The needs of Long Island’s seniors are diverse and complex. Issues range from housing to health care, from dietary needs to caring for dependent grandchildren, from caregiver support to basic companionship. Family Service League sponsors a number of vital programs that provide advocacy for aging seniors, and critical aid for younger family members who have assumed responsibility for the care of their elderly relatives.
Families typically struggle finding adequate time and financing to care for their senior relatives. Often not aware of the social and economic resources available to elderly citizens, many seniors find their way to the family centers for mental health, substance abuse, and case management services. FSL senior programs provide a number of valuable programs specifically for our aging population— dispensing improved health and independence, and enhancing the overall quality of their lives.
Caregiver Support recognizes the needs of those caring for an aging loved one. Educational programs speak directly to key aspects of the aging process— disease management, self-care, psychological changes, social stimulation, nutrition and many other factors that impact seniors and caregivers are available to groups and businesses. Participants can receive individual and/or group counseling, and are encouraged to attend clinician-supervised group sessions that provide valuable peer support (a number of the caregivers are themselves seniors).
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HomeShare LI links older homeowners who require assistance to remain independent in their own homes with aid from capable adults seeking a low cost rental. Some homeowners require assistance with chores, in exchange for low or no rental charge. HomeShare LI offers companionship, safety, and security, and provides homeowners with needed assistance and/or income while providing home-seekers with low cost housing.
HomeShare LI is open to Suffolk County homeowners who are 60 or older with an extra bedroom. Home-sharers are 18 years or older.
A one time fee of $200 is broken down as follows: Each applicant pays $100 upon completion of personal interview and an additional $100 when appropriate match is made.
Contact: Doreen Davidson, Program Coordinator (631) 470-6939
Nursing Home Transition and Diversion
Nursing Home Transition and Diversion is a NYS Medicaid-waiver program, and supports seniors living at home. In addition, senior citizens in long-term care facilities and those at risk of long-term care placement are afforded funding to help support an independent-living environment. Services available include assistive technology, help with moving costs, renovations, home care, and service coordination. All applicants must first be assessed by SILO (Suffolk Independent Living Organization)
SeniorNet provides computer and technology classes for adults aged 50+ taught by adults aged 50+.
SeniorNet offers a wide range of computer-based and mobile device courses, from beginner to expert and everything in between.
SeniorNet has Learning Centers in Huntington and Blue Point offering four semesters each year.
Visit the SeniorNet website (link below) for information on the computer and technology curriculum.
New classes added: Social Media, IPad, IPhone, Android Phone, Facebook
For more information go to www.seniornetli.org
Call 1.631.470.6757 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
631-470-6922 Blue Point
The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
The Ombudsman Program protects the rights and improves the quality of life for long-term care residents in nursing and adult homes and assisted-living facilities. Trained volunteers (“ombudspersons”) visit nursing homes, adult homes, and assisted-living facilities to advocate for residents and their families. Their work focuses on reforming long-term care policies and investigating residents’ complaints, and everyone living in Suffolk County is eligible for these valued services. A certified ombudsperson has legal access to all licensed facilities at all times. Certification by the NY State Office for the Aging requires 36 hours of basic training, and continuing support includes ongoing supervision, monthly in-service training, and reviews of brief monthly reports.
Please call 631-470-6756 for more information about becoming an Ombudsman Volunteer.
55 Horizon Drive, Huntington, NY 11743 (631) 470-6755
Long Island Sound Senior Care
Long Island Sound Senior Care is the region’s newest Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORC) program.
With funding from NY State Office for the Aging, along with the Town of Southold and Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital as key partners, FSL will provide the following to Greenport residents, at NO COST:
Lend your voice in developing LI Sound Senior Care programming – join the Advisory Committee!
Assistance accessing and navigating health care and social service systems.
Help applying and receiving benefits, finding medical providers, and traveling to appointments.
Opportunities to socialize, learn, volunteer, and be active in your community.
Transportation to and from social/recreational activities, shopping, and more.