Agencies - Seniors
NAME: Brookhaven Town Residential Handicap Ramp Program
|NAME: Friends of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program
ADDRESS: 811 W. Jericho Tpke., Suite 103W, Smithtown, NY 11787
CONTACT: Pegi Orsino, Executive Director
PHONE: (631) 979-9490 extension 11 / Fax (631) 979-9235
TIME: Monday - Friday / 8:30am - 4:30pm
DESCRIPTION: RSVP offers diverse and creative volunteer opportunities to seniors 55+. Partnered with over 125 organizations in Suffolk County, the program has volunteers at every place from environmental centers, museums, schools, soup kitchens, hospitals and arts centers. RSVP matches the skills, talents and passions of the retiree with a community service where they can make a difference, choosing their own hours and days. The program offers liability insurance and an annual luncheon where they are paid tribute to for their volunteerism.
|NAME: Home Energy Assistance Program
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 18100, Hauppauge, NY 11788
CONTACT: Jean Walker, HEAP Director
PHONE: (Telephone coverage 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. M-F)
853-8825 Fax 853-8822
853-8820 for Active Public Assistance or Food Stamp Cases
854-9100 Emergency Phone (after 4:30pm and weekends)
853-8326 Office for the Aging (Over 60 or Disabled)
DESCRIPTION: Provides help with utility and heating bills for low income and elderly households. Can also help with essential heating equipment repairs/replacements. Households with a utility disconnect notice, or with less than a 7 day supply of fuel may be eligible for emergency benefits.
|NAME: Senior Citizen Residential Repair Program
ADDRESS: 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738
CONTACT: Dona Marchese
TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30 pm - Monday - Friday
DESCRIPTION: The program offers minor home repairs, which do not require the skills of a licensed craftperson, to seniors within the Town of Brookhaven. The labor is free, but the materials must be provided and paid for by the client.
|NAME: Senior Companion Program
ADDRESS: 3390 Route 112, Building A, Medford, NY 11763
CONTACT: Kimberly Tucker
PHONE/FAX: (631) 321-8229 x 1224 / Fax (631) 321-6325
TIMES: Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
DESCRIPTION: Volunteer opportunity for seniors to assist other homebound seniors. Homebound seniors welcome to call for services. Income eligible seniors who volunteer can receive a tax-free stipend, travel reimbursement and benefit days.
NAME: SeniorNet at FSL, LI, The Huntington Don Weidman Computer Learning Center; and the East Yaphank Annex
DESCRIPTION: SeniorNet's mission is to build a community of computer-using seniors, in order to enable older adults to access technology and empower them to share their knowledge with each other. SeniorNet is an all-volunteer organization. Its courses are designed specifically for seniors and are taught by volunteer instructors and coaches. Classes are hands on, with each student at his or her own computer. The Homebound Remote Learning Project is especially designed for homebound students; these students take live interactive classes on their home computers especially designed for seniors and veterans with disability (or their caregivers) who are unable to leave their homes.
Courses taught by SeniorNet are: Introduction to Computers "Basic 1" and Introduction to Computers "Basic II", Introduction to Windows XP and Vista, Introduction to Word Processing, Advanced Word Processing - Mail Merge, Graphics, introduction to the Digital Camera, Basic Photoshop Elements Editing, Adv. Photoshop Elements Editing, Introduction to Internet and advanced internet, E-Bay workshops, Genealogy, Excel, File Management, Desktop Publishing, Music and Computers, Art and Computers, Computer Hardware, Making Home Movies, Introduction to iPod, Computer Maintenance and Security, 21st Century Job skills and more.
NAME: Suffolk County Foster Grandparent Program
DESCRIPTION: Volunteer opportunities for adults 55+ to assist children in a school setting. Volunteers receive benefits including a tax-free stipend, travel reimbursement, paid time off, the opportunity to meet new friends and experience a feeling of accomplishment.
NAME: Suffolk County Office For The Aging
|NAME: Suffolk County Respite Care Program
ADDRESS:3390 Route 112, Medford, NY 11763
CONTACT: Carla Hollander
PHONE: (631) 321-8229 ext. 1229 Fax (631) 321-6325
TIMES: Office hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm
DESCRIPTION: Respite care allows caregivers to take a break from the emotional and physical stressors of daily caregiving.
-Companionship level of care
-Socialization and recreational activities
-Relief to caregivers in the comfort of their own homes
-Funded through NY State Office for Aging and Suffolk County Office for Aging
NAME: Town of Brookhaven Senior Citizen Division