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The Town has four Senior Nutrition 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, welfare referral services, mobile van health screening, and blood pressure testing through the Babylon Chapter of the American Red Cross. The Senior Centers provide transportation to and from the centers, free of charge.
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.
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.
Generally, the activities, classes and programs offered include:
Generally, the Senior Centers schedule food shopping trips for the seniors 2 to 3 times a month. To schedule transportation to a medical appointment, call a week in advance to schedule with Marilyn Rosen in Human Services at (631) 422-7618. This service is free and subject to availability.
In addition to this and the Town's Essential Transportation Program, Suffolk County Transit Service offers seniors and persons with disabilities transportation. They will pick up and drop off between any two points in Suffolk County within ¾ mile of a Suffolk County Bus route. The main contact is (631) 738-1150. Reservations are required and is based on availability.
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 Wyandanch Senior Citizen Nutrition Center also provides:
The Spangle Drive Senior Citizen Center provides:
The North Amityville Senior Citizen Center provides: