested and needy seniors aged 60 and over at regularly-scheduled times in specific locations throughout the community.

This winter, they will be visiting the following locations in the Town of Babylon:

•Deer Park Library, 44 Lake Avenue, Deer Park: Friday, March 16, 9 am – 11 am

•Lindenhurst Library, 1 Lee Avenue, Lindenhurst: Monday, February 26, 10 am – 11:30 am

•North Amityville Nutrition Center, 48-C Cedar Road, Amityville: Tuesdays, February 6 and March 6, 10 am – 1 pm

•Rainbow Center, 293 Buffalo Avenue, Lindenhurst: Wednesdays, February 7 & March 7, 8:30 am – 11 am

•Spangle Drive Center, 483 Spangle Drive, North Babylon: Mondays, February 5 & March 5, 8:30 am – 11 am

•Tanner Park Nutrition Center,#2 Tanner Park, Copiague: Wednesdays, February 14 & March 21, 8:30 am – 1 pm

•West Babylon Library, 211 Route 109, West Babylon: Thursday, March 22, 10 am – 1 pm

•Wyandanch Nutrition Center, 28 Wyandanch Avenue, Wyandanch: Fridays, February 2, February 16, March 2 & March 16, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

They will be visiting the following locations in the Town of Huntington:

•Elwood Library, 1929 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport: Monday, February 16, 11 am – 1 pm

•Huntington Library, 338 Main Street, Huntington: Mondays, March 19, 10 am – 12 pm

•Huntington Senior Nutrition Center, 423 Park Avenue, Huntington: Wednesdays, February 21 & March 28, 8:30 am – 11:30 am 

•Paumanack Village V & VI, 100 Adriatic Drive, Melville: Thursdays, February 22 & March 29, 8:30 am– 11:30 am

Advocates assist with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – formerly known as food stamps), Medicare Savings Program and Heating Emergency Assistance Program (HEAP) applications. They also can provide information on Medicare, answer questions and make additional recommendations and referrals. For more information about available services, or for directions to any of these or other County locations, please call the Suffolk County Office for the Aging at (631) 853-8200. Appointments are encouraged but drop-ins are also welcome.

“Advocates from the Suffolk County Office for the Aging literally bring critical and invaluable information to our valued seniors, meeting with them in familiar and convenient locations,” Legislator Donnelly said. “I hope residents will take full advantage of this outreach so they can find out more about all of the great services available to them.”

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