Greenburgh Setting Up A COVID Angels Vaccine Volunteer Program to Help Seniors Navigate Vaccination Registration Process
By Greenburgh Town Supervisor PAUL FEINER

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Some Seniors Are Finding the Process Confusing
Others Don’t Have Computers and Can’t Register Online
Volunteers Will Reach Out To Seniors To Help Them Register and Report Problems/Issues to the State / County
Direct E-MAIL to pfeiner@greenburghny.com to register to volunteer

Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, Esq.

GREENBURGH, NY — January 11, 2021 — Over the years Greenburgh volunteers have helped seniors with problems. We have a Snow Angels program -started 30 years ago where  volunteers help remove snow from seniors’ driveways.  We have a TV Angels program where volunteers have assisted seniors remove TVs. I’d like to set up a COVID Vaccine Angels program for Greenburgh residents and I am in search for volunteers.

Currently, New York State requires seniors to register for the COVID vaccine test. Although registration online is not complicated for most people – for the elderly it is very confusing and stressful. Not everyone has a computer or knows how to use one.  The Covid Angel volunteers will reach out to seniors, offer to help them navigate the vaccine process and will try to get answers to questions they may have from the state or county.  Although seniors over the age of 75 are eligible for the vaccines starting  1/11 –they can’t just walk into a clinic. for a vaccine. They need to register.
I am looking for volunteers who would be interested in working with seniors, the Greenburgh Town Staff and myself so as to help and maximize the number of seniors who will take the vaccine. Please direct  e-mail me, pfeiner@greenburghny.com, if you are interested in volunteering.  I expect that COVID vaccine angels will also meet on zoom periodically to discuss the outreach efforts we’re conducting, to review problems residents are experiencing and to make recommendations to the state and county governments.
PAUL FEINER
Greenburgh Town Supervisor
COUNTY REGISTRATION LINK – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JFX97LP

 

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Paul FeinerGreenburgh Setting Up A COVID Angels Vaccine Volunteer Program to Help Seniors Navigate Vaccination Registration Process
By Greenburgh Town Supervisor PAUL FEINER

Comments 1

  1. This is a very good program to start too many times it is taken for granted that all are on the computer. Some seniors have physical problems that hinder use of the computer and some just don’t know how.

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