Especially for Seniors
March and April 2017 Programs
Did You Know?
Ramps are not just for baby strollers! As an alternative to the steps
into the front of the library, the library has two entrance
walkways...one on either side of the entrance steps. The walkway on the
left is wheelchair accessible and enters the library's side entrance.
The walkway on the right side enters through the front doors. Please
make it easy on yourself and feel free to use these walkways to visit
*Assisted Listening Device Available
Portable personal listening devices are available for use during
any library program. Please ask a Reference Librarian for assistance.
If you or someone you know is homebound
and cannot come to the library due to a
permanent or temporary disability, please
contact our Homebound and Senior
Services Librarian, Janis Tousey at 631-929-
4488 ext 228.
Large Print Titles
The library has a comprehensive collection of both
fiction and non-fiction titles including most new
releases. "Readerâ€™s Digest" and the "New York
Times" are also available in Large Print Format.
10:30 â€“ 11:30 AM
March: Mondays: 6, 13, & 20
April: Mondays: 3, 10, 17, & 24
A non-refundable fee of $6 for March
sessions and $8 for April sessions will
be collected at in-person registration,
which begins the first of each month.
This is an easy, invigorating and relaxing
chair and stretching program. No skill is
Tuesdays, March 14 & April 11,
10:30 AM â€“ 3:30 PM
A trained volunteer will be at the
library to answer your questions about
claims or benefits. This personal
service is by appointment only. Open
to all; please call 631-929-4488
Ext. 225 for your appointment.
Free Blood Pressure Screening
Thursdays, March 9 & April 13,
11:00 AM â€“ 1:00 PM
No registration required.
Tuesday, March 21
& April 18,
6:00 OR 7:00 PM
Teen volunteers will provide instructions on
the use of a variety of technologies. Reserve
your 1-hour session and let us know what
assistance you require. You must bring your
own devices for instruction. Register for the
March clinic on 3/1, April clinic on 4/1.
Fridays, March 17 & April 21,
11:00 AM â€“ 12:00 PM
Come bowl with us at "NSPL Lanes." No
special skill is needed. This computer
game can even be done from a chair. All
Film as Literature Classic Film Series
Join us for an afternoon of classic films and
film discussions. Joyce Maggio, a former Mass
Media instructor at Suffolk Community College
will introduce the films and lead discussions.
Refreshments will be served.
Thursday, March 9 at 1:00 PM
Avalon (1990) 128 min.
Thursday, February 9 at 1:00 PM
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) 124 min.
Name That Tune for Adults
Saturday, May 6, 10:30 AM â€“ 12:00 PM
Test your knowledge of music from the 1950â€™s
and 60â€™s. Can you guess the song and artist?
Are you great at music trivia? Each member
on the winning team wins a prize! Registration
starts April 1 for NSPL cardholders only. Nonresidents
may begin registration starting April
5, space permitting.
We will be your guest speaker. If your Senior Club would like to learn more
about the library and what we offer, please call 631-929-4488.
Senior Information Center
Check out the display stand that has
information on all of the Library's senior
programs, as well as helpful and informative
pamphlets and brochures of interest
to seniors. Located in the front of the
library, across from the Circulation Desk.
Look for the binder located near the
Senior Information Center: it's chock full
of important information regarding programs
and services for seniors.
Senior Services Brochure
We've put together a brochure especially
for seniors, describing library services
and programs designed for you. Come
in and pick up your copy!
The library has a wheelchair available for
patron use (with a family member's or
friend's assistance) while in the library
building. Please ask at Reference.
Assisted Listening Device Available
Portable personal listening devices are
available for use during any library program.
Please ask a Reference Librarian
If you need special accommodations,
please let the library know 48 hours in
Want a copy of the newsletter in
Large Print? Call Janis Tousey
at 929-4488 ext. 228.
- AARP: provides information on a range of senior related concerns.
- Administration on Aging: gateway to lots of information.
- AMA Physician Select: Look up physicians' credentials and specialties.
- American Federation for the Blind: information for the senior with vision loss.
:A service of the National Council on Aging that will help you see what
benefit programs, such as assistance with rent and utility bills, you
may be qualified for.
- Caring Connections: Information for caregivers.
- Care Diary: Simplifying life for caregivers.
- Community Resource Database of Long Island: Non-profit and government Agencies that provide services to L.I. residents
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- Eldercare Search:
EBSCO's searchable nationwide database on nursing homes, assisted
living, home healthcare, frequently asked questions and latest Senior
- EldercareWeb: Multi-faceted site with information on health, housing, aging and other issues related to the frail elderly.
- elderhostel: Educational adventures worldwide for adults over 55.
- Estate Planning Links
- FirstGov for Seniors: The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal
- Gerontological Society of America: Promotes the scientific study of aging and dissemination of knowledge.
- HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program)
- Homecare/Hospice Agency Locator
- Medicare: The official U.S. government site for Medicare information.
- Medicare Interactive Help:Understand, choose, or trouble-shoot
- MedlinePlus:Reliable health information for you and your family from the National Institutes of Health
- Merck Manual, Home Edition: Searchable!
- National Center for Creative Aging
NCAA is dedicated to fostering and understanding the vital relationship
between creative expression and the quality of life of older people.
- National Council on Aging
- National Institute on Aging: A National Institutes of Health site.
- NYS Office for the Aging: serving older New Yorkers and their families.
- Nursing Home Compare:Past performance of every Medicare/Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.
- Old Time Radio: For fans of nostalgic old time radio shows.
- Paying For Senior Care: this free website allows users to find programs, both government and private, that could ease the cost of paying for care.
- Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation:Federal agency that holds unclaimed pension money. Check to see if you are due any benefits.
- RSVP: Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
- Senior Health:Senior Health Information from the National Institutes of Health
- Senior Law Home Page
- SeniorNet: Provides adults 55 and over with information and instruction about computer technologies.
- Social Security Online: Official site of the Social Security Administration.
- Today's Seniors: A wealth of information for people who have retired, or are preparing for it!
- Well Spouse Association: Support for spousal caregivers.