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Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging

Fall and Injury Prevention – Stepping On

Stepping On is a fall and injury prevention program that provides balance and strength training two hours a week for seven weeks. Find out more about the Stepping On program.

Senior Navigator

Need help navigating the maze of services available as you or a loved one gets older? The Senior Navigator program is a free information, referral and assistance center designed to help seniors and their families find and access services. A team of professional social workers and trained volunteers are here to provide you with support.

For more information call (888) 243-6272.

Caregiving

Are you among the many adults across our community who are trying to juggle work and family life while caring for a loved one’s special needs?

If so, you are part of the rapidly growing community of people responsible for caring for an aging or sick loved one. You may be this person’s spouse, partner, adult child, relative or friend and now you have taken on a new role as a caregiver. More and more, caregivers are called upon to manage the increasingly complicated world of healthcare. In the struggle to navigate the maze of medical and social services, trying to get help and coordinate these services can be overwhelming.

Here are three important things to remember:

Plan Ahead — It cannot be said enough that planning ahead is critical to easing caregiver stress. Anticipating future medical, legal and financial issues before a crisis or hospitalization can eliminate the need to make critical and difficult emotional decisions during a terribly stressful time.

Take Some Time Away — Caregiving can lead to physical and emotional ailments, relationship stress, job issues and financial burdens. Caregivers often put their own needs aside, and more often than not, go on to suffer exhaustion, burn-out, social isolation and depression. Taking time to soothe your body and replenish your spirit will help you sleep better and restore your sense of well being.

We Are Here to Help —North Shore-LIJ Health System joins with community partners to create a path to better communication and connection so that we may provide you with support in caring for your loved one. This guide will help you ask the right questions, find services and learn how to use them. We believe that, given good resources, you will be better prepared to face the challenges that lie ahead.

Services for Caregivers

Local: 

Nassau County

Queens County

Staten Island

Suffolk County

National:

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