The Town of Southampton’s All Seniors Assistance Program is getting a helping hand from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies are now among the many volunteers making deliveries for the service for seniors living in the town.
More than 1250 are registered for the program, which delivers groceries and prescriptions Monday through Friday between noon and 4 PM. At the end of March, there were just over 400.
There are also more than two dozen merchants enrolled in the door-to-door service, and others are invited to register by going to the town website and completing the business participant form or by calling 631-702-1777.
Seniors can register by visiting www.southamptontownny.gov/asap or by calling 631-702-1777 from 8:30 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday.
Seniors can place orders with a participating merchant using an assigned five-digit ID number, and can pay ahead with a credit card. Once the order is ready, the merchant calls ASAP and a town employee, wearing protective gloves and a mask, delivers the items to the senior’s door.
More than 400 deliveries have been made since the service began on March 25.
Southampton has also provided a list on its website of all local businesses that offer their own delivery services and/or provide takeout orders. The list can be found on the town’s main page at www.southamptontownny.gov.