York-May 20, 2015)
– County Executive Steve Bellone, Legislator Steve Stern and Ageless Home
Living have collaborated to serve a veteran in need. Ageless Home
Living, a part of the Four Seasons group of companies, will donate a stair lift
to Vietnam veteran Barton Burlison.
we have the opportunity to improve the quality of life of one of our Suffolk
County Veterans,” said County Executive Steve Bellone. “As we commemorate
the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War how appropriate
is it to assist a Vietnam veteran and improve his quality of life.
Suffolk County truly thanks Ageless Home Living for their commitment and
dedication to serving our veterans.”
all have a responsibility to our veterans and their families to help ensure
that their needs are met,” said Legislator Steve Stern, Chair of the Suffolk
County Veterans and Seniors Committee. “A very special thank you to
Ageless Home Living for providing assistance to our neighbor who has served our
great nation and for reminding our community, especially as we approach
Memorial Day, that we all need to do our part in serving those that have served
Home Living contacted the Suffolk County Veterans Services Agency back in April
to ascertain if there was a veteran in need of a stair lift in his home to
assist him with maneuvering around the house. The Veterans office quickly
identified a veteran in need and Ageless Home Living answered the call.
Home Living wanted to give back to those who have sacrificed so much for our
country,” stated Brian Fabian, Chief Services Officer of Ageless Home
Living. ‘We were happy to partner with Suffolk County to identify a
veteran in need and provide to him a fully installed stair lift in his home.”
Burlison was born on 5/7/1947. He served in the United States Navy from
1964 to 1969 on the USS Arnold J. Isbell during the Vietnam War and signed on
for 3 tours of duty, each lasting 7 to 8 months.
feel so blessed that I have been given the opportunity to now move throughout
my home,” stated Barton Burlison. “This stair lift is going to change my
own life in my own home. Since November of last year, it has been very
difficult for me to travel the stairs in my home, hence I have not been able to
sleep in my bed since November. Now that I am going to have a stair lift
installed, I will be able to return to my bed. I hope that more companies
follow the lead of Ageless Home Living and offer this opportunity to other
veterans in Suffolk County and throughout the nation.”
donated stair lift is sold by Ageless Home Living and manufactured by
Harmar Mobility, a supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project. The two companies
collaborated on the donation of the stair lift to Barton Burlison.