Happy Holidays Are Here!
Got used to chilly days? Did you change clothes in your closets to the warmer ones? Well, good cheer is here! The Social Center is totally “Up” for the holidays. Check the activity boards in the hallway, reminders in the local papers, and the Social Center’s monthly publication for all the news, parties and treats planned for active seniors over 60 and living in North Hempstead.
Geared for those with hearing impairments, Clear Captions is a telephone that is cost free to enable conversations to be displayed on this phone. It offers loud and powerful amplification, speakerphone for hands-free calls, and large text to read. It can also be saved to remind people of important dates and times.
Come and see for yourself on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 10:45 a.m.
Help for Caregivers
If you are a caregiver for a loved one with a dementia or Alzheimer’s, resources for family members include the Alzheimer and Dementia Caregiver and Support Group, which meets on Tuesdays, twice a month from 2:00PM to 3:30PM. This group is down to earth and focuses on the issues and needs of those attending.
The discussion is led by Gail Busillo, a retired LCSW with over 30 years experience helping family members. It aims to be an informal environment where empathy and understanding are abundant.
For further information, call the Great Neck Social Center at (516) 487-0025 or come to the next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The Social Center is at 80 Grace Avenue in Great Neck.
St. Francis Hospital Outreach Bus
The St. Francis Hospital Outreach Bus gives free health screenings and their van will be at the Social Center on Thursday, Dec. 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
This service will include a brief cardiac history, blood pressure and a simple blood test for cholesterol and diabetes for adults 18 and older. They also provide patient education and referrals. No appointment is required.
The Veterans Social Club
Veterans, their spouses and guests meet on the second Friday of each month for a program that always aims to be relaxing, stimulating and informative.
The next meeting, a holiday party, will be held on Friday, Dec. 8, at 2:00 p.m. It will offer a late lunch, coffee and desserts provided by Atria Great Neck.