(HUNTINGTON STATION, NY... December 17, 2018) – Legislator Tom Donnelly (D-Huntington Station) is pleased to provide Babylon and Huntington residents with the Suffolk County Office for the Aging Winter Senior Advocate Schedule. 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:
They will be visiting the following locations in the Town of Huntington:
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 always welcome.
“Advocates from the Suffolk County Office for the Aging bring critical and invaluable information directly 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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Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly represents the 17th Legislative District, which includes parts of Huntington, Huntington Station, South Huntington, Melville, West Hills, Cold Spring Hills, Dix Hills, Deer Park, North Babylon and West Babylon. He is chairman of the Education & Human Services committee and a member of the Public Safety; Public Works, Transportation & Energy; Seniors & Consumer Protection; and Veterans committees of the Suffolk County Legislature.