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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.

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ABOVE and BEYOND

The RSVP staff and Board of Directors extend their thanks and gratitude to Cheryl and the late Richard Metrick and to the Barry Rudofsky Family for their many years of service and support to the Community Computer Connections Program. Without their generous contributions of both time and financial support, the program would have ceased to exist; and thousands of needy families on Long Island would not have the essential technology of a computer. We are honored to share a photo of the awards they will be receiving, along with the inscriptions. This is just a very small token of our sincere thanks.

WITH OUR SINCERE THANKS AND GRATITUDE TO CHERYL AND RICHARD METRICK FOR THEIR UNWAVERING SUPPORT OF RSVP’S COMMUNITY COMPUTER CONNECTIONS PROGRAM. WITHOUT THEIR GENEROSITY DURING THE EARLY DAYS, AND CONTINUING UNTIL TODAY, THERE WOULD BE NO CCCP!

WITH OUR SINCERE THANKS AND GRATITUDE TO BARRY & CARYN RUDOFSKY & FAMILY FOR THEIR MANY YEARS OF SUPPORT OF RSVP’S COMMUNITY COMPUTER CONNECTIONS PROGRAM. THEIR FINANCIAL GENEROSITY, AS WELL AS THEIR HANDS-ON VOLUNTEERISM IN THE PROGRAM, HAVE BEEN INVALUABLE IN CONTINUING THE MISSION OF CCCP!

The following is a heartfelt essay written by Barry Rudofsky as well as an article about the Metrick’s written by CCCP founder Joel Becker.

Richie Metrick – Quite A Guy!

Written by: Joel Becker, founder of the Community Computer Connections Program

My history with Richie goes back to the early 1960’s at Wheeler Labs. He was a Jr. Engineer at the Great Neck Facility and I was a Sr. Engineer at the Smithtown building. Even with that distance and “title” separation, I knew that he was someone special. While I was aware of his skyrocketing career through mutual friends and came into direct contact with him on a few social occasions, I had not spoken with him for quite a while until about two years ago. A volunteer program (refurbishing donated computers and donating them to financially disadvantaged families) which I run was almost broke. While researching potential sources of grants, I came across Richie’s and Cheryl’s foundation. I called him out of the blue. Richie, ever direct and no-nonsense, asked me some probing questions, made a very generous donation and, to spur us on, made an amazing challenge grant which we met. Richie’s immediate and munificent response saved our program and as a result thousands of families on Long Island will have the computers which they could not afford to purchase. Riche Metrick- quite a guy!!

The Rudofsky Family and the Community Computer Connections Program

Written by: Barry Rudofsky

The greatest feeling a person can have is to play a part in transforming peoples’ lives in a small but meaningful way. For this reason, when our son, Daniel, was in his junior year of high school it became important to look for a volunteer activity that would help Daniel grow and realize the importance of helping others. We did some research and found a perfect opportunity for Daniel to combine his interest in computers with the aim of helping others. Daniel began volunteering for CCCP in 2005 and worked until he left for college in 2007. Our daughter, Melissa, took over for Daniel in 2007 until she went to college in 2009. Finally, our daughter, Leigh, picked up the family tradition in 2011 and began delivering computers until she went to college.

The Need For Computers Has Never Been Greater!!

Nearly 22% of U.S. households currently do not own a desktop or laptop computer (United States Census Bureau). To learn how you can help to fill this void, go to RSVP’s Programs and Services page on this website. Under Community Computer Connections Program, click on more information about the computer program. Thank you for your consideration!

Letter from the Executive Director

Dear RSVP Volunteers,

I have been trying to put into words what is it that makes RSVP Suffolk so special. It is the feeling that I have when I look up from my desk and see everyone being so good to each other, caring for each other and working so hard together to make sure that everything is going in the right direction for RSVP. Every volunteer who walks into our office shares their ideas, experiences and passions to help make RSVP be an organization that is the best place for seniors to volunteer and work on programs that truly help others and make our community a better place. It is an unbelievable feeling to be around so much good and positive energy.

Don’t Let The Information And Commercials About Medicare Confuse You! Contact HIICAP Today!

Health Insurance Information Counseling & Assistance Program

(631)-979-9490 Ext. 18
Trained HIICAP counselors are here to help you! HIICAP is a free program offered by the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Suffolk

Medicare open enrollment is:
October 15th-December 7th

Learn About Medicare And How To Prepare For Open Enrollment

  • Explain the difference between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans
  • We will go over Medicare Parts A, B, C, and Part D (Prescription Drugs)
  • Learn if you are eligible for Extra Help/LIS and if you qualify for the Medicare Savings Program and so much more!

If you are 55 and older, and would like to volunteer in your community, contact RSVP at 631-979-9490 to speak with a coordinator or visit our volunteer opportunities page to learn more.

ARE YOU CONFUSED ABOUT MEDICARE?
RSVP Is Here To Help – HIICAP

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The Health Insurance Information Counseling Assistance Program (HIICAP) offers help to seniors confused by their Medicare benefits.

HIICAP can help you:
  • Understand the Medicare prescription drug benefit (Medicare Part D) and how to select the best plan.
  • Understand low-income subsidy programs, including “Extra Help” and Medicare Savings Programs (MSP’s).
  • Understand and apply for Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC).

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

To attend a Medicare Basics Presentation, please click here for the presentation schedule

Living Healthy With Better Choices

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 are provided at no cost.

For more information, contact RSVP Living Healthy Coordinator Denise Passarelli at 631-979-9490 ext. 16 or email to betterchoices@rsvpsuffolk.org

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The Suffolk County Office for the Aging is the designated Area Agency on Aging under the Older Americans Act. For over 40 years, Suffolk County Office for the Aging has administered federal, state and county programs for persons 60 years of age and older. Learn more about the Suffolk County Office for the Aging




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