Letter: Seeking help with shoveling snow

Katharine Lynch uses a head lamp and snow

Katharine Lynch uses a head lamp and snow shovel to clear the falling snow from in front of her Centereach home. (Jan. 21, 2014) (Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

My husband and I are among many seniors who live on my block ["Plows block driveways and endanger residents," Letters, Jan. 12].

In the past, when snow came, we used to be able to shovel, use a snowblower and do whatever needed to be done.

At this time of our lives, the chore of shoveling is now dangerous and upsetting. It has to get done, and safety is our main issue.

Could there be some hotline set up for seniors to seek some help in this area? I do recall that years ago there were a lot of youngsters with shovels looking to make some money. They are now nowhere to be found.

It is frightening now to see the snow fall and think of the task ahead of us. How can our government help the seniors on this issue?

Rita Berlin, Bethpage
 

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