While enjoying their “golden years,” senior citizens also face stressful challenges often related to medical issues, grieving the loss of a loved one and/or isolation. Lending a hand to mature residents, Hempstead Town, in conjunction with the Bellmore-based Long Island Crisis Center, is hosting free workshops focused on these unique challenges, along with important information on where seniors can turn for help. The workshop is entitled “Putting Together the Pieces For a Happy Life.”
“We want our seniors to know that there are services available to assist them in their times of need,” Murray said. “There is hope and also help.”
During the 30-minute programs, presenters from the Long Island Crisis Center will talk about the challenges that senior citizens face, how they can recognize when they need help and how to get the help they need. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask individual questions and inquire about assistance.
The Long Island Crisis Center, located on 2740 Martin Avenue in Bellmore, is Nassau County’s only 24/7 crisis intervention and referral center. For more than four decades, the organization has offered free, anonymous, confidential and non-judgmental services to Long Islanders.
The following is the schedule of senior citizen workshops hosted by the Town of Hempstead and presented by the Long Island Crisis Center.
● Monday, May 5th, 1 p.m. – Uniondale-Hempstead Senior Center, 840 Uniondale Avenue, Uniondale.
● Thursday, May 8th, 1:30 p.m. – Green Acres Senior Center, 400 Flower Road, Valley Stream.
● Friday, May 9th, 12:15 p.m. – Oceanside Senior Center, 2900 Rockaway Avenue, Oceanside.
● Wednesday, May 14th, 1 p.m. – Salisbury Senior Center, 460 Salisbury Park Drive, Westbury.
● Monday, May 19th, 12:30 p.m. – Wantagh Senior Center, 1150 Seamans Neck Road, Wantagh.
● Thursday, May 22nd, 11 a.m. – Merrick Senior Center, 2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick.
“I thank the Long Island Crisis Center for reaching out to our town’s senior citizens,” Murray said. “These free workshops will provide seniors with information on helpful resources and counseling services.”