WHEN: Wednesday, November 30, 2011
WHERE/TIME: Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th St. (10 AM– 12 Noon)
St. Margaret’s Golden Age, 66-16 80th St., Middle Village (1- 3 PM)
For the disabled and senior members of our community, it can be difficult to get around town. In an effort to provide more accessible service, New York City Transit has a mobile outreach program designed especially to serve their needs in their own communities. NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. a member of the Senate's Committee on the Aging, is sponsoring the agency’s MetroCard Van to visit his district again next month.
A specially-equipped MetroCard Van will park at Howard Beach and Middle Village locations on the dates/times above, and MetroCard Mobile Sales staff will assist residents 65+ and disabled customers in applying for Reduced Fare MetroCards. All customers may purchase and/or refill MetroCards; report a lost or stolen card; or have a damaged MetroCard replaced on-site. Seniors applying for a reduced-fare MetroCard will need to bring at least 2 types of identification to the MetroCard bus: Medicare Card, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, Driver’s License, or Non-Driver License. A photographer is available on MetroCard buses to complete applications on-site, free of charge. Disabled passengers can get an application on-site, which they must then have completed by their physician, acknowledging their disability.
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