Community Notes and Events

Important information and events of interest to RSVP volunteers.

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: Take Control-Declutter Your Life, Medication Management, Senior Scams and Medicare Basics 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.

Health Insurance Information Counseling & Assistance Program (HIICAP) logo

Hope House Ministries

Hope House Ministries Stephen Brazeau thanks RSVP for coordinating a toiletries and sock drive at the RSVP Tribute Day for guests at Pax Christi Hospitality Center.. Click here to read more

Hope House Ministries logo

Seeking Volunteers to Help Seniors Feel and Live Better

Do you ... Enjoy helping people and want to make a difference?

Then ... Become a Living Healthy Peer Leader

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is seeking individuals to receive certification in the Living Healthy with Better Choices Program. It is an evidence-based program developed by Stanford University to help people manage their own health, coordinate their chronic conditions, stay active and take charge!

  • You will enhance your health and the health of your community as well as share the gift of self management with others.
  • No previous training or healthcare experience is required.
  • A four day Peer Leader training session will prepare you for this most rewarding volunteer experience. There is NO FEE! You will receive all materials and supplies. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

There are limited openings for the upcoming spring and summer training sessions. So act now and become a Living Healthy Peer Leader!

For more details on the training, contact:
Janet DeMarzo, Living Healthy Program Coordinator
Telephone: (631) 979-9490 ext. 16.

Seeking Volunteers to Help Seniors Feel and Live Better

Tribute Day 2016

RSVP’s Annual Tribute Day Expo and Luncheon took place on September 14th at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook. It was a wonderful day, with over 350 volunteers and supporters in attendance. The day began with an exhibition by 26 agencies and companies, followed by a delicious lunch at 12 Noon. Everyone enjoyed the music provided by Tom White of Spin Around Sound as well as a fun raffle with over 30 fabulous prizes. Jean Confessore was named Outstanding Volunteer of 2016. The day was capped off with the announcement of our Super Raffle. Two lucky winners went home with a 32” HDTV and the Grand Prize of a $500 Visa Gift Card! Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers. You all deserved this great day!

Tribute Day!

Outstanding Volunteer 2016
Jean Confessore

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.