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Thu, 11/09/2023 - 11:08

Need help with grocery shopping, library access, transportation to doctor appointments, or household tasks? Here are several resources offered by East Hampton and Southampton Towns for senior citizens.

Senior Shopping Assistance

East Hampton Town, 631-324-4443

Did you know that East Hampton Town can assist older adults with grocery shopping? People 60 and up are eligible to receive help with ordering, shopping, unpacking, and other tasks.


House Repairs for Seniors

East Hampton Town, 631-329-6939

Southampton Town, 631-728-1235

For those who need assistance with household maintenance such as winterizing, painting, plumbing, or carpentry, both towns’ Residential Repair Program can help. Free or discounted services are available through county and state funding.


At-Home Library Access

East Hampton Library, 631-324-0222, extension 3

The library offers books and movies by mail for disabled or housebound adults who would like to check out these materials. Those living in the library district — East Hampton, Springs, and Wainscott — are eligible for this service. There’s also a “braille” library of more than 6,000 audio titles.


Southampton’s Senior Shuttle

Southampton Town, 631-728-1110

Southampton Town offers free rides for older adults who do not or cannot drive and need to access “essential services” such as doctor appointments, grocery shopping, and trips to the bank. Advance reservations are required at the phone number above.


Senior Citizen Discounts

Amagansett I.G.A., 631-267-3556

East Hampton I.G.A., 631-324-0529

Montauk I.G.A., 631-668-4929

Three local I.G.A. grocery stores offer a senior citizen discount on Tuesdays. Older adults can receive 10 percent off their groceries and household goods.


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