Bellone, Stern and Ageless Home Living Present Stair Lift to Veteran

Categories: County Executive | Author: probinson | Posted: 5/22/2015 | Views: 7651

 (Hauppauge, New 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. 


“Today, 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.”


“We 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 us.”


Ageless 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.


“Ageless 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.”


Barton 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.


“I 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.”


The 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.