TOWN OF NORTH HEMPSTEAD, NY — The Town of North Hempstead recently unveiled a revamped website for Project Independence that officials hope will make it easier to use for older adults.
The overhauled Project Independence website now features:
- New graphics and design
- News and updates section with newsletters, email newsletters, calendars, and articles
- Links to virtual exercise classes
- Links to listen to the live “PI and You” radio show, access archived shows, and Zoom recordings
- Informational brochures and transportation brochures in different languages, including English, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, Creole and Farsi
“We hope these new updates will help make the website more user friendly and intuitive,” Supervisor Judi Bosworth said in a statement. “Our website has all the latest updates including our virtual classes, exercise programs for seniors, newsletters, and more.”
Project Independence was created in 2009 as an aging-in-place program for nearly 60,000 residents over 60. It has answered over 265,000 service requests and taken over 322,000 requests for rides to food shopping and medical trips.
The project has more than 15,000 registered members. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, 275 new members have signed up to be a part of the project.