Community Notes and Events

Important information and events of interest to RSVP volunteers.

Rebuilding Together

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

If you own your own home and need a helping hand, call our office today to determine if you are eligible for our free home repair service. We are a non-profit organization and our volunteers are ready to help those in need. View flyer

Find out more information by calling: 631-777-7894 or visiting

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Important Information For Those With Hearing Impairments

ClearCaptions is a free phone captioning service that provides near real-time call captions of phone conversations for anyone hard-of-hearing or with any form of hearing loss.

Similar to captioned television, ClearCaptions allows for you to read real-time written call captions of what callers say on this revolutionary home phone, your mobile device, or your computer.

This free captioning service is provided by ClearCaptions and paid through a fund administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for anyone hard-of-hearing or with any form of hearing loss. There is no cost to qualified individuals whose hearing loss inhibits their phone use.

For more information, contact Patricia Barna at 631-372-2964

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

Health Insurance Information Counseling & Assistance Program (HIICAP)

Health Insurance Information Counseling & Assistance Program (HIICAP) logo

Trained volunteers guide those who have questions about Medicare and Medicaid on an Information Line or by appointment at libraries or senior centers.

  • Learn more about your Medicare coverage choices and the different parts of Medicare including Part A- Hospital Insurance, Part B- Medical Insurance, and Part D- Prescription Drug Coverage.
  • Find out more about the difference between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) and Medicare Supplement plans.
  • Understand low-income subsidy programs, including “Extra Help” and how to apply for New York State's Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC).
  • And so much more!
View our flyer for more information!

Tribute Day 2019

RSVP’s Annual Tribute Day Expo and Luncheon took place on Tuesday, September 10th 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 33 agencies and companies, followed by a delicious lunch at noon. Music, dancing and raffles were enjoyed by all. A highlight of the event was the announcement of RSVP’s Volunteers of the Year. Ernie Granz, who volunteers at the Fire Island National Seashore, and Gloria Violette, who for 27 years has been a volunteer at the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook, were the recipients of this most-deserved honor. Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers and participants. You all deserved this great day!

Volunteer of the Year
Ernie Granz

Volunteer of the Year
Gloria Violette

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.