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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 7, 2013

CONTACT: Peter Van Delft
(617) 704-6682


SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT ADMINISTERS SENIOR
I.D. TO RESIDENTS OF REVERE’S ROSSETTI–COWAN CENTER

Sergeant Abe Ayuso of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department takes a photograph of Morris Morris of the Rossetti–Cowan Senior Center in Revere during the administration of the Department’s Senior I.D. program.


Recently, over eighty seniors gathered at the Rossetti–Cowan Senior Center in Revere to participate in the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department’s Senior I.D. program. The program aims to provide Suffolk County seniors with a secondary form of identification that serves as an important aid to medical responders, should an emergency arise and the holder is unable to communicate.

The I.D. cards also include a photo of the cardholder, his or her name, address, and medical history, and the name and phone number of the cardholder’s physician and emergency contact, as well as other pertinent information.

Revere resident and WWII Veteran Morris Morris, 84, was thankful to Sheriff Tompkins and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department for bringing the Senior I.D. program to the center.

“This is a great program offered by the Sheriff’s Department that gives seniors a secondary form of identification that can really be a lifesaver,” Morris expressed.

Sergeants Abiezer Ayuso and Dennis Manning provided information about the program and distributed Senior I.D. applications, along with the Department’s “Crime Prevention Tips for Seniors” pamphlet.

Mr. Morris was just one of eighty–two applicants to submit his information for the program, and he was more than willing to apply.

“If you get into an accident or are found unconscious, first responders using the information found on this card could help save your life.” said Morris. “I would tell every senior to carry this card on them at all times.”

For more information about the Senior I.D. program, contact Sgt. Abe Ayuso at (617) 704–6652 and Sgt. Dennis Manning at (617) 704–6686.

 

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