FSL spearheads the Long Island Sound Senior Care Program

07.11.2019

Family Service League spearheads the Long Island Sound Senior Care Program for Residents of Greenport   

HUNTINGTON, NY (July 11, 2019)Family Service League (FSL), the premier Long Island based non-profit human service organization, is pleased to announce a new, no cost program designed for residents of Greenport over age 60.  Long Island Sound Senior Care (LISSC) is the region’s newest Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORC) program.   Greenport qualifies as a Neighborhood NORC because of its high proportion of individuals over age 60 who have naturally aged in place.  With funding from New York State Office for the Aging, along with the Town of Southold and Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital as key partners, FSL will provide a multitude of no cost services and programs to help seniors.   “Family Service League appreciates the support of our partners who have helped create this important new initiative”, said Karen Boorshtein, FSL President & CEO, “These much needed services are essential to the well-being of seniors.  The goals of the program include reducing isolation, increasing access to healthcare, and improving the overall quality of life for those seniors who have chosen to remain in their Greenport home.”

LISSC was formed in Greenport to assist senior residents who would prefer to continue living in their community and are not currently residing in planned senior communities such as San Simeon by the Sound and Peconic Landing.  New FREE services include assistance in accessing and navigating both health care and social service systems, help applying for benefits, finding medical providers, traveling to appointments, transportation to social/recreational activities, and more.  LISSC will create opportunities for seniors to socialize, volunteer, and remain active participants in their community. Town of Southold Supervisor Scott A. Russell offered the following comment, “We have a large population of seniors in Southold and to know that they are going to have the help they need and deserve is great news.”

FSL will maintain office hours Monday through Friday.  An additional aspect of this grant encourages Greenport residents of all ages to lend their voice in developing programming by inviting them to join the LISSC Advisory Committee. The LISSC Grant Project is supported by New York State Office of the Aging, and FSL will work in coordination with the Town of Southold and Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital.

For over 90 years FSL, one of Long Island’s most trusted providers, has continued to evolve and seek innovative mental and behavioral healthcare solutions to help meet the changing needs of residents. The LISSC program is an excellent addition to the broad spectrum of FSL services which offer a chance at a brighter future for thousands of our neighbors.

Contact FSL at 631-333-2837 or btrojanowski@fsl-li.org