Town of Shelter Island
Shelter Island, New York
Senior Programs
Silver Circle
The Silver Circle is a weekly social group for older adults, meeting every
Wednesday from 10:00am-2:00pm. There is pick-up and drop-off
transportation available. The morning starts with greetings, news, and a
light snack. Activities throughout the games, Bingo, yoga and exercise,
music and crafts and celebrations of all kinds. There are fun and
educational as well. Membership can begin at age 60. The cost is $10.00
per meeting. The Silver Circle meets at the S.I. Senior Activity Center. Call
Lois Charls at 749-1059 for more information.

Telephone Reassurance Program
Daily phone calls are made to older adults who might live alone, be sick
or homebound, or who might just benefit from a friendly conversation
each day. This program currently runs every Monday through Saturday.
Please call Roni Siller or Henrietta Roberts at 749-1059 for information.

*Senior Nutrition Program/Dinner Bell

This program serves up hot, nutritious meals and a fun social time for
participants age 60 and older. We meet every Monday and Friday,
12:30pm at the Fellowship Hall in the S.I. Presbyterian Church. A
voluntary donation is $4.00 per meal. Sign-up is made in advance at a
luncheon or by calling Karin Bennett at 749-0291 ext. 2104 or 749-0805
ext. 3

*Home Delivered Meals Program

This is a program available to frail, disabled and homebound residents age 60
and older. Delivery of a hot, nutritionally balanced meal helps maintain health
and well being, as well as social contact, which offers vital support to the
individual. The voluntary donation is $4.00 per meal. for information please call
Karin Bennett at 749-0291 EX. 2104 or 749-0805 ex. 3
* Residential Repair Program
Do you need a light bulb changed or a screen repaired? This program provides
assistance to residents age 60 and over, with minor household repairs that do
not require a licensed contractor. This program is for non-emergency tasks.
There is no fee for the labor but the client is responsible for materials and
supplies. No tipping is allowed. Donations to the program are accepted and
these funds go back into the program. For information or schedule work call
Karin Bennett or Barbara Bloom at 749-0291, Monday-Friday 9-4pm
*Case Management
This county sponsored program includes benefit and entitlement counseling,
application assistance (Medicare, Medicaid, EPIC prescription program,
HEAP-Home Energy Assistance Program, and other services. A senior
advocate from the Suffolk County Office for the Aging is available by
appointment. Please call Frank Masterson at 631-852-1420 for information and
an appointment.
*Senior Transportation /AAA Transportation Programs
A program that provides free transportation to adult's age 60 and older for
medical appointments, food shopping, pharmacy needs, and other errands.
(Medical appointments take priority) Rides are available for on island and off
island needs and must be arranged in advance by calling the Shelter Island
Senior Services Office. Call Roni Siller at 749-1059 between 12:00pm-3:00pm
** Handicapped Ramp Loan Program
This is a program that loans out a portable handicapped ramp to people in
need of temporary handicapped access to their home. The loan period is for 90
days. The ramp will be installed and removed free of charge by the Residential
Repair Program mechanic. A contract and application for the loan of the ramp
must be signed prior to installation. For more information call Karin Bennett at
749-0291 ext.2104.
* Funding for this program is partially provided by NYSOFA, Suffolk County
Office for the Aging and the Town of Shelter Island.
**Funding is partially provided by the Community Development Block Grand Funds.

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