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Program provides seniors with ID cards

State Sen. Charles Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick) and Sen. Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) will be partnering with Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla and Supervisor Kate Murray in sponsoring the Senior ID Card program in Seaford and Baldwin.

The program will be held Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Seaford Public Library, 2234 Jackson Ave., and on Friday, Sept. 28, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave. All Town of Hempstead residents ages 60 and older are eligible to participate and receive a free senior ID card, officials said.

The wallet-sized senior ID card includes a photo and the holder’s personal data, physician’s contact information and emergency contact phone numbers that could be useful to paramedics in a medical emergency. Allergies and other vital information can also be printed on the cards, officials said.

At the Baldwin event, the office of state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli will be available to help seniors search for unclaimed funds that might be in their names. Types of unclaimed funds include uncashed checks, old bank accounts, wages, telephone/utility deposits, stocks and dividends, and mortgage insurance refunds.

For more information about the free senior ID program event, call Fuschillo’s office at 516-882-0630 or Skelos’ office at 516-766-8383.



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