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6/18/2015 - North Hempstead Welcomes 10,000th Member of Project Independence

North Hempstead, NY – The Town of North Hempstead’s innovative senior initiative, Project Independence (PI), reached a milestone this week as the 10,000th new member signed on to take advantage of the program’s comprehensive array of social services. Project Independence is one of the few programs of its kind in the entire nation, offering members social and recreational programs, community education, volunteer services and transportation for shopping and medical appointments.

Loretta Ammann of Carle Place is the lucky 10,000th member and received a personal visit from Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Councilwoman Viviana Russell to celebrate the landmark.

To view an upcoming television program about the Project Independence 10,000th member, tune in to North Hempstead TV, Channel 18 or 63 on Cablevision or Channel 46 on Verizon, or log on to www.mynhtv.com or www.youtube.com/townofnorthhempstead.  The program will be available for viewing by June 29. 

From left are Rick Castro, owner of Hispano Express Taxi, dispatcher Alvaro Rivera, Loretta Ammann, Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Councilwoman Viviana Russell.

From left, Councilwoman Viviana Russell and North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth surprise Carle Place resident Loretta Ammann with a gift basket and inform her that she is the 10.ooo member to sign up for Project Independence.