Still waiting for your stimulus check?

The federal government is sending coronavirus stimulus checks — called Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) — by prepaid debit card through the mail to around 4 million Americans who don’t have direct deposit information on file with the IRS.

If you are one of the 4 million the stimulus will delivered by the US Post Office! The card with a Visa logo will come in a plain envelope from “Money Network Cardholder Services.” The name of the issuing bank, MetaBank, will appear on the back of the card. For more information go to IRS.gov or call 1-800-240-8100. 

Time out for a laugh!

Miriam Feinstein wanted shared this with our members:

TWELVE COMMANDMENTS FOR SENIORS 
#1 – Talk to yourself. There are times you need expert advice. 
#2 – “In Style” are the clothes that still fit. 
 #3 – You don’t need anger management. You need people to stop pissing you off. 
 #4 – Your people skills are just fine. It’s your tolerance for idiots that needs work. 
 #5 – The biggest lie you tell yourself is, “I don’t need to write that down. I’ll remember it.” 
 #6 – “On time” is when you get there. 
 #7 – Even duct tape can’t fix stupid – but it sure does muffle the sound. 
 #8 – It would be wonderful if we could put ourselves in the dryer for ten minutes, then come out wrinkle- free and three sizes smaller?   
 #9 – Lately, you’ve noticed people your age are so much older than you. 
 #10 – Growing old should have taken longer. 
#11 – Aging has slowed you down, but it hasn’t shut you up.  #12 – You still haven’t learned to act your age and hope you never will. 
 And one more: 
 “One for the road” means peeing before you leave the house. 

 

NYS Election Updates

The Presidential Primary in NY has been cancelled. The only people voting in NY on June 23 will be those who live in a district where there is a state or congressional primary.  They will be mailed absentee ballot applications or have the option of “in person” voting. So far, the school budget and school board elections have not been scheduled.  We will continue to keep are members posted as development unfold.

Meanwhile, you can still request an absentee ballot to have in the event that the rules for submitting them are subsequently amended for the general election in November.

Download and print the PDF version of the New York State Absentee Ballot Application Form: Download English Form.

The mailing addresses for the Long Island Boards of Elections are:

Suffolk County Board of Elections
Yaphank Avenue
P. O. Box 700
Yaphank, NY 11980
Nassau County Board of Elections
240 Old Country Road - 5th Floor
PO Box 9002
Mineola, NY 11501

Stay safe and make your vote count in the NYS primaries …

Governor Cuomo just announce that all New York State registered voters will be mailed applications to request for Absentee Ballots for the upcoming June primaries.

The NY State Constitution does not currently allow voting by mail. Absentee balloting has always been an option for those who will be out of state during an election or have a medical condition. In early April the Governor issued the following executive order allowing ALL voters to request absentee ballots by checking “temporary illness or physical disability” as the reason for the request.

**Pursuant to Executive Order 202.15 issued April 9, 2020, voters may request and vote via an absentee ballot for any election held on or before June 23, 2020 due to the potential to contract the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). To request an absentee ballot, voters may fill out an absentee ballot application and check “temporary illness or physical disability” as the reason they are requesting an absentee ballot.

Once the Governor signs the new executive order, applications for absentee ballots will be mailed to all registered voters. Watch your mail for the application. Once you received it must be filled out and returned to your county Board of Elections.

Once you receive the actual absentee ballot you can always change your mind. Absentee ballots must be post marked the day before the election. If you think you may want to vote in person, hold on to the ballot – the deadline for mailing the ballot is June 22.

If you want to submit your application sooner, you can Download and print the PDF version of the New York State Absentee Ballot Application Form: Download English Form.

The mailing addresses for the Long Island Boards of Elections are:

Suffolk County Board of Elections
Yaphank Avenue
P. O. Box 700
Yaphank, NY 11980
Nassau County Board of Elections
240 Old Country Road - 5th Floor
PO Box 9002
Mineola, NY 11501

Watch our website for future postings and additional information as it becomes available.

A Way to Help …

Are you looking for a way to help out during the Coronavirus criss. If you have a sewing machine your can pitch in and make desperately needed facemasks for healthcare workers.

Northport High School teacher Robin O’Neill-Gonzales’ and her Fashion Club, Girl Scouts and friends in the community are coming together to make 1,000 beautifully crafted handmade masks by 4/20 to be donated to Huntington & VA Hospitals. Want to help? Text (631) 398-0061.

Example of Facemask.

Any style of Facemask is welcome, but if you are not an experienced sewer Robin recommends the Hobby Lobby pattern as the easiest to follow. This Hobby Lobby link will take you to a Youtube video with easy to follow instructions.