Multiple 55-and-older communities on the North Shore received masks from Suffolk County officials.
On May 1, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker, Chairwoman of the Seniors and Human Services Legislative Committee, distributed face coverings and gloves to seniors at the communities of Woodbridge at Strathmore Terrace, Timberidge Park at the Villages, and Plymouth Estates in Mount Sinai, and the Vineyards in Miller Place.
“I would like to thank the federal, state, and county governments for coordinating the distribution of these important products that will protect our senior citizens, who are most vulnerable to the coronavirus,” Anker said.
The cotton washable face coverings were part of a pot of 500,000 received from the federal government, which were then disbursed to legislator’s offices. The Suffolk County Department of Public Works aided in transportation delivering the masks to different senior developments.
Anker said because so many senior community offices are closed due to the pandemic, the trick was getting in contact with community organizations in leisure communities.
The legislator’s office has a limited supply of masks left. People can call the office to set up an appointment at 631-854-1600. People must be in the district and be 60 years or older.