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"Heat Advisory" ...Heat advisory remains in effect until 6 PM EDT this evening... * heat index the mid 90s. * Timing...this afternoon into early this evening. * Impacts...the heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure. Extreme heat can cause illness and death among the at-risk population who can not stay cool. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A heat advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! In cases of heat stroke call 9 1 1. -- Friday Jul.21 17,10:24 AM

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