Harbor View currently includes more than 40 physicians and is growing through a variety of partnerships. Through the relationship with John T. Mather Hospital, Harbor View physicians are provided the support they need so they may concentrate on providing quality care and keep up-to-date with the latest medical research.
216 Christian Avenue, Stony Brook NY 11790
Stony Brook WIC Program
181 N. Belle Mead Rd, #2, Setauket NY 11733
Soup Kitchen (Christ Church United Methodist Church)
545 Old Town Road, Port Jefferson NY 11766
Artie Mahistedt, Soup Kitchen Director
233 North Country Road, Mount Sinai, NY 11766
(Provides emergency food closet, church services for the disabled, 12- step recovery program and AA meetings).
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
716 Route 25A, Rocky Point NY 11778
Gordon Heights Senior Nutrition
10 Teller Avenue, Coram NY 11727
Phone: 631-696-1671 (Congregate & Home Delivered)
Rose Caracappa Senior Citizen Cultural & Wellness Center
739 Route 25A, Mount Sinai NY 11766
Al Anon - Support group for families and friends of those with drinking problems.
Every Saturday, 6:30-8:30pm, Conference Room 1&2
Call 631-669-2827 for more information (Registration not required)
Alcoholics Anonymous- Support groups for men and women with drinking problems
Every Sunday, 9:30-11am, Conference Rooms 4 & 5
First and third Tuesday of every month, 7:30-9pm, Conference Rooms 4 & 5
Every Thursday "Big Book" 7:30-9pm in Conference Rooms 4 & 5
Every Saturday, 11am-1pm, Conference Rooms 4 & 5
Contact the AA 24-hour hotline at 631-669-1124 for more information (Registration not required)
Families Anonymous - Support group for families dealing with problems related to drugs, alcohol, behavioral problems and interpersonal relationships.
Every Friday, 7:30-9:30pm, Conference Room 1
Contact Marian at 631-219-4838 for more information. (Registration not required)
Smoking Cessation - Mather Hospital participates in the Suffolk County Department of Health Learn to be... Tobacco Free program.
Six week class held twice a year
Contact 631-476-2723 to register for the class at Mather Hospital or contact the Suffolk County Department of Health at 631-853-2928 for information on other classes and locations.
Eating Disorders - Support group for people with eating disorders. Family and friends are welcome
First Monday of every month, 7-8:30pm, Conference Room 3.
For information, call Sue Morin, RN, at 631-473-3877 ext. 7956 (Registration not required)
Overeaters Anonymous - Support group for people with overeating problems.
Every Sunday, 7-9pm, Conference Room2
First, second and third Monday of every month, 7:30-9:30pm, Conference Room 1
For more information contact Dolly at 631-928-1155 (Registration not required)
Prostate Cancer "Us Too" International - Support group for men who have or had prostate cancer. Family members and friends are welcome.
First Tuesday of every month, 7:30-9:30pm, Conference Room 1
Contact Greg Schmidt at 631-846-4377 for more information.
Reach to Recovery - A program to help patients with breast cancer cope with their diagnosis treatment and recovery, pairing a breast cancer survivor with a recently diagnosed patient. American Cancer Society volunteers are specially trained to help the patient express feelings and verbalize fears and concerns.
Contact made through a personal visit, online, or a phone call, based on location. Call the ACS 24-hour phone line at 1-800-227-2345.
Newly Diagnosed Women with Breast Cancer - Support group to help those newly diagnosed move on with their lives and make life more satisfying.
Thursdays, 5:15-6:45pm, Conference Room 1. (Eight week sessions)
Contact Sonny Levinbook, CSW for dates and registration at 631-686-1854
Look Good, Feel Better - A complimentary two-hour make over session for cancer patients undergoing radiation or chemotherapy.
Classes are held 6-8pm (Appointment required and dates vary)
Contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 for more information
Live, Love and Laugh Again - Support group for women who have breast cancer. Family members are encouraged to attend. Students permitted.
First Thursday of every month, 7-9pm, Conference Room 2.
Contact Stephanie Crispino, RN, 631-476-2776 (Registration not required)
Cancer Survivors - Support group for men and women who have or had any type of cancer. Families welcome. Schedule:
Third Thursday of every month, 6-8pm, Conference Room 4&5.
Contact Stacey Jolley 631-689-1635
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Central Suffolk: NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.
Contact Deb 631-675-6831 or John 631-608-3073 to register
Emotions Anonymous: A 12-step program for people with emotional problems.
Sunday, 3-5pm, Conference Rooms 1&2
Contact Janet Brokow 631-584-5604 (Registration not required)
FAMILY CRISIS COUNSELING
P.O.M.C (Parents of Murdered Children): A national organization that is a support network dedicated to helping survivors of homicide victims (child, spouse, sibling, relative, and friend).
Second Sunday of every month, 2-4 pm, Conference Rooms 4&5
Call June 631-384-5240 (Registration not required)
Bereavement - Please contact the following community locations for information on bereavement support groups:
Good Shepherd Hospice 631-465-6300
St. Louis de Montfort Church 631-744-8566
Adult-Infant - Child CPR/ Basic Life Support: Mather is a designated training center for American Heart Association courses in Adult- Infant and Child CPR and BLS for healthcare providers and the community.
Contact Nursing Education 631-476-2729 (Registration not required)
Lymphedema - Support group for those who have been diagnosed with or are at high risk for lymphedema. Learn and share information about lymphedema and its management. Family members and caregivers welcome.
Dates Vary (Registration required)
Contact Jomar Dimanlig 631-686-7648
Multiple Sclerosis - Support group for those with MS. their families and care partners.
Dates vary. Meets in Conference Room 3
Contact National MS Society 631-864-8337 or Karen Tuminello 631-589-3901 for information and class dates.
Sarcoidosis - Support group for people who have Sarcoidosis. Family and friends welcome.
Third Sunday of every month, 6-8pm, Conference Room 1. (Registration not required)
Contact Frank Rivera 631-522-8824 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Stroke - A support group for people who have had a stroke/TIA. Family and friends welcome.
First Thursday of every month, 6:00-7:00pm, Conference Room 2. (Registration not required)
Contact: Joanne Lauten, RN 631-686-7660
Chronic Disease Self Management - Workshop series designed to enable participants to manage their chronic conditions by nutrition, self-awareness, exercise, relaxation techniques and peer support, resulting in fewer ER visits and less hospitalizations. The workshop holds a maximum of 18 participants and runs for six weeks at a time.
Contact: Retired Senior Volunteer Program at 631-852-4500 for more information.
Pax Christi Hospitality Center
255 Oakland Avenue, Port Jefferson NY 11776
(25 bed emergency center for men 16+)
(Home for women in crisis or transition ages 21+)
Emergency Shelter - Coram Center
80 Middle Country Road, Coram NY 11727- Main
Emergency after hours: 631-854-9100
Emergency Assistance to Families - (Providing help for sudden emergencies of household containing a child under the age of 18 who do not have resources to meet the child's needs; such as shelter, food, fuel, repairs, utilities, food, motel placement and other essential needs. Primarily for families not in receipt of public assistance)
Emergency after hours: 631-854-9100
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
Emergency/ After Hours: 631-854-9100
For people already receiving public assistance or food stamps contact 631-853-8820
For the elderly contact Office for the Aging at 631-853-8326
Lifeline Services - Offers reduced rate on a primary residential phone line for eligible customers.
Peace of Mind Program - Extends payment due date for 30 days for hospitalized persons of their families.
Call 1-800-490-0025 to request accommodation.
Home Equity Conversion (HECM) - A HECM is a federally insured mortgage in which a homeowner can borrow money against the value of his or her home. The borrower can receive a lump sum, a monthly payment and/or line of credit. No repayment of the mortgage (principal or interest) is required until the borrower dies of the home is sold.
Legal and financial counseling is provided to ensure that all parties understand the obligations involved.
Suffolk County Accessible Transportation (SCAT) Services - For individuals who are not able to use Suffolk County Transit public bus service without assistance, live too far and are unable to access transportation, or have a disability that does not allow them to use public transportation. **Must apply for assistance** (Dial Suffolk County Transit Information Services for more information on how to apply at 631-852-5200)
For a ride: 631-981-0104
Bus services are available throughout Suffolk County. Reduced fares are available to seniors and the disabled with a valid I.D. Card.
Contact: 852-5200 (www.sct-bus.org) Public Transportation Information Center for additional information
Suffolk County Coalition against Domestic Violence
Contact: 631-666-8833 (24 Hour Hotline)
Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (Domestic Violence & Rape)
Contact: 631-360-3606 (24 Hour Hotline)
24 Hour Crisis Intervention Hotline for Suffolk County - Provides 24-hour suicide prevention and crisis intervention, telephone counseling services
Critical Incident Stress Management Team - Provides assistance to emergency workers in times of emotional need or crisis resulting from either emergency service work or personal life. (CSWs, EMTs, AEMTs, firefighters, police officers, etc.) Contact: 631-852-5080
HIV/AIDS Hotline - Provides HIV/ AIDS information including client services, education programs and screened community referrals.
Full-Time professional crisis counselor's staff the Hotline from 9am-6pm Monday-Friday 877-865-4222
Mental Health Helpline - Provides information and referral to mental health and health services in Suffolk County. Staff is trained to handle information and referral and crisis calls.
After Hours Pilgrim Psychiatric Center Hotline 631-952-3333
Elder Abuse - Services to help elder abuse victims. For non- emergency situations the Suffolk County Office for the Aging can provide information and assistance to the victim.
Contact: 631-854-3195 for Adult Protective Services
Contact: 631-360-3730 for an Elder Abuse Counseling Program at the Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk
Contact: 631-360-3606 for VIBS 24 hour hotline
HOME CARE SERVICES
Family Caregiver Support Services - Services include case management, information and referral, counseling, support groups, training and respite.
Where: SCOFA, Jewish Association for Services for the Aged in Riverhead (JASA) or Family Service League in Commack (FSL)
Contact: 631-853-8200 (SCOFA) for more information and assistance with setting up services
Respite Services - Provides caregivers of the elderly with temporary relief. (Suggest contribution for services is based on ability to pay)
Contact: 631-321-8229 ext.1229
SENIOR ADULT DAY CARE
Social Adult Day Care
Community Programs Center of LI- day Haven Adults Day Services (2 locations)
400 Sheep Pasture Road, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Contact: 476-9697 Ext. 213
2210 Smithtown Avenue, Ronkonkoma NY 11776
Contact: 585-2020 Ext. 207
Away from Home Adult Day Care
1660 Route 112, Suite G, Port Jefferson Station NY 11776
Adult Day Health Care
Bellhaven Nursing Center & Adult Day Care Programs
110 Beaver Dam Road, Brookhaven NY 11719
Contact: 286-8100 Ext. 781
Avalon Gardens Rehab. & Health Care Center
Route 7 NY-25A, Smithtown NY 11787
Contact: Daycare 724-1228
LI State Veterans Home- Adult Day Care
State University of Stony Brook, 100 Patrons Road, Stony Brook NY 11790
Phone: 444-8530, 1-800-Day Care
MATURE WORKERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
The Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP) - Training programing for low-income individuals 55+ who are interested in re-entering the workforce. They are able to engage in community service and receive on the job training that can lead to unsubsidized employment.
National Urban League of Westchester, Mature Worker's Program of LI,
1 Commerce Blvd, Amityville NY 11701
Contact: 631-464-4230 Ext.207
The Suffolk County Department of Labor One - Stop Employment Center - Assists with access to services such as job listings, assessment of skill levels, employment search and placement assistance.
Suffolk County Department of Labor
North Country Complex, Bldg 17, Hauppauge NY 11788
SENIOR ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
Information and Referral - Senior Citizen Info Line (853-8200) will assist with requests for information Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
Foster Grandparents Program - The program seeks to match low income senior volunteers with "at risk" children for 20 hours each week in a school setting. Activities range from reading, story-telling, tutoring, to playing games and listening. Volunteers receive a small stipend, a meal and transportation assistance.
Contact: 631-321-8229 Ext. 1224 for more information
Benefits Counseling - Counseling regarding programs and services for people 60 and over as well as assistance in securing entitlements is available from senior advocates at Senior Centers, nutrition sites, and other community locations.
Contact: 631-853-8200 for the schedule
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) - Essential in protecting the health and safety of the senior population; this program is designed to assist income eligible seniors with the rising energy costs. Both homeowners and renters may apply. Applications are accepted in the beginning of the fall and continue until the federal funds have been exhausted.
Contact the Office for Aging HEAP Hotline at 631-853-8326 for more information
Suffolk NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care - Aims to provide comprehensive, objective, information for individuals and their caregivers about home, community based and institutional long term care services and linkage to services and resources to meet their needs.
Contact: 631-853-8200 to request information on this program
Telephone Reassurance & Friendly Visiting - Provided to persons over age 60 who live alone, services include daily phone contact and also person-to-person social contact. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) publishes a newsletter, "Seniors in Touch, "containing information on volunteer activates and special events. To inquire about these services or to volunteer, call the service provider in your area:
RSVP (All of Suffolk County) - 979-9490 ext. 21
Brookhaven (Telephone Reassurance Only) - 451-9191
Case Management - Designed to assist functionally impaired seniors living in the community access to services which are suitable to meet individual needs. Service plans are developed with clients and their support system to achieve a set of defined goals.
Services include; Intake and Screening; Assessment and Reassessment; Comprehensive Services Planning; Services Acquisition; Monitoring and Follow-Up. ). There is no charge for Case Management but if Home Care Services are required the client may be required to cost-share for these services. Also per the website there may be a waiting list for these services.
Contact: 631-853-8200 the Suffolk County Office for the Aging (SCOFA
Ombudservice - Trained and certified community volunteers that advocate on behalf of nursing home and adult home residents and their families.
Contact: 631-470-6756 Family Service League
EPIC: Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage - State funded program for residents 65 and older who meet income guidelines that need assistance with prescription needs.
Contact EPIC at 1-800-332-3742 for eligibility and enrollment.
HIICAP - The Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance Program- Trained volunteers provide Medicare beneficiaries and their families with the information, counseling and assistance necessary to purchase, claim and appeal decisions about health insurance coverage.
Contact: 631-979-9490 Ext. 18 HIICAP hotline
Senior Citizen I.D. Card - The Suffolk County Senior Citizen I.D. card is issued free of charge to Suffolk County residents aged 60 and over. It is available upon proof of age and residence at many locations, including your local county legislator's office. Cardholders are entitled to certain discounts.
Contact: 631-853-8200 for more information
TRANSPORTATION FOR THE ELDERLY
Bus Services - Reduced fares are available to seniors and the disabled with a valid I.D. Card. For additional information call the Public Transportation Information Center at 631-852-5200 or go to www.sct-bus.org
Essential Transportation - This program provides transportation for seniors who have no other means of transportation to a variety of essential services such as medical appointments, Social Services, Town Hall and shopping. Each town has their own guidelines since service is limited. Seniors should contact their town of residence for specific information. Reservation are required. (Brookhaven 631-451-6126)
SCAT (Suffolk County Accessible Transportation) - provides curb to curb service to individuals with disabilities. Seniors are eligible for SCAT if they have permanent or temporary disabilities that prevent you from using regular Suffolk Transit public bus service. For applications and information contact 631-853-8337(voice) or 631-8533-5658(TTY)
Legal Assistance - An attorney is available for personal legal consultation. The services may include representation at advocacy and administrative hearings. Call 631-761-7470 or write Touro Law Center, Senior Citizens' Law Program, 225 Eastview Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722 for an appointment.
Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Elders - A non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the unique needs of the LI GLBT older adult community by providing education, advocacy and social support services. SAGE-LI creates a safe space for GLBT older adults and offers weekly mingles, monthly outings to restaurants and museums, Health Education Series, bimonthly dances, entitlement and benefit counseling through SCOFA, as well as other social, recreational and supportive servies that create rich social networks for GLBT older adults. Contact: SAGE at 631-665-2300 for more information.