Recreation & Education

Senior Citizen Clubs, Centers, and Recreational Programs

Cultural and Artistic Centers

Adult Continuing Education

Computers and Senior Citizens

Abilities, Inc.

University and College Programs

Elderhostels

Chautauqua Institution

Training and Education

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. Learn more.

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

Website (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

Website (516) 485-8100

Town of North Hempstead
Department of Community Services
1601 Marcus Avenue
Manhasset, N.Y. 11030

Website (516) 869-6311

Town of Oyster Bay
Department of Community Services
Division of Senior Citizen Services
977 Hicksville Road
Massapequa, N.Y. 11758

Website (516) 797-7900

City of Glen Cove
Office of Senior Services
130 Glen Street
Glen Cove, N.Y. 11542

Website (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

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:
Culture Events Hotline
Website (516) 877-4555

Hofstra University:
Hofstra Cultural Center
Website (516) 463-5669 

Hofstra University Museum
Website (516) 463 -5672

L.I. University, C.W. Post Campus:
Office of Public Relations (516) 299-2333
Tilles Center
Website (516) 299-3100

Molloy College:
Special Events
Website 678-5000 Ext. 6239 or 6303

Nassau Community College:
Information Center
Website (516) 572-7501

Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums:
General information on programs at County parks and museums (516) 572-0200
Tape recording of special events (516) 572-0223

Nassau County Museum of Art
Website (516) 484-9337

New York Institute of Technology:
Cultural Events
Website (516) 686-7640

SUNY/Farmingdale:
Communications Office
Website 1-631-420-2400

SUNY/Old Westbury:
Website 
Events Hotline: (516) 876-3030

ALL LOCAL LIBRARIES

Nassau Library Website
Call Nassau Library System (516)-292-8920

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
Website

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 Network. 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 Network
50 Clinton Street, Suite 107
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 539-0150
Website

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
Website


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
Email SUNY / Old Westbury

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

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
Website
1-800-454-5768

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
Website
1-800-836-2787

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
Website 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
Website
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
Website
(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