State Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) partnered with Hempstead Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad and county Legislator Michael Venditto recently to host a Senior I.D. Program at the North Merrick Public Library. The event provided seniors with free I.D. cards that include a photo and information useful to emergency medical technicians (EMT) and physicians.
“Having the necessary information during an urgent situation can sometimes mean the difference between life and death,” said Assemblyman McDonough.” In the case of an automobile accident or other medical emergency,” he continued, “EMTs may need essential information like allergies, medications a patient is taking or significant medical history. This program allows seniors to have this information in a defined location so first responders can access it quickly and easily.”
The town clerk’s office provides FREE Town of Hempstead Senior I.D. Cards, complete with a resident’s personal data, physicians’ contact information and emergency phone numbers. Allergies and other vital information can also be printed on these wallet-sized cards. Seniors who were unable to attend but would like to participate can attend the next program on May 9 at the Bellmore Memorial Library at 2288 Bedford Avenue in Bellmore from 10 a.m.- to 1 p.m. You can also download the application form at: http://www.townofhempstead.org/files/pdfs/tc_senior-id-appl.pdf.