April 13, 2020
Contact: Connie Conway
The Southampton Town ASAP, the All Seniors Assistance Program, is getting a helping hand from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies are now among the many volunteers making deliveries for the delivery service for seniors living in the Town. Deliveries are made each weekday, Monday through Friday, between noon and 4pm.
More than 1250 seniors are registered for the program and there are more than two dozen merchants enrolled in the door to door service. Merchants are invited to register by going to the Town website and completing the Business Participant form or call 631-702-1777.
Seniors can register for the program through the town’s website http://www.southamptontownny.gov/asap or by calling 631-702-1777 from 8:30-4:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Here’s how the program works:
- The senior places an order with a participating merchant and uses their assigned 5 digit ID number for the All Seniors Assistance Program
- The senior pays the merchant for the order by credit card.
When the order is ready for pick up, the merchant calls ASAP and a Town employee delivers the items to the senior’s door step, using protective gloves and mask.
More than 400 deliveries have been made since the service began on March 25th.
The Town has also provided a list on its website of all local businesses that offer their own delivery services and/or provide takeout orders.