Continuing to provide a vital safety service to senior citizens, Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad are bringing the town’s heralded Senior I.D. Card Program to the Freeport Memorial Library, 144 W. Merrick Rd., Freeport on Monday, March 31st, 11 am – 2 pm. The event, hosted by Assemblyman Brian Curran, will provide senior citizens with a free senior identification card, which can be helpful in medical emergencies. The card also has proved useful as a non-driver form of identification for senior discounts and other convenience purposes.
“These town issued I.D. cards come not only with a person’s name, description and photograph, but with detailed information on their allergies, doctors’ contact data, family telephone numbers and other vital information which can be very useful in the event of an emergency,” said Murray. “What’s more, many seniors who do not drive have expressed interest in this non-driver I.D. card as a useful tool to secure senior discounts.”
While many seniors are certainly enjoying their golden years here in the Town of Hempstead, several of them have physical ailments that can potentially put them at risk in certain situations. In an emergency, a town Senior I.D. Card may help medical technicians to quickly determine how to treat a particular person, given their allergies and other related information.
This card can also be used for everyday activities: Heading to the movies? Doing some shopping? Show your Town of Hempstead Senior I.D. Card and take advantage of great discounts available to seniors.
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.
“I am proud to be working alongside Supervisor Murray to provide this service,” stated Ahmad. “It will serve an important role in an emergency and offer a convenient form of identification for those who don’t have a driver’s license.”
“I thank the Town of Hempstead for providing this helpful service to the senior citizens of my district,” Curran said. “I encourage seniors to obtain this important card through the Town’s Senior I.D. Program.”
“What’s more convenient than having your personal information, physicians’ contacts and emergency numbers all in the palm of your hand?” said Murray. “We in the town are happy to provide this free service for our seniors.”
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.