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RECREATION AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Senior Citizen Clubs, Centers, and Recreational Programs – Click Here

Cultural and Artistic Centers – Click Here

Adult Continuing Education – Click Here

Computers and Senior Citizens – Click Here

Abilities, Inc. – Click Here

University and College Programs – Click Here

Elderhostels – Click Here

Chautauqua Institution – Click Here

Training and Education – Click Here

Senior Citizen Clubs, Centers & Recreational Programs

There are over 250 clubs and centers located throughout the County which provide programs that offer opportunities for productive and satisfying use of leisure hours. Information on meeting time and place of groups in local communities can be obtained from:

NASSAU COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING (516) 227-8959

NASSAU COUNTY SENIOR CENTER NETWORK

Funded by the Nassau County Department of Senior Citizen Affairs, and operated by voluntary non-profit agencies, these Centers provide nutritious lunches, transportation, social, educational and recreational programs. Click Here.

NASSAU COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING – WELLNESS PROGRAMS

The Nassau County Office for the Aging funds varied recreational and wellness programs at some clubs and centers in the County.

For information on activities and schedules, contact: (516) 539-0150

NASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND MUSEUMS

This Department coordinates special programs and facilities for senior citizens at many Nassau County parks. For information, call or write:

Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums

Eisenhower Park  
East Meadow, NY 11554  
www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies (516) 572-0200

TOWN AND CITY RECREATION PROGRAMS

Each Town and City conducts recreation programs, trips and various other services and activities for their residents. For further details, contact:

Town of Hempstead  
Department of Senior Enrichment  
200 North Franklin Street  
Hempstead, N.Y. 11550  
www.townofhempstead.org (516) 485-8100
   
Town of North Hempstead  
Department of Community Services  
1601 Marcus Avenue  
Manhasset, N.Y. 11030  
www.northhempstead.com (516) 869-6311
   
Town of Oyster Bay  
Department of Community Services  
Division of Senior Citizen Services  
977 Hicksville Road
 
Massapequa, N.Y. 11758  
www.oysterbaytown.com (516) 797-7900
   
City of Glen Cove  
Office of Senior Services  
130 Glen Street  
Glen Cove, N.Y. 11542  
www.glencove-li.com (516) 759-9610
   
Long Beach Recreation Department  
Magnolia Boulevard and West Bay Drive  
Long Beach, N.Y. 11561 (516) 431-3890

CATHOLIC CHARITIES RECREATIONAL SERVICES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

Staff provides assistance to interested individuals in the organization and development of Senior Adult Clubs and refers individuals to clubs for membership. For further information, contact:

Bi-County Alliance of Senior Clubs
90 Cherry Lane
Hicksville, NY 11801 733-7051

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CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC CENTERS

Nassau County residents are privileged to have the availability of extraordinary events throughout the year. Many are offered without fee and many offer senior citizen discounts. For information and calendars of events, call:

Adelphi University:     Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums:  
Culture Events Hotline (516) 877-4555   General information on programs at County parks and museums (516) 572-0200
www.adelphi.edu     Tape recording of special events (516) 572-0223
    www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies  
         
Hofstra University:     Nassau County Museum of Art: (516) 484-9337
Hofstra Cultural Center (516) 463-5669   www.nassaumuseum.com  

www.hofstra.edu

       
         
L.I. University, C.W. Post Campus:     New York Institute of Technology:  
Office of Public Relations (516) 299-2333   Cultural Events  
Tilles Center (516) 299-3100   www.nyit.edu (516) 686-7640
www.tillescenter.org        
         
Molloy College:     SUNY/Farmingdale:  
Special Events     Communications Office  
www.molloy.edu 678-5000 Ext. 6239 or 6303   www.farmingdale.edu 1-631-420-2400
         
Nassau Community College:     SUNY/Old Westbury:  
Information Center (516) 572-7501   Events Hotline (516) 876-3030
www.ncc.edu     http://www.nyit.edu/ask/Registrar/  
       

 

    ALL LOCAL LIBRARIES www.nassaulibrary.org
      Call Nassau Library System  (516) 292-8920

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ADULT CONTINUING EDUCATION

SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Local school districts conduct continuing education programs throughout the year. Upon request, the local school district will send their continuing education brochure. Some offer reduced rates for seniors.

BOCES – THE BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

The BOCES Nassau Technical Center offers many different evening programs for adults. Seniors citizens, 60 years of age or older, may be eligible for a discount.

Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center

 
1196 Prospect Avenue  
Westbury, NY 11590 (516) 622-6950
www.nassauboces.org  

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COMPUTERS AND SENIOR CITIZENS

Older persons have shown a growing interest in the use of computers as a source of information for subjects ranging from health care and entitlements, to travel, art, entertainment, e-mail, financial matters, etc. Computers have added a great deal of pleasure to families and friends who live far from each other and who can use e-mail to stay in frequent contact. They are also very helpful to homebound or disabled persons. Many school districts, local colleges, and libraries are now offering computer training courses.

Internet users are urged not to provide personal information unless they are dealing with well-known, reliable sources.

SeniorNet

SeniorNet, a national organization that is operated locally by EAC, Inc. provides adults 50 years of age and older with access to, and education about, computer technology and the Internet. Senior citizens teach the classes, and attendees are charged a small fee. The SeniorNet web site provides full online tutorials, guides and courses. Check the web site for information about fees.

EAC, Inc.  
50 Clinton Street, Suite 202  
Hempstead, NY 11550 (516) 539-0150 ext.130
www.seniornet.org  

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ABILITIES!

Abilities! is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting people with disabilities who are working toward competitive, integrated employment in the community. The Center serves persons 16+ who have many varied disabilities. For further information:

Abilities!

201 I.U. Willets Road
Albertson, NY 11507 (516) 747-5400
www.abilitiesonline.org  

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UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE PROGRAMS

STATE AND COUNTY UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES

Senior citizens age 60 and over may audit classes, free of charge, on a space available basis. Contact:

Nassau Community College  
Admissions Office/Observer Program  
Stewart Avenue  
Garden City, NY 11530 (516) 572-7200
   
SUNY/Farmingdale  
Institute for Learning in Retirement  
Farmingdale, NY 11735 1-631-420-2160
   
SUNY/Old Westbury  
Registrar’s Office  
Old Westbury, NY 11568 (516)876-3055
registrar@oldwestbury.edu  

PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES

Special senior citizen programs have varying eligibility requirements and fee schedules for auditing classes or attending for credit.

Adelphi University  
Guest Scholar Program (ABLE)  
Garden City, NY 11530 (516) 877-3420
   
L.I.U./C.W. Post Campus  
Senior Adult Programs  
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, NY 11548 (516) 299-2445 or (516) 299-3222
   
Hofstra University  
1000 Fulton Avenue  
Hempstead, NY 11550 (516) 463-6770
   
Molloy College  
1000 Hempstead Avenue  
Rockville Centre, NY 11570 (516) 678-5000
Continuing Education Ext. 6207
MIL Program Ext. 6162
   
New York Institute of Technology  
Bursar’s Office  
School of Extended Education  
Old Westbury, NY 11568 (516) 686- 1028

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ELDERHOSTELS

Selected colleges in New York State and other regions offer short-term residential educational programs at a moderate fee for persons 55 years and older. Accommodations are in comfortable hotels and motels. For information contact:

Elderhostel  
11 Avenue de Lafayette  
Boston, MA 02111  
www.elderhostel.org 1-800-454-5768

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CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTION

The Chautauqua Institution is a summertime center for the performing arts. It offers cultural, educational, and recreational programs. The 55 Plus Program offers seniors special focus weekends. To be included on the mailing list, please contact:

Chautauqua Institution  
55 Plus Program Information  
P.O. Box 28  
Chautauqua, NY 14722  
www.ciweb.org 1-800-836-2787

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TRAINING AND EDUCATION

AARP 55 ALIVE/MATURE DRIVING

The American Association of Retired Persons provides trained volunteers and course materials for this refresher course in safe-driving skills for seniors 50 and over. Those completing the course are eligible for auto-insurance and/or point reductions. Current schedules of courses are available in all County libraries or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

AARP 55 Alive  
601 E Street N.W.  
Washington, DC 20049  
www.aarp.org/drive 1-888-227-7669

UNIVERSITY WITHOUT WALLS/CAREGIVER CONNECTIONS

These adult education and personal enrichment programs, coordinated by DOROT, use telephone conference calls to link elderly and individuals with limited mobility. No special equipment is needed.

Call for information and catalog. 1-212-769-2850
www.dorotusa.org 1-877-819-9147

NASSAU LIBRARY SYSTEM

The public libraries of Nassau circulate books on a variety of subjects, some in large type. Most also circulate videos, DVDs, CDs, and books on tape. Some will deliver books to people in the community who are unable to travel due to a disability or extended illness. Many offer workshops and programs of interest such as discussion groups, lectures, craft workshops, films, concerts, and exhibits.

Nassau Library System  
900 Jerusalem Avenue  
Uniondale, NY 11553  
www.nassaulibrary.org (516) 292-8920

LONG ISLAND TALKING BOOKS LIBRARY

People who are unable to use regular printed materials due to a visual, physical, or learning disability are eligible for Talking Books, a joint project of the Nassau Library System and the Suffolk Cooperative Library System. For information, call: 1-866-833-1122

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