The needs of Suffolk county seniors are diverse and complex, ranging from housing to healthcare to basic companionship. Family Service League offers a number of vital senior care programs to meet them, advocating for aging seniors and critical support and respite for the caregivers who love them.
We offer both group and individual counseling as well as educational resources for caregivers of an aging or elderly loved via Zoom and in person.
Weekly counseling sessions are available to help the caregiver handle their stress, better understand their role and options, and secure any assistance that maybe available.
Educational sessions are provided to community groups and businesses in a “lunch and learn” format, with topics such as dementia care, elder law, nutrition and long-term care planning. Groups are specialized to meet the needs of adult children and spouses of those with loved ones who have dementia. New groups will be forming in the new year.
SERVICES ARE FREE OF CHARGE. The program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services through the New York State Office for the Aging and the Suffolk County Office for the Aging.
This program matches homeowners age 55 or older who have available bedrooms with adults who need affordable housing. Home sharers often help with chores for little or no rental charge, while providing homeowners with companionship, safety and security. A one-time fee of $100 from both the homeowner and sharer is required to participate.
This new Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NNORC) program engages Greenport residents 60 and over. Services include assistance navigating and accessing health and social service systems, transportation, and social, recreational, and volunteer activities.
631 469 0183
This program improves the quality of life for residents living in licensed long-term care facilities including skilled nursing homes, assisted living, adult homes and family type homes for adults in Suffolk County. FSL volunteers (“ombudsmen”) certified by the New York State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program visit residents weekly to resolve any issues they are having and to assure their rights are protected and they receive the necessary care and services to maintain their quality of life. Ombudsmen also serve as advocates fighting to reform long-term care policies and other issues impacting residents of long-term care facilities.
To become an Ombudsman call 631-470-6753
Bay Shore, NY – Iovino South Shore Family Center – Diane Goldberg Community Center – Joseph D. Posillico Jr. Early Learning and Youth Activities Center 1444 5th Avenue
SeniorNet, a volunteer program of FSL, has more than two decades of experience teaching seniors to use and get the most out of technology – from beginner to advanced.
We are all feeling the push to use new technology just to get by in life; be it a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.
Our seminars and classes are held in Long Island libraries, community and religious centers, the Northport VA Medical Center, and our modern computer labs in Huntington, Bay Shore, and Blue Point.