Town Makes ID Cards Available for Seniors
Taking a page from the Town of Hempstead Child Identification Program, the town announced earlier this week that it has begun offering free identification cards for senior citizens. The town introduced the program before 75 residents at the Wantagh Senior Center.
Many senior citizens have physical ailments that can potentially put them at risk in certain situations. In an emergency, a town senior ID 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 ID Card and take advantage of discounts available to seniors.
For seniors who wish to participate in the program, the town clerk's office will provide them with easy-to-read information forms. The data is then immediately transferred onto small, wallet-sized identification cards and a larger 8" by 8" document that may be displayed on the senior's refrigerator door. The town is providing this service for free, and no records are kept by the town once an ID card has been created.
Town clerk staff will travel to libraries, senior centers and senior clubs to provide this service on location. It takes just a few minutes to create a senior ID card.
Historic Rock Hall Hosts Country Fair
Historic Rock Hall Museum in Lawrence will welcome the colorful and festive Redhawk Dance Troupe to the Annual Country Fair on Oct. 22-23. This year's fair will highlight Native American culture with exciting displays of dancing, drumming, storytelling and craft making. Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray invites visitors to enjoy a weekend of fun that includes a harvest market, scarecrow making, pumpkin patch, food court, pony rides, animal farm and craft area for children.
With free admission and parking, the fair runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the two days. A busy weekend of colonial era re-enactments includes demonstrations and hands-on displays of 18th Century cooking, games, music and craft making. There will also be regularly scheduled tours of the museum, cellar exhibits, cold storage area and wine cellar.