The Town's senior centers offer a nutritious congregate meal lunch program.
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The Town has four Senior Centers:
The Senior Centers provide recreational, cultural, advisory, and health programs. Program activities at all centers include arts and crafts, cards, games, billiards, outdoor games, needlework, painting, dance instruction, trips, and parties.
Babylon’s Senior Centers provide many informational and special services, including Social Security information, income tax assistance, Medicare and Medicaid information, health education, referral services, mobile van health screening, and blood pressure screenings.
The Senior Centers provide transportation to and from the centers, free of charge.
The Town of Babylon operates four Senior Centers. The Senior Centers are recreation centers for active and independent seniors (60 years of age and older).
The Senior Centers are different than an adult day care program. Adult day care programs offer supervised health care management and social activities to adults who are frail or with special disabilities that require constant attention. Typically, these services are provided in a protective environment by trained staff, which assists clients with socialization and activities of daily living (eating, exercise and hygiene).
For more information about Adult Day Care Centers, contact Suffolk County Office of the Aging at (631) 853-2236.
All interested participants must complete a registration form that contains basic information such as name, address, current contact information, emergency contact information and a list of current medications. Participants must also show proof of residency and age.
There is no cost to join a senior center. Once registered, members receive an identification card, which allows them to sign up for the lunch program, transportation, activities, classes and trips.
The senior centers are open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The Town's Senior Centers provide numerous programs and activities, which vary among the four centers. For individual senior center programs, residents should call the senior center directly.
Generally, the activities, classes and programs offered include:
The Town's Senior Centers do provide transportation services to and from the center. Some of the centers also provide bi-monthly shopping trips to a local grocery store or convenience store for the seniors. The North Amityville Senior Center's door-to-door transportation services is also wheelchair accessible.
Generally, the Senior Centers schedule food shopping trips for the seniors two to three times a month. To schedule transportation to a medical appointment, call five days in advance to schedule Senior Transportation at (631) 422-7618. This service is free and subject to availability.
The Wyandanch Senior Citizen Nutrition Center is located at 28 Wyandanch Avenue in Wyandanch. The phone number is (631) 491-4889.
As a Nutrition Center, this center provides nutritional lunches for all seniors, including those at other Town senior centers, with a minimum of 100 lunches served daily. The average attendance is 60-80 seniors per day.
Special programs offered at the Wyandanch Senior Citizen Nutrition Center are:
The Tanner Park Senior Citizen Center provides:
The Spangle Drive Senior Citizen Center is located at 438 Spangle Drive in North Babylon.
The North Amityville Senior Center is located at 48-C Cedar Road in Amityville.
The North Amityville Senior Citizen Center provides:
Seniors can call the Senior Centers directly to receive the day's menu:
No, the Town of Babylon does not deliver lunch to homebound seniors. You can contact Catholic Charities Meal-On-Wheels at (631) 842-4123. Please visit the Catholic Charities website for more information on the services they provide.