We aim to ensure that seniors can live independently in comfort and safety while maintaining physical and emotional health. Social activities help seniors remain connected with the community, as well. Senior services are funded by Nassau County Office for the Aging, Suffolk County Office for the Aging, NY State Office for the Aging, the U.S. Administration on Aging, and Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockville Centre.
Senior case management and home care is also known as EISEP (Expanded In-home Services for the Elderly Program). This program connects Nassau County seniors with services through government agencies, parishes, and community-based organizations. A case manager works with each senior to assess needs and develop and implement a service plan, which might include home care, transportation, state and local entitlements, and other needed services.
Every weekday, the Meals-On-Wheels program delivers hot, nutritious meals to the homebound in Nassau and Suffolk counties. In Nassau, seniors may also participate in the frozen meal program, which provides meals five days per week. Meals-on-Wheels case managers can assist the seniors in accessing other services they might need.
Senior Community Service Centers
Three Senior Community Service Centers in Nassau County offer transportation, hot meals, recreation, entertainment, education, health services, and socialization.
Congregate Meal Sites
Four congregate meal sites in Nassau and Suffolk counties provide hot meals, socialization, and recreation for seniors and the vision and hearing-impaired one to two days a week.
Eligibility and Fees
Seniors must be 60 years of age or older to participate in any senior services programs. Meals-On-Wheels are available to seniors who are homebound and unable to prepare meals.
A cost share may apply to EISEP services which is determined by a case manager during the assessment process.
There are small suggested donations for Meals-On-Wheels and the senior centers.
No one, however, is refused these services because of an inability to pay.