Southampton Town Shorts

Senior Shuttle Fleet Expands; Talks On Mental Health

The Southampton Senior Shuttle Fleet is set to add two new buses to the fleet after it received a generous grant from the New York State Department of Transportation. The buses are primarily used for the town’s Senior Services that include socializing events and Meals on Wheels. The services also provide door-to-door pick up transportation and each shuttle is handicap accessible.

The program begins at 8:30 AM and concludes at 4 PM, Monday through Friday. Riders are asked to contribute $3 one way or $4 round trip. Reservations are required and must be made a minimum of five days in advance by calling 631-728-1110.

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Week, the East End Mental Health Awareness Initiative is presenting two free events on Tuesday, October 9, and Friday, October 12. October 9 will feature a presentation by Certified Peer Specialist Tory Masters at 7 PM in St. Ann’s Parish House in Bridgehampton. Masters is the founder of the weekly East End Mood Disorder Support Group at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and she will speak about her own findings as well as her own personal experiences in dealing with mental health.

On October 12, there will be a showing of the PBS documentary Depression: Out of the Shadows at 7 PM in the Parrish Memorial Hall at Southampton Hospital. The documentary will be followed by a small Q&A session with the audience.

Both events are free and do not require any registration to attend. For additional mental health related events, visit www.mhaweek.org.

justin@indyeastend.com