Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo has planned a community meeting at the West Seneca Senior Center to discuss the HEAP application process, distribute Yellow Dot packets and to discuss any questions or concerns residents may have.
The meeting will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca Street, West Seneca.
“There will be a lot of information available at this community meeting, as well as the opportunity to discuss specific concerns residents may have,” said Legislator Lorigo.
A HEAP representative will provide a brief presentation and meet with residents, one-on-one, to discuss the HEAP program details, its guidelines and other components of the program.
Also, Legislator Lorigo will be distributing Yellow Dot packets, a new program recently introduced in Erie County. Provided by the New York State Sheriffs’ Association, the packets assist first responders at the scene of a vehicle accident or emergency in the residence by alerting responders to existing medical concerns related to the patient. A yellow sticker, included in the packet, is placed on the vehicle or residence, which directs responders to the glove compartment or door of the refrigerator to check the Yellow Dot form which contains medical conditions, current medications and contact information. This is a free program.
Information about Senior Services, Social Services, Veteran Affairs, the County Clerk’s office and other County departments will be available. Notary services are also offered, free of charge.
For additional information, please contact Legislator Lorigo’s Office at 858-8922 or email email@example.com.