sweeton pic web

Supervisor Sweeton: Friendly Visitor Program Offers Independence

Local News News & Updates

     The Town of Warwick Friendly Visitor Program is committed to supporting our residents by helping them remain in their homes.  They do this by matching local volunteers with residents that need support.  The volunteers make a difference by providing transportation to local appointments (volunteers will escort you to appointments), help with grocery shopping, chatting on the phone, home visits, playing a game, reading, and clerical assistance.  There is no charge for the service.  Services are offered to older adults and adults with disabilities in the Town of Warwick, Village of Warwick, Village of Greenwood Lake, Village of Florida and Pine Island.

      If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or are in need of receiving services, call 986-1124 ext. 400, or email fvp@townofwarwick.org.

      Once again the Warwick Middle School will hold a Valentines for Vets breakfast in the Middle School Cafeteria from 8 – 9:30 a.m. on Wed., Feb. 12, snow date Thurs., Feb. 13.  Students of the home and career classes prepare and serve the breakfast.  Several local supermarkets and businesses contribute to this special celebration. The students, teachers and administration will give thanks to our Veterans for their service with song, music and cards. If you are a Veteran please join and be recognized for all you sacrificed.

      The AARP Foundation Tax- Aide program and Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition offers free tax preparation assistance to low to moderate income individuals, families and seniors. There are many sites throughout the county offering this free service. There are no age restrictions and AARP membership is not required.  Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available.  To schedule an appointment, call United Way’s Help Line, 2-1-1 or 1(800) 899-1479.  Calls are accepted seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

      A Public Hearing to consider the acquisition through the Community Preservation Fund of 85± acres of recreational land at 45 Bowen Road will be held on Thurs., Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway.

      The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thurs., Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway.

The above column, written by Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton, has been published in the Feb. 5 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.

sweeton pic web

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *