McDonough Joins Local Officials To Host Senior ID Program

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (left) joins Town of Hempstead Clerk Nasrin Ahmad
(right) and Elaine and Walter Klausner during the Senior ID event.

Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) recently partnered with Town of Hempstead Clerk Nasrin Ahmad to host a Senior ID Program at the Bellmore Library. The event provided seniors with free ID cards that include a photo and information useful to emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and physicians.

“I want to thank Town Clerk Ahmad for her instrumental work and participation in this program,” said McDonough. “In the case of an automobile accident or other medical emergency, EMTs may need essential information like allergies, medications a patient is taking or significant medical history. Thanks to the Senior ID Program, these critical pieces of information are available to first responders when seconds can mean the difference between life and death. The program allows our seniors to know they’ll have an extra layer of safety when it’s needed most.”

The town clerk's office provides FREE Town of Hempstead Senior ID Cards complete with a resident's personal data, physicians' contact information and emergency phone numbers. Allergies and other vital information also can be printed on these wallet-sized cards. Seniors who were unable to attend but would like to participate can attend the next Senior ID program, on June 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the North Bellmore Public Library, 151 Newbridge Road, North Bellmore or may download the application form at http://www.townofhempstead.org/files/pdfs/tc_senior-id-appl.pdf.