Seniors Express Concern For Programs

Oct 10, 2013

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KINGSTON – Ulster County Executive Michael Hein assured senior citizens that the county has their backs covered.  He addressed the annual public hearing on Wednesday concerning the needs of county seniors.

Hein assured them that despite the federal government shutdown, he will make sure the meals on wheels program and others will be protected.

“The county is committed to shielding programs like meals on wheels to ensure the federal shutdown doesn’t have a negative impact on the lives of some of our most vulnerable citizens,” the county executive said.

Hein also pointed out he has increased staff in the county Office for the Aging to reduce the wait time for emergency heating and other programs. He told those attending the county is committed to cutting through red tape in the Office for the Aging and Social Services Department where it pertains to seniors.