RSVP's mission is to provide diverse volunteer opportunities for people 55 and older. RSVP supports Older Americans who wish to remain active and make a difference in their communities.
With the arrival of Spring, and Summer not far behind, why not think about volunteering at the Long Island Museum in historic Stony Brook. Its mission is to inspire people of all ages with an understanding and enjoyment of American art, history and carriages as expressed through the heritage of Long Island and its diverse communities. Volunteer docents are needed to lead hands-on programs that give children a fun and informative glimpse into life in the 19th and early 20th centuries. All training is provided. Volunteers are also needed for “In the Moment,” a program of art engagement for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory loss. Volunteers are trained to provide a joyful and engaging experience for all participants. Please think about this rewarding way of sharing and caring – it’s a win/win for all! For volunteer information, please call RSVP Volunteer Coordinators Terri or Denise at 631-979-9490 x15 or x23.
RSVP’s Living Healthy workshop series is a free six session health education program for seniors and people with an ongoing health condition. Learn how to manage your health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. For more information and to register for a workshop, please call Living Healthy Coordinator, Janet DeMarzo at 631-979-9490, ext. 16.
The following is the 2019 Living Healthy Schedule:
We are very excited here at RSVP to take on a critical need in Suffolk County for elders – those older adults who have no one to oversee their quality of life and have been deemed by the Courts as being in need of guardianship. Those choosing to volunteer in this program would be “case monitors” and not guardians. They will visit these seniors (with another volunteer) in their residence twice a month and check to see that they are either caring for themselves or that the facility they are in is being attentive to their needs. Volunteers will be given extensive training and guidance as to the task of ensuring another’s quality of life needs. We hope you will consider becoming a volunteer in this most rewarding program and make a difference in a person’s life. If interested or for more information, please call Pegi Orsino at RSVP. Pegi can be reached at 631-979-9490 ext. 11.
RSVP is very happy to announce that we are now partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association! They are in need of volunteers for a variety of opportunities from clerical support, to Alzheimer Walk Events, to facilitating caregiving support groups. Training in any of these volunteer tasks is included. Should you wish to assist this very worthy cause, please call RSVP at 631-979-9490 and speak to either Terri on extension 16 or Denise on extension 23.
The Health Insurance Information Counseling Assistance Program (HIICAP) offers help to seniors confused by their Medicare benefits.HIICAP can help you:
To speak to a HIICAP Counselor, please call 631-979-9490, extension 18. These very knowledgeable volunteer counselors will be very happy to assist you.
If you would prefer a face-to-face counseling session, volunteer counselors are available at many libraries throughout Suffolk County.
To schedule an appointment at a library near you, please click here for the HIICAP Suffolk Library Schedule
(Interview With Volunteer John S.)
(Interview With Volunteer Sue L.)
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RSVP is excited to announce a new, free Healthy Living Program – Tai Chi for Seniors. The Tai Chi Workshop Series provides one-hour classes twice a week for eight weeks. Each class is led by a certified instructor. It is a low-impact exercise program which enhances both mental and physical wellness. Medical studies have shown Tai Chi relieves pain and improves quality of life.
Specifically, this program includes flexibility and strength exercises which are especially helpful for individuals managing arthritis and preventing falls.
Tai Chi for Seniors is a unique program developed in 1997 by Dr. Paul Lam, along with a group of medical and Tai Chi experts. Tai Chi began in ancient China and, overtime, has progressed into an art form known for its numerous health and healing benefits.
“Respect yourself and others will respect you” ~~ Confucius
(Interview With 85 Year Old RSVP Volunteer Sue Heppenheimer)
Are you an adult 55 or older with an on-going health condition?
Do you live with or care for someone with a chronic illness?
Consider signing up for a free Living Healthy with Better Choices Workshop (Developed by Stanford University)
Chronic conditions include diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, heart disease, anxiety, depression, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and many others.
Join a free 2 ½ hour Living Healthy Workshop, held once a week for six weeks.
Learn from trained volunteer leaders with health conditions themselves.
Set your own goals and make a step-by-step plan to improve your health—and your life!
Educational materials and refreshments provided at no cost.
For more information, contact RSVP Living Healthy Coordinator
Janet DeMarzo at (631) 979-9490 ext. 16
or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org