07/09/18 8:00am
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO Islander and professor of human rights Paul Martin on his 82nd birthday.

RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO
Islander and professor of human rights Paul Martin on his 82nd birthday.

Recent studies show that more and more seniors are choosing to remain at their jobs well into their 80s if health permits. These individuals have a great deal to offer to younger folk and most of them agree that working and thinking keeps them young. We have a number of such people here on the Island so I thought I’d take some time to speak with them here.

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02/18/12 4:30pm

The Shelter Island Office of Senior Services encourages our senior residents to take advantage of one of the many programs available to us from the Suffolk County Office for the Aging: EISEP (Expanded In-home Services for the Elderly Program). This program is designed to help seniors remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible.

Some of the services provided by EISEP are housekeeping chores (vacuuming, dusting and laundry), meal preparation and shopping on behalf of the senior. Trained aides can be made available as needed.

Please call the Senior Services Office at 749-1059, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for additional information. We will arrange for a case manager from the Suffolk County Office for the Aging to visit you, evaluate your needs and refer you to the many available county and town senior programs. All of your information is held in strictest confidence by the case manager assigned to assist you.

Payment for services provided by this program is determined by income and subsidized on a sliding scale. The program is funded by the Suffolk County Office for the Aging.


01/10/12 6:00am

Cinema 114: Two movies this month: Wednesdays, January 11 and 25, 2:30 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center. See previews in today’s “Island Seniors.”

Dinner Bell: Luncheon and social hour every Monday and Friday from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at the Presbyterian Church. Suggested donation $3. Call 749-0291 (extension 2104) to reserve.

The Poker Table: Thursdays at 2 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center. For more information, call 749-1059.

Senior Bowling: Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. at the American Legion bowling lanes. $2 per game. Check with “Captain” Bob Rescigno at 749-1931.

Senior Mah-Jongg: Mondays and Fridays, 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center, play only. Sponsored by SCAC. For more information, call 749-1059.

SCAC: Annual meeting, Thursday, January 19, 9 a.m. at the Senior Activity Center.

Silver Circle: A social and activity program for older seniors every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center. Lunch and transportation included. Dues are $10 per week. Call Program Director Lois Charls at 749-0276 to sign up.

SISCA: No meetings until March 21.

Yoga for Seniors: Friday class, $5 fee, continues through Friday, January 27. Monday class, free, through Monday, January 30. Both classes are from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Activity Center. The Friday “Chair Yoga” class has been disbanded.