Senior Support Groups

 

Below you will find a vast array of helpful information to guide you through the many questions and answers you might have regarding your aging parents or loved ones.  The list of Senior Home Care Agencies in NY & Long Island  and their websites below may help guide you through the process, or at the least make your search for answers to your questions a little more easier.  Although I have tried to be as precise in the information provided on this page as possible, updates or changes on the support group web sites is beyond my control.  If you or one of your family members or one of the support groups find an error that needs to be corrected,  or you’re a support group that wish to be added to the list, please feel free to contact me through the contact form on this site. In addition, many hospitals skilled nursing facilities and senior centers in your area also provide an array of support groups. They do change frequently as well, so contact those facilities in your area for an up to date list. At any point if you would like to speak with one of our professional case managers about rates, our caregivers, the benefit of utilizing the service of an Agency like “Nannys For Grannys” and how we can provide screened and qualified care at an affordable rate within your budget give us a call at 631-730-8500 and speak with one of our case managers.  A “Mom and Pop” privately owned, non franchised, Senior Home Care Agency in NY & Long Island that takes caring for seniors very serious.

 

Alzheimer’s Association                                                

631-580-5100  

24/7 Helpline 1-800-272-3900

http://www.alz.org

The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia’s. They operate a 24/7 professionally staffed help line and have local chapters across the state and country that provide information, programs and supports to those who are affected by Alzheimer’s

American Foundation for the Blind

http://www.visionware.org

VisionAware helps adults who are losing their sight to continue to live full and independent lives by providing timely information, step-by-step daily living techniques, a directory of national and local services, and a supportive online community

 

Gampro   

Gamblers treatment center.                                                                 

www.gampro.org

 

Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation 

55 Horizon Drive

Huntington, NY 11743

516-767-6856      

 

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Family Support                    

Groups

Park Jewish Institute

271-11 76th Avenue

New Hyde Park, NY 11040

516-247-6500 x2105  

718-289-2105 

 

Benefits Check Up

http://www.benefitscheckup.org

BenefitsCheckUp is a free service of the National Council on Aging (NCOA), a nonprofit service and advocacy organization. Many adults over 55 need help paying for prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other basic needs. There are over 2,000 federal, state and private benefits programs available to help. The website asks a series of questions to help identify benefits that could save you money and cover the costs of everyday expenses.

 

Hospice Care Network

Queens 718-939-CARE

Nassau 516-832-7100                                                                   

Suffolk 631-666-6863

 www.hospicecarenetwork.org

 

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

http://www.nhpco.org

1-800-658-8898

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care in various settings, including at home, with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying and their loved ones.

Cancer Care                                                             

220 Crossways Park Drive N, Suite 110

Woodbury, NY 11797

516-364-8130                

www.cancercare.org

   

Huntington Hospital Bereavement  Support Group

270 Park Avenue

Huntington, NY 11743

631-351-2013

www.hunthosp.org/support/bereavement.htm

 

Caregivers Group

Presbyterian Church

91 Chestnut Avenue

Garden City, NY                                                               

516-244-6197                

normal@nytimes.com

 

Lewy body Dementia Association

Monthly support groups in Nassau and NYC

646-248-9292

 

Caring for the Caregiver

220 Berry Hill Road

Syosset, NY 11791

516-921-0755    

info@caringforthecaregiver.org 

       

Long Island Head Injury Association

65 Austin Boulevard                                                                                             

Commack, NY 11725

631-543-2245

www.lihia.org

 

Compassionate Friends                                                  

Support organization that offers friendship, understanding and hope to parents, grand-parents and siblings after the loss of a child.

877-969-0010 

 

Look good – Feel Better

Licensed cosmetologist helps women with self-image.

Greenlawn, NY

631-427-6060

Huntington Station, NY

631-425-2285

www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org

 

Day Haven Adult Day Services                                  

Caregiver support groups for family members

caring for a frail older adult or loved one with                

Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.

631-585-2020 ext 260          

                                                                                                

Partners in  Community Care

Supportive counseling and groups

516-484-1545 x196

 

Project Independence

Offers support for care givers, coping with bereavement, and other issues.

516-869-6311

 

Diabetes Club                                                                                                      

Dolan Family Health Center

284 Pulaski Road           

Greenlawn, NY 11740      

631-425-5250

 

St. Charles Stroke Support Group

200 Belle Terre Road

Port Jefferson, NY 11777

631-474-6445                                                                                       

 

Don Monti Cancer Center at                                               

Huntington Hospital                                                        

270 Park Avenue   

Huntington, NY 11740   

631-351-2568         

www.hunthosp.org/cancer.html

 

Suffolk County Inter-group Association of Alcoholics Anonymous

631-654-1150

VNS Support Group

Hospice Bereavement

631-261-7200

 

Forget Me-Not Program                                               

Comprehensive Community Hospice of

Parker Jewish Institute

1 Delaware Drive

Lake Success, NY 11042   

516-586-1575         

718-289-2800

 

Supportive Agencies Alliance for Aging Research

Provides literature for helping yourself help a loved one with Alzheimer’s.

202-293-2856

 

Alzheimer’s Association

Provides support, education, and resources about Alzheimer’s and dementia for seniors and

their loved ones.

3281 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite E-13, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Nassau County

516-935-1033

Suffolk County                                                            

631-580-5100

 

Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center of Long Island (ADAC)

Provides help to people with memory disorders.

631-444-1365

 

American Parkinson Disease Association

St Catherine’s Hospital

50 Route 25A, Smithtown, NY 11787

631-862-3560

 

Catholic charities, Diocese of Rockville Centre

Catholic Charities offers numerous programs and resources for seniors, operating more than

60 sites spanning from Elmont to Montauk.

90 Cherry Lane, Hicksville, New York 11801

516-733-7000

 

C Tech A Company of Technology

Products for the blind and visually impaired.

2 N. William Street, Pearl River,NY 10965

800-228-7798

www.lowvisionproducts.com

 

Customer Service Bureau

Call this number if you would like to issue a complaint about any type of insurance company

in New York State..

516-248-5886

 

Department of  Social Services

 

Suffolk County

3085 Veterans Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma, NY 11788-8900,

Hauppauge 631-853-8730

Riverhead 631-852-3710

Ronkonkoma 631-854-9700

 

Nassau County

60 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Uniondale, NY 11553-3656,

516-221-7474

 

Disabled and Alone

Life Services helps parents of a son or daughter with a disability answer the question which

triggers their greatest nightmares: “Who will look after our child when we’re gone?”

212-532-6740

info@disabledandalone.org

www.disabledandalone.org

 

Suffolk County Police Special Needs/Silver Alert Identification Kit.

Enables Caregivers to register information regarding persons with special needs in the police

data system. The person is issued an ID bracelet AT NO COST and if that person is ever lost

or in need of assistance the police are able to access their information and get them the care

that they need while also contacting their loved ones immediately.

Contact Bernadette Zimmermann – Community Outreach Bureau

631-852-6983

 

Family and Children’s Association

They help and support families in crisis; treat and rehabilitate people of all ages with mental

health and substance abuse problems; and safeguard seniors, helping them to live the lives they

wish for themselves.

100 East Old Country Road, Mineola, NY 11501

516-746-0350

www.familyandchildrens.org.

 

Family Service League

Assists seniors with many issues including the home share program. Numerous support groups

are available.

790 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743

631-427-3700 ext 301

www.fsl-li.org

 

The Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP)

the HIICAP Program has been established to assist seniors through the maze of health

insurance paperwork. Assistance is available with the whole range of health insurance

programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, Supplemental and Long Term Care Insurance.

Trained volunteers provide elderly persons with the information, counseling and assistance

necessary to purchase, claim and appeal decisions about health insurance coverage.

Suffolk County 631-853-6651

Nassau County 516-292-1300 ext 2272

 

Helen Keller Services for the Blind

Helps people of all ages who are visually impaired to develop independence.

Nassau County

1 Hellen Keller Way

Hempstead, NY 11550

516-485-1231

 

Suffolk County                                                     

40 New York Avenue

Huntington, NY 11743

631-424-0022

 

Jewish Association for the Services for the Aged (JASA)

JASA’s mission is to sustain and enrich the lives of the aging in the New York metropolitan area

so that they can remain in the community with dignity and autonomy.

Nassau County Service Center

158 Third Street

Mineola, NY 11501

516-742-2050

 

JASA Service Center

74 Hauppauge Road, Room 43

Commack, NY 11725    

631-724-6300  

 

Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF)

Provides support, education, and resources about Alzheimer’s and dementia.

5 Channel Drive, Port Washington, NY 11050

516-767-6856

www.liaf.org

 

LI Center for Independent Living

Services and information for people living with disabilities.

3601 Hempstead Turnpike,

Suite 208 & 500, Levittown, NY 11756

516-796-0144

 

Lighthouse

Helping people overcome the challenges of vision loss.

111 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022-1202

800-829-0500

www.lighthouse.org

 

The Medicare Rights Center

They offer a program that offers “extra Help” in paying for prescription drug costs.

www.medicarerights.org 

www.medicareinteractive.org

 

National MS Society

40 Marcus Drive, Suite 100, Melville, NY 11747

631-864-8337

 

New York State Department of Health

Oversees and handles complaints dealing with hospitals nursing homes, adult homes and

assisted livings. This number is for both Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

631-851-3080

 

New York State Insurance Department

general insurance information and Resource Center for Seniors in NY.

800 342-3736

www.ins.state.ny.us

 

NY Connects

Choices for long term care.

516-227-8900

 

Office of Aging

The portal to get you started in finding the answers and services you need.

Nassau County

516-227-8900

Suffolk County                                                        

631-853-8200                                                             

 

Office of Handicapped Services (OHS)

Operates a Handicapped Hotline to answer questions on jobs, housing, education,

transportation, health services, social services, rehabilitation, etc

631-853-8333

 

Project Independence

Services range from social work and community nursing to transportation and information

and referral.

516-869-6311

 

Pronto

Provides food and other services to those in need who live in or around Brentwood, Bay Shore

and Central Islip

128 Pine Aire Drive,

Bay Shore, NY 11706

631-231-8290

 

SelfHelp

Selfhelp offers aging, frail and “at-risk” New Yorkers a comprehensive network of social service,

senior housing and home care services. It is also the oldest and largest provider of Nazi victim

services in North America.

Selfhelp Central Office

520 Eighth Avenue,

New York, NY 10018

212-971-7600

 

SelfHelp

E-Z MED Pre-Pour Medication Management Program

50 Clinton Street, Suite 514,

Hempstead, NY 11550

516-505-2571

 

Shinnecock Senior Citizens

Senior Services, hospice care etc.

Church Street,

Southampton, NY

631-283-0106

 

Tooth Wisdom

http://www.toothwisdom.org

ToothWisdom.org features resources specifically tailored to helping older adults maintain good oral health, including resources for free dental care in New York State.

 

United Way of Long Island

United Way of Long Island, together with community partners is committed to changing lives

on Long Island by investing in healthcare, reducing hunger and assisting neighbors in need.

819 Grand Boulevard,

Deer Park, NY 11729

631-940-3700

www.unitedwayli.org