Especially for Seniors
May and June 2013 Programs
Did You Know?
Ramps are not just for baby strollers! As an alternative to the steps
into the front of the library, the library has two entrance
walkwaysâ€¦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
We will be your guest speaker. If your
Senior Club would like to learn more
about the library and what we offer,
please call Judy at 929-4488 for more
*Assisted Listening Device Available
Portable personal listening devices are available for use during
any library program. Please ask a Reference Librarian for assistance.
Stretching for Seniors
Mondays, May 6, 13, 20, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Enjoy this gentle, invigorating routine of
stretches, all done while in a chair. No
special skill needed, all are welcome. $8.00
fee collected at time of registration, which
is open to all. Register May 1.
In June: Mondays, June 3, 10, 17, 24.
$8.00 fee. Register June 1.
Blood Pressure Screening
Thursday, May 9, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday, June 13, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
A nurse from Interim HealthCare will be at
the library to take your blood pressure. No
appointment is necessary; open to all adult
Thursday Afternoon @ the Movies
Thursday, May 9 at Noon:
Now Showing: Mildred Pierce
Thursday, June 13 at Noon:
Now Showing: The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Seniors are welcome to bring lunch (we
provide beverage and snacks!) and enjoy
this classic film.
Tuesdays, May 14 & June 11 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
A trained volunteer will be at the library to
answer your questions about Medicare
claims or benefits. This personal service
is by appointment only. Open to all,
please call 631-929-4488 ext. 225 for an
Fridays, May 24 & June 28 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Come bowl with us at "North Shore Public
Library Lanes." No special skill is needed,
this computer game can even be done
from a chair. All are welcome, no registration
Bagels and Bingo
Saturday, May 4, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Join us for a fun morning of Bingo. Enjoy
fresh bagels and beverages while playing
Bingo. Open to seniors, limit 2 registrations
per library card. Registration for NSPL cardholders begins April 22.
Out of district residents may register April 27 as space
permits. Doors will open at
10:00 AM, no earlier.
Tuesdays, Tuesdays, May 21 & June 18 6:00 â€“ 8:00 PM
Teen volunteers will provide instructions
on computers, cell phones, iPods and
more. Call to reserve your 1-hour session.
You must bring your own device
Senior Information Center
Check out the display stand that has
information on all of the Libraryâ€™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.
Look for the binder located near the
Senior Information Center: itâ€™s chock full
of important information regarding programs
and services for seniors.
Senior Services Brochure
Weâ€™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 memberâ€™s or
friendâ€™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
Services to the Homebound
If you or someone you know is
homebound and cannot come to the
library because of a temporary or
permanent disability, please contact
our Homebound and Senior Services
Librarian, Judy Oâ€™Connell at
929-4488. She will arrange for a
volunteer to deliver items such as
books or movies to your home. When
you are ready, a volunteer will pick up
your materials and bring you new
selections. Please call, we want to hear
Large Print Titles
The library has a comprehensive
collection of both fiction and nonfiction
titles, including most new releases. "Readerâ€™s Digest" and the "New
York Times" are also available in Large
If you need special accommodations,
please let the library know 48 hours in
Want a copy of the newsletter in
Large Print? Call Judy Oâ€™Connell
at 929-4488 ext. 228.
- AARP: provides information on a range of senior related concerns.
- Administration on Aging: gateway to lots of information.
- AMA Physician Select: Look up physicians' credentials and specialties.
- American Federation for the Blind: information for the senior with vision loss.
: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.
- Caring Connections: Information for caregivers.
- Care Diary: Simplifying life for caregivers.
- Community Resource Database of Long Island: Non-profit and government Agencies that provide services to L.I. residents
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- Eldercare Search:
EBSCO's searchable nationwide database on nursing homes, assisted
living, home healthcare, frequently asked questions and latest Senior
- EldercareWeb: Multi-faceted site with information on health, housing, aging and other issues related to the frail elderly.
- elderhostel: Educational adventures worldwide for adults over 55.
- Estate Planning Links
- FirstGov for Seniors: The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal
- Gerontological Society of America: Promotes the scientific study of aging and dissemination of knowledge.
- HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program)
- Homecare/Hospice Agency Locator
- Medicare: The official U.S. government site for Medicare information.
- Medicare Interactive Help:Understand, choose, or trouble-shoot
- MedlinePlus:Reliable health information for you and your family from the National Institutes of Health
- Merck Manual, Home Edition: Searchable!
- National Center for Creative Aging
NCAA is dedicated to fostering and understanding the vital relationship
between creative expression and the quality of life of older people.
- 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.
- RSVP: Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
- Senior Health:Senior Health Information from the National Institutes of Health
- Senior Law Home Page
- SeniorNet: Provides adults 55 and over with information and instruction about computer technologies.
- Social Security Online: Official site of the Social Security Administration.
- Today's Seniors: A wealth of information for people who have retired, or are preparing for it!
- Well Spouse Association: Support for spousal caregivers.