The Leonard S. Sandel Senior Center50
South Park Avenue, Rockville Centre, New York
Activities include trips, lectures, volunteer activities, weekly
luncheons, discussion groups, social events, exercise groups, cards and
games, movies, etc. Members help formulate programs and direct
activities under the guidance of professional staff. Other activities
include Center Stage Chorus, a troupe of senior citizens who perform at
Senior Center and in and
around the community. There is also a Men's Club and a Spanish Club.
The Center publishes a monthly calendar of events. There is a low-cost
annual charge for membership in the Center.
Throughout the year, joint programs are held with elementary, middle
and high school students. The highlight of the year is the
intergenerational "Sharing" Conference held annually in the
spring creating a link between Seniors and South
A light lunch is served weekdays, except for Wednesday when a
nutritious hot lunch is served. Sign-ups are required. Call 678-9350
The Care Club
An adult day services program, provides a therapeutic and recreational
environment where physically challenged older adults participate in a
program that is designed to meet individual needs under the supervision
of a professional staff. The service has been expanded to include
"Project 50" serving disabled adults from the age of 50.
The program includes: therapy, crafts, seated rehabilitative exercise,
social work, transportation, lunch, entertainment, discussion
session/current events, group games and other activities.
Transportation is available. Eligibility is open to frail older adults,
without severe psychological or behavioral disabilities, who are able
to be transported. Applicants must be accompanied by an aide where
appropriate. To apply, contact the Special Services Coordinator, at the
Door-to-Door service for medical, non-emergency needs is available to
eligible seniors. Eligibility is determined in an interview with one of
the social service staff members. Seniors must be Rockville Centre residents, have
a membership at the Sandel Senior Center, have a physical
impairment and need, and lack other assistance.
Provided to activities sponsored or cosponsored by Senior Services.
Group trips originate at designated pick up spots only. Eligibility is
membership in the sponsoring group.
A bus is available to seniors every Tuesday for Grocery Shopping. For
participants of the Care Club and other eligible seniors,
transportation in a wheel chair accessible van is available.
Social Work Services
can receive assistance at the Sandel Senior Center for the
Case managers offer assistance to seniors with Medicare, Medicaid,
Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Food Stamps, HEAP (fuel rebate) and
other benefit programs.
Information and Referral
Social work services are available in the home to seniors recently
discharged from a hospital, permanently homebound and to those caring
for these individuals.
Friendly Visitors/Homebound Services Lifeline Emergency Response
System Senior Help Line -
A Social Worker is available for supportive, confidential counseling,
to help older persons and their families cope with emotional and
Students Helping Older People (S.H.O.P.)
Matches student volunteers with homebound senior citizens.
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP)
Provides education and prevention programs to alert elderly residents
to the problems related to prescription drug misuse and alcohol abuse.
Complete health screenings annually: anemia and diabetic testing, blood
pressure, glaucoma, hearing, nutritional counseling, and mammography.
Free flu shots are also given annually.
Friends of Senior Services, Inc. (FOSSI)
Sandel Senior Center
50 South Park Avenue,
Rockville Centre, New
is an organization committed to raising funds for senior programs. As a
not-for-profit corporation, FOSSI can solicit private donations that
are tax deductible. Monies raised by FOSSI help to expand the services
of the center and develop new programs that benefit all the seniors of Rockville Centre.