Huntington – Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci announced the Town of Huntington Senior Center’s new Senior Pen Pal program, designed to lift spirits and help avoid the feeling of isolation for residents who may be stuck at home longer than the general public.
“The Town’s Senior Center has been closed since March 13. Usually, it is the Senior Center that brings people together but we’ve had to adjust the way we do just about everything recently,” said Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci. “I am excited to announce we are launching Senior Pen Pals to help our seniors and residents stay connected during this time at home, an opportunity for our younger residents to learn from the wisdom of their elders, for seniors to connect with other seniors and share their experiences, while helping our most vulnerable residents stay upbeat and avoid feeling isolated during this difficult time.”
Seniors who wish to participate, should call the Senior Center at (631) 351-3253, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a letter to the Senior Center to provide their name and mailing address. Residents who wish to participate can write a letter to a senior and mail it to:
Town of Huntington Senior Center
423 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
Senior Center staff will match Town of Huntington residents of all ages with seniors for a traditional letter-writing correspondence.
The Town of Huntington Senior Center team has delivered approximately 2,300 meals weekly and continued essential residential repair and in-home services, adult day care support services and telephone reassurance throughout the entire shutdown. The Senior Center staff is just a phone call away at (631) 351-3253.
Residents can also tune into the Town’s TV channels on Optimum 18 and FIOS 38 to watch exercise videos from Adult Day Care staff and musical entertainment videos from some of our favorite Senior Center performers. Videos are also available on the Town of Huntington Senior Center Facebook page.