Southampton Town unveiled an All Seniors Assistance Program to help keep these residents at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The elderly, labeled high risk if contracting the coronavirus, are warned not to risk their health to travel to markets, hardware stores, and pharmacies. When seniors need something fast, they can contact the town to come to the rescue.
“COVID-19 is particularly dangerous to senior citizens,” Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman said. “The new service will help seniors stay at home and will help our local businesses stay viable through this public health emergency.”
Seniors can call the town at 631-702-1777 to register, place an order with a participating merchant, and pay by credit card. When an order is ready for pickup, the merchant will call the All Seniors Assistance Program, and a town employee will deliver the items to the resident’s doorstep.
Visit the town’s website at www.southamptontownny.gov for more information about this service.