The Riverhead Free Library offers a variety of free programs and services for Seniors. In addition to lending of materials and reference services, the library’s newsletter provides detailed information about upcoming programs and activities
The LIBRARY NEWSLETTER is available at our library, on our website, or by delivery to Riverhead and for contract patrons. Also, be sure to check out our comprehensive Senior Citizen Resource Guide, a publication that is designed to provide an easy reference to a wide variety of information for both senior citizens, their families and caregivers. Please call Laura La Sita at (631) 727-3228, ext. 119 if you have any questions about our programs and services.
The American Association of Retired Persons is a non-profit, member organization. They have a lot of free content focused on aging empowerment. Health topics include healthy living, Medicare resources, conditions and treatments, drugs and supplements, health insurance, brain health, and dementia.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a wealth of information for seniors and caregivers. In addition to health topics like hearing loss and arthritis, they provide reports on aging, state-level aging data, personal preparedness for older adults and caregivers, aging and depression, and advanced care planning.
A service of the U.S. Administration on Aging to connect you to local services for older adults and their families. Tools for checking benefits, long term care planning, advanced care planning, and home modifications.
Healthfinder.gov has reliable health resources from government and non-profit organizations and is coordinated by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP). In addition to health condition and disease information, there’s information on how to get the most out of a doctor visit, how to eat healthy and stay active, how to manage stress, lowering the risk of falls, and sexual health.
MedlinePlus has authoritative and up-to-date health information for patients and consumers. Senior health topics include nutrition, exercise, special concerns, safe sex, caregiving and decision-making, and driving. Multiple languages.
The Council works to improve the health and economic security of older adults. Site has online tools and tips for older adults and caregivers to stay physically and financially healthy, as well as the latest in aging policy.
Detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country. Site features a five-star quality rating system with separate ratings for health inspections, staffing, and quality measures (how well resident’s physical and clinical needs are met).
NCCIH is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.
Aids in the identification of unknown pills (oral solid dosage form medications). It combines images of pills with appearance and other information to enable users to visually search for and identify oral solid dosage form medications. Also links to drug information
Guidelines that can help you create websites that work well for older adults. Includes best practices for organizing web information, writing online text, designing readable online text, and how to incorporate media.
Long Island Talking Book Library is a FREE Library service for individuals who cannot hold, handle, or see well enough to use traditional printed books.
Professionally recorded talking and or Braille books are provided by Talking Books Plus Library and the Andrew Heiskell Library in NYC. All equipment needed to use the Talking Books is provided. They are mailed to our eligible patrons.
A doctor or librarian must approve the application before you can receive this service. Please call for Mrs. La Sita at (631) 727-3228, ext. 119 for questions or to receive an application, or see Adult Services Staff, ext. 0
Helpful Phone #'s
Riverhead Police - 631-727-4500 (or 911)
Riverhead Fire Dept - 631-727-2750 (or 911)
Riverhead Ambulance - 631-727-4500 (or 911)
Southampton Police - 631-728-3400 (or 911)
N.Y. State Police - 631-728-3000
Suffolk County Police - 631-852-6000 (or 911)
Southampton Fire Dept - 631-728-3400 (or 911)
Peconic Bay Medical Center - Main Operator: 631-548-6000 / Emergency: 631-548-6200
Southampton Hospital - Main Operator: 631-726-8200 / Emergency: 631-726-8420
Suffolk County Office of the Aging - Riverhead: 631-852-1420 / Hauppauge: 631-853-8200