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Adults

Services For Seniors

The library offers a number of services which may be of special interest to Seniors:

Senior Connections

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.

211 Long Island Database

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.

Mailbox Library

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. 273 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.

Suffolk County Department of Aging – Senior Advocate at MCPL-Selden

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.

Senior Citizen Presentations and Tours

Library visits on site or off site for senior clubs, groups, and organizations can be arranged. Call 585-9393 ext. 273 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.

American Society on Aging – This resource provides professional education, outstanding publications and online information and training resources for those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families.

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.

Griefnet Organization– Connects you to various news groups dealing with different types of loss; loss of a spouse , child, parent, or sibling.

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 Foundation for Senior Citizens – Dedicated to helping New York’s seniors enjoy healthier, safer, more productive and dignified lives in their own homes and communities.

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.

Medicare – The official U.S. government site for people with Medicare. Includes the full text of the booklet Medicare & You, available in both English and Spanish.

National Institute on Aging  – The Institute leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. NIA is the primary Federal agency supporting and conducting Alzheimer’s disease research.

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 – A blog that offers advice for seniors on a range of topics, including life insurance, dating, travel, and living.

101 Golden Age Club
Middle Country Public Library
101 Eastwood Blvd.
Centereach, NY 11720
Thursdays 10 – 3

Bretton Woods
Community Hall
1027 Clubhouse Drive
Coram, NY 11727
451-9191
Mondays 10 – 3

Eastwood Senior Citizens
VFW Post 4927
31 Horseblock Road
Centereach, NY 11720
451-9191
Thursdays 10-3

Lake Grove
Village Hall
980 Hawkins Ave.
Lake Grove, NY 11755
451-9191
Tuesday 10-3

New Village Community Center
Wireless & Hawkins Road
Centereach, NY 11720
451-9191

New Village Community Center offers five different Senior Citizen Clubs.
Eligibility Requirements:

  • 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
Woodmere Place
Selden, NY 11784
451-9191
Thursdays 10-3

St. Joseph’s Village
Boyle Road
Selden, NY 11784-1200
736-0524
Wednesdays 10-3

Westfield Senior Citizens
Selden Fire House
Woodmere Place
Selden, NY 11784
451-9191
Wednesdays 10-3