Community Notes and Events

Important information and events of interest to RSVP volunteers.

Response of Suffolk County (Suicide Intervention)

Response of Suffolk County is pleased to inform you of a valuable training on Suicide Intervention.

The next two training dates are:

  • June 1 and 2
  • October 26 and 27

Training is held at the Hauppauge Center of Adelphi, 55 Kennedy Drive, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. For more information, please email to: or call 631-751-7620.

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Save the Date - Tribute Day 2018!

RSVP’s 46th Annual Tribute Day Expo and Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook. Volunteers with at least 40 hours of service for the period of June 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018 will be receiving an invitation. You’ll enjoy a wonderful day of exhibits, lunch and raffles. And enjoy lots of “oldies” classics by the DJ duet, The Other Frank! Hope to see you there!

Please consider helping a very special organization...

Birthday Wishes of Long Island.” Their mission is to provide birthday parties to children experiencing homelessness. This year, more than 34,000 children living in more than 62 shelters and transitional living facilities across Long Island will experience the magic of a Birthday Wishes party! Please consider making a donation of a Party Fun Pack which includes:

  • 6 small juice boxes
  • A small pack of birthday plates & napkins (no solids)
  • A small pack of party hats
  • A small pack of noisemakers/blowers
  • One happy birthday banner

Birthday Wishes of Long Island is located at 15 Cantiague Rock Road in Hicksville. For more information regarding donating, please call 516-390-3505.

Cleaning For A Reason

If you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning once per month for four months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. Cleaning For A Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 partners to help these women. For more information, go to

Cleaning For A Reason

Speakers Bureau

RSVP has reconstructed our Speakers Bureau topics to include many interesting and current issues of today: De-stressing Your Live with Meditation, Senior Scams, Improving Your Scrabble and Anagram Skills, and Early Heart Attack Care and Nutrition Education are four topics presented in powerpoint format by trained, enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. Each topic presentation lasts approximately 30-45 minutes and handouts are provided. Please call Coordinator Terri Catania at 631-979-9490 ext. 15 for more information or to book a presentation.

Speakers Bureau

Health Insurance Information Counseling & Assistance Program (HIICAP)

Health Insurance Information Counseling & Assistance Program (HIICAP) is a federal and state funded program from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and is a sponsored service project of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Suffolk. Funding is also provided by Suffolk County Office For the Aging. HIICAP provides you and your loved ones with information and counseling about Medicare and other health insurance. Trained staff and volunteers will answer your questions. They can help you with questions about Original Medicare, Medicare Supplement Plans, Medicare Advantage Plan, Medicare Prescription Plans, Medicare Savings Plans and much more. The services provided by HIICAP are free and unbiased.

Call the HIICAP Information Line at 631-979-9490 ext. 18 to speak with a counselor. HIICAP also provides one on one counseling at local libraries. Please go to the Programs and Services page of our website and click the link to our library schedule.

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Tribute Day 2017

RSVP’s Annual Tribute Day Expo and Luncheon took place on September 13th at Stonebridge in Smithtown. It was a wonderful day, with over 350 volunteers and supporters in attendance. The day began with an exhibition by 29 agencies and companies, followed by a delicious lunch at 12 Noon. Everyone enjoyed the music provided by Jim Ambrosio – The Little Big Band, as well as a fun raffle with over 25 fabulous prizes. Howie Scheer was named Volunteer of the Year 2017. The day was capped off with the announcement of our Super Raffle. Two lucky winners went home with two tickets to the Gateway Playhouse and the Grand Prize of a $250 Target Gift Card! Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers. You all deserved this great day!

Volunteer of the Year
Howie Scheer

To: All RSVP Partnering Organizations

If anyone has an upcoming event or happening you would like us to advertise on our monthly website or in our semi-annual newsletter, please do so.

You can email us briefly the facts to (Betty), or you can mail 3-4 sentences to

811 W. Jericho Turnpike, Suite 103W,
Smithtown, NY 11787.

You can also fax the info to us at (631) 979-9235.