I read with interest Fred Steinberg’s piece “Long Island’s Saltwater Fountain of Youth” (The Weekend, Sept. 17-23).
I also experienced, to my delight, a similar “seniors are free” encounter. Fifteen to 20 years ago, when I was 55 or 60 years old, I went to renew my pass to the parks of Nassau County. (I’d previously paid $30 for the pass that was renewable in three years.)
The lady at the window told me it was only $15. I asked how long it would be until I had to renew.
“You are a senior, right?”
I said yes, and she told me I wouldn’t ever have to renew it.
Thank you. I thoroughly enjoy reading hometown news.