Weather Alert  

"Dense Fog Advisory, High Wind Watch" ...Dense fog advisory in effect until 10 am EST Sunday... ...High wind watch remains in effect from late Sunday night through late Monday night... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a dense fog advisory...which is in effect until 10 am EST Sunday. * Dense fog...visibilities dropping to one quarter mile or less. * Dense fog timing...into Sunday morning. * Dense fog impacts...significantly reduced visibilities will make travel difficult. * High winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * High wind timing...strongest winds will likely occur from mid morning Monday into Monday evening. * High wind impacts...damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Limited visibilities will make travel very difficult. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph... or gusts of 58 mph or higher... may occur. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to one quarter mile or less. If driving...slow down...use your low beam headlights...and leave plenty of distance ahead of you in case a sudden stop is needed. , "Marine Fog Advisory, Storm Warning" ...Dense fog advisory in effect until 10 am EST Sunday... ...Storm Warning remains in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a dense fog advisory...which is in effect until 10 am EST Sunday. * Winds and seas...east winds 35 to 45 kt with gusts 50 to 55 kt. Seas 7 to 11 feet...and as high as 9 to 12 feet east of Orient Point. * Visibility...1 nm or less through early Sunday morning. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Storm Warning means sustained winds or frequent gusts of 48 to 63 kt are expected or occurring. Recreational boaters should remain in port...or take shelter until winds and waves subside. Commercial vessels should prepare for very strong winds and dangerous sea conditions...and consider remaining in port or taking shelter in port until winds and waves subside. A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one mile. Inexperienced mariners... especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions. -- Saturday Jan.21 17,10:36 PM

Long Island Seniors

There are few better places in the world to age than Long Island.  Or course, most people joke about retiring to a southern state to enjoy the mild weather, but Long Island offers world class geriatric care, four mild seasons and a variety of senior communities as well as educational, recreational, shopping, dining, touring and other activities to keep seniors active and involved.

Long Island is a hub of activity for senior citizens.  Whether these activities are offered by local schools or universities for continuing education, town and county recreation programs, or senior assisted living or retirement communities, there is no end to the excitement of a post-retirement life on Long Island.  The following is a list of resources to help keep seniors on their feet.

Nassau County offers a long list of senior citizen clubs, centers and recreational programs.  Each town in the county also directs its own senior programs. Visit Nassau County's senior recreation page nn its official website for more detailed information about these programs.

The Suffolk County Office for the Aging is dedicated to assisting residents 60 years of age or older in maintaining an independent lifestyle.  The office provides resources to aid seniors in eliminating financial and personal barriers to living independently, as well as to provide a continuum of care to elderly residents.

New York State offers a consumer's guide with information, programs and services for senior residents of the state.  New York State also provides a specialized housing guide for senior citizens.

The National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform provides several important resources for keeping senior living and care facilities as safe and healthy as possible.

Catholic Charities is among the largest organizations that provide specialized senior services on Long Island.  From social activities that keep seniors involved in their communities to aiding seniors who want to live independently, Catholic Charities is one of Long Island's most important senior services provider.

Additional Resources for Seniors on Long Island

Long Island Senior Events
Long Island Bingo Halls
Long Island Parks
Long Island Beaches
Long Island Theaters