Announcements

The Suffolk County Office for the Aging and the Suffolk County Senior Citizen Advisory Board will be hosting their annual Senior Celebration Luncheon on Thursday, May 14, 2015. The celebration is in observance of Older Americans Month and will be held at Villa Lombardi’s, 877 Main Street in Holbrook, between the hours of 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM.

We encourage you to register as early as possible because seating is limited. Reservations will be made on a first come, first served basis, until tickets are no longer available. Tickets are $27.00 each and checks should be made payable to the Suffolk County Treasurer. Please use this reservation form and be sure to include payment. We regret that no reservations can be processed without payment in full.  Please get your reservation in before April 17, 2015.

Once your reservation form is received, we will process it and mail all tickets to you during the week of April 27, 2015. You may reserve a table of 12 by providing payment in full and a complete listing of the names of the persons to be seated at the table.

If you have any questions, please call Office for the Aging at 853-8200. However, please note that no reservations may be made by telephone. We look forward to having you be part of this very enjoyable day. 

Welcome from County Executive Steve Bellone

The Suffolk County Office for the Aging is the designated Area Agency on Aging under the Older Americans Act. For over 40 years, Suffolk County Office for the Aging has administered federal, state and county programs for persons 60 years of age and older.

Specific goals for the Office are to develop a comprehensive service system designed to assist persons 60 years of age and older in maintaining maximum independence and dignity, to remove barriers to economic and personal independence, and to provide a continuum of care for the vulnerable elderly. Most importantly, Suffolk County Office for the Aging acts as advocate on behalf of all Suffolk County senior citizens.

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WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE ON AGING (WHCOA)

This year the White House Council on Aging will focus on four themes: Retirement Security, Healthy Aging, Long-term Services and Supports, and Elder Justice.

The NYS Office for the Aging, the Association on Aging in NY, and AARP NY are seeking your participation in a statewide effort to solicit input on these topics.  There are two ways to have your voice heard.  A listening session will be held Friday March 27th 2015 from 2-4pm at Molloy College,7180 Republic Airport, East Farmingdale, NY.  Please RSVP to Sharon.Foley@aging.ny.gov.  If you are unable to attend the listening session you may provide your recommendations online via a survey http://www.agingny.org/WhiteHouseConferenceonAging.aspx

County Links

Program & Services Guide for Senior Citizens

Nutrition

There are 30 Senior Nutrition Programs in Suffolk County.  Senior Nutrition Programs include both home delivered and congregate meal sites.  For the location of the congregate meal sites please click the link below. 

Congregate Nutrition Sites

Senior Advocates

Senior Advocates are available at over 50 sites throughout the community to provide benefits counseling.  Although appointments are not necessary it is suggested you contact the site to confirm the date and time.   

See the Senior Advocate Schedule

Senior Advocates Locations

NYConnects

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Finding the right long term services and supports to help you can be very confusing. NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care is your trusted place for information and assistance about long term services and supports whether you are paying for services yourself, through insurance, or eligible for a government program.

Local NY Connects Information and Assistance Specialists provide personalized counseling to help you make informed decisions and can assist you in accessing available long term services and supports to meet existing or future long term needs.

For assistance call (631) 853-8200.