Huntington, NY - December 10, 2013 - Legislator Lou D’Amaro (D-North Babylon) is apprising local residents about the newly-released Suffolk County Office for the Aging Winter 2014 Senior Advocate Schedule for Babylon and Huntington. Senior Advocates are County representatives who come out to the local community on a regular basis and assist seniors with information gathering, completion of eligibility or recertification applications and referrals to appropriate community agencies.
“During the brutal winter months, it becomes increasingly difficult for many of our seniors to get around and access information about crucial programs,” D’Amaro said. “Nobody should ever have to go without heat, food or other necessities, which is why our Senior Advocates bring information about these vital programs and services directly to our seniors in their own communities.”
Senior Advocates meet with residents aged 60 and over at regularly-scheduled times in specific locations throughout the community to provide assistance with food stamps, Medicare savings programs, Medicaid applications, Heating Emergency Assistance Program (HEAP) applications, answer questions and make additional recommendations and referrals.
This winter, they will be visiting the following locations in the Town of Babylon:
- Deer Park Library, 44 Lake Avenue, Deer Park: Tuesdays, Jan. 28 and March 25, 9 – 11 am
- Lindenhurst Library, 1 Lee Avenue, Lindenhurst: Monday, Feb. 24, 10 – 11:30 am
- North Amityville Nutrition Center, 48-C Cedar Road, Amityville: Tuesdays, Jan. 7, Feb. 4 and March 4, 10 am – 1 pm
- Rainbow Center, 293 Buffalo Avenue, Lindenhurst: Wednesdays, Jan. 8, Feb. 5 and March 5, 9 – 11 am
- Spangle Drive Center, 483 Spangle Drive, North Babylon: Mondays, Jan. 6, Feb. 3 and March 3, 9 am - 12 pm
- Tanner Park Nutrition Center,#2 Tanner Park, Copiague: Wednesdays, Jan.22, Feb. 19 and March 19, 9 am – 1 pm
- West Babylon Library, 211 Route 109, West Babylon: Thursdays, Jan. 23 and March 27, 1 – 3 pm
- Wyandanch Nutrition Center, 28 Wyandanch Avenue, Wyandanch: Fridays, Jan. 3, Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 7 and March 21, 9:30 am – 1 pm
And the following locations in the Town of Huntington:
- Huntington Library, Mondays, Jan. 13 and March 10, 10 am – 12 pm
- Huntington Nutrition Center: Wednesdays, Jan. 29, Feb. 26 and March 26 from 9 am – 12 pm
- Paumanack Village I & II (Greenlawn): Tuesdays Jan. 28, Feb. 18 and March 25 from 10 am – 1 pm
- Paumanack Village V & VI (Melville): Tuesdays, Jan. 14, Feb. 11 and March 11 from 9 am – 12 pm
- South Huntington Library: Thursdays, Jan. 30 and March 27 from 10 – 11:30 am
For more information about available services, or for directions to any of the locations, please call the Suffolk County Office for the Aging at (631) 853-8200.
“Senior citizens are the backbone of our community, and for more than three decades, the Suffolk County Office for the Aging has assisted these very important residents by giving them full and trouble-free access to critical services,” D’Amaro said. “I urge every senior resident to take full advantage of this professional community outreach program so that they don’t miss out on the County’s extensive network of services.”