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Office for the Aging, Sullivan 180 launch ‘OFA on Wheels!’

Posted 7/30/21

FERNDALE – Sullivan County’s Office for the Aging and Sullivan 180 are proud to announce the “OFA on Wheels!” a mobile resource for seniors in Sullivan County.

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FERNDALE – Sullivan County’s Office for the Aging and Sullivan 180 are proud to announce the “OFA on Wheels!” a mobile resource for seniors in Sullivan County.

OFA on Wheels! is a bus, retrofitted with laptops and Internet connection, that will be brought to towns across the County to allow seniors to get help accessing resources and benefits. OFA on Wheels! will be manned by Sullivan 180’s Project Intern and local EMT Samantha Dorn, who will assist individuals in signing up for Office for the Aging services, register for their COVID-19 vaccine if needed, and receive their farmer’s market coupon booklets. Seniors (55+) will also be able to have their blood pressure checked and complete a pre-diabetes assessment if they would like. And every senior who visits the bus will get a free diabetes prevention tote bag full of gifts from our partners.

The bus will be open to all the following Thursdays and Fridays in August and September from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

• August 5 and 6, Callicoon Train Depot Parking Lot

• August 12 and 13, Sullivan BOCES Parking Lot, Liberty (across from the Liberty Diner)

• August 19 and 20, Livingston Manor Fire Dept. Parking Lot

• August 26 and 27, Narrowsburg (location to be determined)

• September 2 and 3, Neversink Fire Dept. Parking Lot

• September 9 and 10, Roscoe-Rockland Fire Dept. Parking Lot

• September 16 and 17, Fallsburg Fire Dept. Parking Lot, South Fallsburg

• September 23 and 24, Wurtsboro Fire Dept. Parking Lot (at the new firehouse on the corner of Pine and Canal streets)

For more information about the OFA on Wheels! please email Samantha Dorn at sdorn@sullivan180.org or call (845) 295-2680.

Sullivan County Office for the Aging’s mission is to be the lead advocate for the older population of Sullivan County, 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.

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 180’s mission is to foster and support community efforts to improve the health of all residents. Its 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.

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