PARTNERING TO BRING RESOURCES TO SENIORS
FERNDALE, August 2021 – Sullivan County Office for the Aging and Sullivan 180 have announced “OFA on Wheels!,” a mobile resource for seniors in Sullivan County. The “OFA on Wheels!” is a bus, retro-fitted with laptops and internet connection, that will be brought to local towns across the County to allow seniors to get help accessing and signing up for resources and benefits.
The “OFA on Wheels!” will be manned by Sullivan 180’s Project Intern and local EMT, Samantha Dorn, to help seniors sign up for Office for the Aging services, register for their COVID-19 vaccine if needed, and receive their farmer’s market coupon booklets. Seniors will be able to have their blood pressure checked and complete a pre-diabetes assessment if they would like. Also, every senior, age 55+, who visits the bus will get a free diabetes prevention tote bag full of gifts from our partners.
All seniors are welcome to visit the bus at any location, on Thursdays and Fridays in August and September from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at these locations:
· August 5 & 6 at the Callicoon (Train Depot Parking Lot)
· August 12 & 13 in Liberty (Sullivan BOCES Parking Lot)
· August 19 & 20 in Livingston Manor (Fire Dept. Parking Lot)
· August 25 & 26 in Narrowsburg (Location TBD)
· September 2 & 3 in Neversink (Fire Dept. Parking Lot)
· September 9 & 10 in Roscoe (Fire Dept. Parking Lot)
· September 16 & 17 in South Fallsburg (Fire Dept. Parking Lot)
· September 23 & 24 in Wurtsboro (Fire Dept. Parking Lot)
For more information about the “OFA on Wheels!,” please email Samantha Dorn, Project Intern, at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 845-295-2680 or visit www.Sullivan180.org. To contact the Sullivan County Office for the Aging, please call 845-794-3000 Ext. 0241 or visit their website at www.sullivanny.us/Departments/Aging.
Sullivan County Office for the Aging’s mission is to be the lead advocate for the older population of Sullivan County and is made possible by the Sullivan County Legislature, NYS Office for the Aging and the Older Americans Act. OFA envisions wellness and independence in aging through adequate and accessible community-based supports.
Sullivan 180’s mission is to foster and support community efforts to improve the health of all residents. Our goal is to turn this ranking around by 180 degrees. With the understanding that this is a long term effort, Sullivan 180 is committed to change by degrees, the kind of slow, steady and enduring transformation that is thoughtfully conceived and implemented.