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Agencies - Seniors

 

NAME: Brookhaven Town Residential Handicap Ramp Program
ADDRESS: 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738
CONTACT: John J. Kelly
PHONE: 451-6570; Fax 451-6597
TIMES: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
E-MAIL: BrookhavenResidentialRehabilitation@Brookhaven.org
WEBSITE: www.Brookhaven.org
DESCRIPTION: This program provides a handicapped ramp on owner occupied homes of handicapped persons (no life estates accepted). Grants will be limited to $10,000.00. Any costs above this amount will be offered as a deferred loan. To be eligible to participate in the program, the applicant must be a resident of the Town of Brookhaven and meet the definition of a handicapped person or have a dependent who is handicapped living with him/her who meets that definition. The applicant must provide a statement from a physician explaining the handicapped individual's disability, physical condition and mobility and also demonstrating the need for a ramp. Income eligibility is based on the gross annual income of all household members.
SUBJECTS:
Community Assistance
Seniors
Special Needs 

Updated: 08/25/2015

 
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
WEBSITE: www.rsvpsuffolk.org
E-MAIL: porsino@optonline.net
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.
SUBJECTS:
Seniors
Volunteer Opportunities
                 Updated: 08/22/2015
 
NAME: Home Energy Assistance Program
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 18100, Hauppauge, NY 11788 
CONTACT: Jean Walker, HEAP Director
WEBSITE: MyBenefits.gov
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.
SUBJECTS:
Community Assistance
Seniors
                 Updated: 09/13/2013
 
NAME: Senior Citizen Residential Repair Program
ADDRESS: 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738
CONTACT: Dona Marchese
PHONE: 451-9092
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.
SUBJECTS:
Seniors
                 Updated: 09/29/2015
 
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
E-MAIL: ktucker@fedoforg.org
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.
SUBJECTS:
Seniors
                 Updated: 03/21/2016
 

NAME: SeniorNet at FSL, LI, The Huntington Don Weidman Computer Learning Center; and the East Yaphank Annex
The Homebound Remote Learning Project

ADDRESS: Huntington: 790 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
East Yaphank: 1490 William Floyd Parkway, Suite 108 E. Yaphank, NY 11980
CONTACT: Slava Vero, Director
PHONE/FAX: (631) 427-3700 ext. 268 or 235 / Fax (631) 427-4282
E-MAIL: smvero@fsl-li.org
WEBSITE: seniornetLI.org
TIMES: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-12:30pm and 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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.
SUBJECTS:
Seniors
                 Updated: 11/21/2012

 

NAME: Suffolk County Foster Grandparent Program 
ADDRESS: 3390 Route 112 - Building A, Medford NY 11763 

CONTACT: Kim Tucker, Program Manager 
PHONE: (631) 321-8229 x 1224 / Fax (631) 321-6325
TIMES: Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
WEBSITE: www.fedoforg.org 
EMAIL: ktucker@fedoforg.org

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.
SUBJECTS:
Employment
Seniors
Volunteer Opportunities
                 Updated: 03/21/2016

 

NAME: Suffolk County Office For The Aging
ADDRESS: PO Box 6100, Hauppauge, NY 11788
CONTACT: Suffolk County Office for the Aging
PHONE: (631) 853-8200 / Eastern Office (631) 852-1420 / Fax: (631) 853-8225
E-MAIL: aging.office@suffolkcountyny.gov
TIMES: 8:30am - 4:30pm
DESCRIPTION:Suffolk County Office for the Aging is committed to improving the quality of life for those residents age 60 and older, providing services such as information and referral, case management, and assistance with accessing benifits.  Through contracts with municipal and community-based agencies the office administers services such as transportation, home care, respite, home delivered meals and congregate nutrition programs.
SUBJECTS:
Seniors
                 Updated: 03/21/2016

 
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
E-MAIL: CHollander@fedoforg.org
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
SUBJECTS:
Counseling
Employment
Seniors
                 Updated: 04/20/2016
 

NAME: Town of Brookhaven Senior Citizen Division
ADDRESS: One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738
CONTACT: Main Office
PHONE: 451-9191 / Fax: 451-9148
WEBSITE: WWW.BROOKHAVEN.ORG
TIMES: Office: 9:00am - 4:30pm Monday-Friday
DESCRIPTION: Provides a variety of services including jitney transportation, residential repair, nutrition programs, and senior citizen clubs. (Each club meets one time per week from 10-3. Seniors may belong to only one club.) 

SUBJECTS:
Seniors
                 Updated: 03/21/2016