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The library offers a number of services which may be of special interest to Seniors:
This center is designed to meet the growing needs and interests of our older adults. Up-to-Date information in books, magazines, pamphlets and DVDs, on medicine, health, travel, recreation, finance and employment is included. Resources will aid caregivers, professionals and others interested in the aging process.
The WISE area is located on the main floor next to the Large Print Collection at MCPL-Centereach. The ground floor area is easily accessible to our patrons whose number, according to the last census of those 50 and over, is approximately 10,000 and growing. Special needs services include 211 Long Island Database, a wheelchair, magnifying reading glasses, a walker equipped with a basket for ease in selecting materials, and a Zoom-Text computer.
Trained senior citizen community service aides are available each Wednesday from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Centereach building and every Friday from 11am to 1pm at the Selden building to provide confidential information and referral. Inquiries range from Social Services to Medigap Insurance to where to get a free flu shot. Check our calendar for specific dates.
This online directory of community services and resources includes information on 10,000 health, human service and education agencies and programs in the Long Island area. The intent of the database is to have one, comprehensive, shareable, up-to-date and consistent database of local community resources.
MCPL provides borrowing privileges (via the US Mail) for residents who have a physical disability that prevents them from visiting the library. To be eligible you must have a valid library card and submit an application signed by a health professional. Simply call 585-9393 ext. 213 to request materials. Patrons who are part of the Mailbox Library are granted extended loan periods. Click here for the Mailbox Library application. The completed application can be submitted at either branch or mailed to MCPL-Centereach.
Available on the 1st Monday of every other month from 3:00pm to 5:00pm to assist with applications for SSI, food stamps, Medicare/Medicaid/Medigap, Senior ID Cards, HEAP benefits and other services.
Library visits on site or off site for senior clubs, groups, and organizations can be arranged. Call 585-9393 ext. 213 for more information.
AARP Homepage- The site for life after 50. Excerpts from AARP publication Modern Maturity, joining AARP, news releases and more.
Administration on Aging- Information for older persons and families. Includes links to the Eldercare Locator, AOA Fact sheets, useful and interesting web sites. Information on just about everything, from reverse mortgages, Medicare, telemarketing fraud to home safety.
Aging Parents and Elder Care- Providing care for aging parents or elder spouse can often be very frustrating. This is a helpful website for new information.
Brookhaven Senior Division- Provides a comprehensive list of senior services available to residents of Brookhaven Township.
Eldercare- A database of useful information about nursing homes, assisted living, home health and hospice care.
Elderhostel- A nonprofit organization providing educational adventures all over the world to adults aged 55 and over. Elderhostel is for people on the move who believe learning is a lifelong process. Browse the on-line catalog of programs and check on space availability.
ElderWeb- A research site for both families and professionals looking for information on eldercare and long term care, and includes information on legal, financial, medical, and housing issues.
Folks Online- The home of today’s cyberfolks (of any age) – the worlds non-technical majority. Cyberfolks hosted web tours, human interest stories, chat, horoscopes, etc.
Foundation for Grandparenting- This informative and supportive website promotes the importance of grandparenting as a role that provides meaning and empowerment in later life. It explores the benefit grandparenting provides to all family members. In addition, it suggests “grandparenting” as a role for all elders, whether or not they have biological grandchildren.
The Geezer Brigade- An international organization for and by “seniors with an attitude”. For those over 55 with a sense of humor. Includes monthly phunnies from the Comedian in Residence, Phyllis Diller.
Griefnet Organization- Connects you to various news groups dealing with different types of loss; loss of a spouse , child, parent, or sibling.
Growing Up on Long Island- A joint project between the Long Island Museum and the Middle Country Public Library, the project is designed to develop programs and facilitate community discussions on the experience of aging in America.
Homefair- Gives information on selling or buying a home. Relocation information includes cost of living and crime comparisons between locations the user enters.
My Senior Care- A database of useful information about nursing homes, assisted living, home health and hospice care, finances and legal assistance.
New York State Office for the Aging- General resources for older adults, their families and caregivers, and specific NYS programs including EPIC program.
Old-Time Radio- This page explores entertaining and educational topics for fans of nostalgic/old-time radio shows.
Play Bridge Hand Generator- A bridge playing and educational tool. Use it to practice bidding with your partner, to visualize hands and to resolve “what if” situations.
Playbill Home Page- Gives access to current show schedules and seating charts for theaters in New York (Broadway and off Broadway), London, and Brazil.
SeniorLink – Provides access to “eldercare” professional, programs and activities.
Today’s Seniors – contains a wealth of information for people who have already retired, are preparing for retirement, or just thinking about it.
Elderlaw Answers- Provides tip sheets and checklists to help you prepare to speak with an attorney, references to attorneys in your area, a discussion forum, and free full-length articles on important Elderlaw issues.
National Senior Citizens Law Center- Covers legal issues that “affect the security and welfare of older persons with limited income.”
SeniorLaw Home Page- Helps older persons, families, attorneys, and financial planners to access information about “elder law,” Medicare, estate planning, trusts, and the rights of the elderly and disabled.
Social Security Administration- Allows you to apply for a Personal Earnings and Benefit Estimate Statement which will be mailed to your home.
Veterans Benefits & Services - Programs, eligibility requirements, appeals information, education and employment services.
AFB Senior Site- This informative and easy to use site, created by the American Foundation for the Blind, is designed to encourage aging adults with eye diseases and vision loss to live independently and productively.
American Diabetes Association Site- Information on the organization with links to research, publications, and regional activities.
Consumer Reports’ Nursing Home Guide- Provides in-depth information on how to choose a nursing home, assess its quality, observe caregiving, and pay for care, as well as online reports of individual nursing homes in your area.
Fifty-Plus Lifelong Fitness- A site geared to promoting active healthy lifestyles to older adults.
Healthfinder- The US government gateway to consumer health and human service information.
Health A to Z – A search engine to help locate information on health and medicine.
National Institute of Aging- Government health related information brochures and fact sheets for the public. Most can be downloaded and/or viewed in full text and others can be ordered via E-Mail or 800 number supplied.
National Osteoporosis Foundation- Offers useful articles on bone health, osteoporosis prevention, and risk factors.
Nursing Homes in New York State – Lists all licensed facilities in the state by county. Information given includes number of beds, average occupancy rate, complaints, enforcement, deficiency reports, and other useful information.
Seniors-Site – This site provides articles and bulletin boards sharing information on alternative medicine, nutrition, supplements, exercise, and many other non-health-related topics.
101 Golden Age Club
Middle Country Public Library
101 Eastwood Blvd.
Centereach, NY 11720
Thursdays 10 – 3
1027 Clubhouse Drive
Coram, NY 11727
Mondays 10 – 3
Eastwood Senior Citizens
VFW Post 4927
31 Horseblock Road
Centereach, NY 11720
980 Hawkins Ave.
Lake Grove, NY 11755
New Village Community Center
Wireless & Hawkins Road
Centereach, NY 11720
New Village Community Center offers five different Senior Citizen Clubs.
- Must be over 60
- Must be a Town of Brookhaven Resident
- May only join one club
- Terryville Seniors – Mondays 10-3
- Centereach Seniors – Tuesdays 11AM
- Stony Brook Seniors – Wednesdays 11AM
- Mark Tree Seniors – Thursdays 11AM
Selden Senior Citizens
Selden Fire House
Selden, NY 11784
St. Joseph’s Village
Selden, NY 11784-1200
Westfield Senior Citizens
Selden Fire House
Selden, NY 11784