Along with the many resources on this page, as well as the growing number of online resources on the Online Resources page, please take advantage of the following resources that may be helpful for you or someone you know and love!
Accessing the Library
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 the library.
If you or someone you know is homebound and cannot come to the library due to a permanent or temporary disability, please contact the Reference Desk at 631-929-4488 ext. 225.
Large Print Titles
The library has a comprehensive collection of both fiction and non-fiction titles including most new releases. “Reader’s Digest” and the “New York Times” are also available in Large Print Format.
Music and Memory
This personalized music therapy program is designed to enhance the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, and other degenerative neurological diseases. Please contact the Reference Desk at 631-929-4488 ext. 225.
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.
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 for assistance.
If you need special accommodations, please let the library know 48 hours in advance.
Want a copy of the newsletter in Large Print? Call the Reference Desk at 929-4488 ext. 225.
- AARP: Provides information on a range of senior related concerns.
- Administration for Community Living: Gateway to lots of information.
- AMA DoctorFinder: Provides basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States..
- American Federation for the Blind: Information for the senior with vision loss.
- BenefitsCheckUp.org : 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.
- CaringInfo: CaringInfo, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, provides free resources to help people make decisions about end-of-life care and services before a crisis.
- Common Scams that Target the Elderly
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- EldercareWeb: Multi-faceted site with information on health, housing, aging and other issues related to the frail elderly.
- Gerontological Society of America: Promotes the scientific study of aging and dissemination of knowledge.
- HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program)
- Homecare/Hospice Agency Locator.
- Long Island Food Harvest: Run by the Island Harvest Food Bank, this program provides free monthly nutritious food packages to eligible seniors over 60 years old.
- Medicare: The official U.S. government site for Medicare information.
- Medicare Interactive Help: Understand, choose, or trouble-shoot Medicare Benefits.
- MedlinePlus: Reliable health information for you and your family from the National Institutes of Health
- Merck Manual, Home Edition: Searchable!
- 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.
- Road Scholar: Educational adventures worldwide for adults.
- RSVP: Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
- SeniorNet: Provides adults 55 and over with information and instruction about computer technologies.
- Social Security Online: Official site of the Social Security Administration.
- Suffolk County Office for the Aging
- Well Spouse Association: Support for spousal caregivers.