Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) invites local senior citizens to attend his annual Golden Gathering, which will take place on Thursday, October 19th at the Freeport Recreation Center, which is located on 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport. This free event will last from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The 2006 Golden Gathering will have over 80 exhibitors on hand to answer any questions that senior citizens may have on a variety of issues, such as health and nutrition, consumer protection, public safety, and insurance. As in previous years, visitors will also be able to receive free health services, such as flu shots (subject to availability), blood pressure screenings, chiropractic screenings, and hearing screenings.
The Town of Hempstead’s Town Clerk’s office will also be offering on site passport services to all in attendance. Seniors who want to obtain or renew a passport should call Senator Fuschillo’s office for more information about required documentation.
In addition, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will be offering its Mobile Outreach Program, which includes on site renewal of drivers licenses and registrations, and issuance of non-driver ID cards. Residents who wish to take advantage of the services provided by DMV must schedule an appointment by calling Senator Fuschillo’s office at 516-546-4100. All fees and forms that are required at a regular DMV office are applicable at Mobile Outreach events.
In cooperation with MTA Long Island Bus and the Towns of Hempstead, Oyster Bay and Babylon, free transportation will be available from ten locations for seniors.
"This is a wonderful chance for senior citizens to gain information from a wide variety of exhibitors and take advantage of free health screenings all under one roof," Senator Fuschillo said. "I hope that all seniors will take advantage of this unique opportunity by visiting the Freeport Recreation Center on October 19th."
Residents who need directions to the Freeport Recreation Center, information regarding transportation or have any other questions should call Senator Fuschillo’s office at 516-546-4100.
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