FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2020
MEDIA CONTACTS: Gordon Tepper, Rebecca Cheng, Matthew Leonenko and Michael Anderson | (516) 869-7794
Town Announces Expanded Senior Project Independence Food Shopping Transportation Program
North Hempstead, NY - Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board have announced, starting March 18, the senior Project Independence food shopping transportation program will be expanding its hours. The added hours are in response to coronavirus and will assist those who are most vulnerable to the virus.
“North Hempstead and our Department of Services for the Aging and Project Independence team understands how incredibly difficult these times can be, especially for our seniors,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “We are proud to offer these extended hours to help our residents take advantage of when their grocery stores are less crowded.”
The new extended hours will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Project Independence members will be picked up individually. Residents are advised to make earlier appointments and take advantage of stores’ early special hours for seniors. Residents can call 311 or 516-869-6311, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to make an appointment.
Please be advised the extended hours are subject to change. Continue to check the Town’s website or www.northhempsteadny.gov/coronavirus for the latest updates.