Family And Adult Center
Plainview-Old Bethpage Cares (POB Cares) is a Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NNORC) offering support to senior residents (age 60 +) of Plainview and Old Bethpage. POB Cares strives to maintain and improve the quality of life for all seniors within our community and provide services and resources to enable them to live independently and in their own homes for as long a possible.
POB Cares serves seniors in Plainview and Old Bethpage residing to the east of the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway (Rt. 135)
Project Plainview Assisting Community Elders (Project PACE) is a Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NNORC) offering support to senior residents (age 60 +) of Plainview. Project PACE strives to maintain and improve the quality of life for all seniors within our community and provide services and resources to enable them to live independently and in their own homes for as long a possible.
Project PACE serves seniors in Plainview residing to the west of the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway (Rt. 135)
- In home healthcare assistance with a registered nurse and case management with a social worker
- Transportation to medical appointments
- Assisted food shopping
- Patient advocacy
- Supportive counseling
- Minor home repairs
- Friendly visits
- Blood pressure screening
- Bi-monthly health chats, knitting circle, memories workshop and veterans group
- Programs for Holocaust Survivors
- Monthly book club
- Caregiver Support Group
- Bereavement Group
- Respite Program for those with memory impairment - Click here for more information
- Breakfast for your Brain – improve you brain health with mental aerobics, food, socialization, and fun.
- Information and referrals
All services are provided free of charge.
POB Cares and Project PACE are programs of the Mid-Island Y JCC in partnership with North Shore LIJ Health System, the Town of Oyster Bay and Jewish Association Services for the Aged (JASA). These programs are supported by the New York State Office for the Aging.
Who should call?
♦ Residents of Plainview and Old Bethpage over 60 years of age
♦ Those who need assistance to stay in their homes
♦ Anyone who would like more information about our services
♦ Everyone with an interest in becoming a volunteer
♦ Doctors or agencies who have patients that may benefit from services
How You Can Help!
Volunteer – you can make a difference! We need you to drive our homebound clients to local medical appointments or food shopping. Create your own schedule and time commitment. You can help with as little as one hour a week. Call us at 516-822-3535 x 345 to get started.
Donate – Your gift is most appreciated. Please send your tax deductible contribution to POB Cares/Project PACE, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview, NY 11803.
Participate – Each spring we host an annual Neighborhood NORCWALK. Walk with us and help raise money to support POB Cares and Project PACE. Everyone welcome! Following the walk is a concert and community expo. The 4th Annual Neighborhood NORCWALK will take place on Sunday, April 28, 2013. Sponsorship opportunities are available. More information to follow…
POB Cares and Project PACE
Phone: 516-822-3535 x 345
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Program Director: Robyn Berman, MPA, MA
Phone: 516-822-3535 x 385
NNORC Knitting Circle
Beginners and beyond - Learn to knit or crochet or join us for enjoyable conversation as we work.
Sept. 4, Oct. 16 & 30, Nov. 13 & 27, Dec. 11, Jan. 8 & 22, Feb. 5 & 19, Mar. 5 & 19, Apr. 16 & 30, May 14 & 28, June 11 & 25, July 9 & 23, Aug. 6
Tues., 10:30 am-12:00 pm, MIYJCC Board Room
Conversations with Kelly
Join our own Kelly Soel, RN for this special series at the Community Center at Good Shepherd,
115 Central Park Road, Plainview. Free blood pressure screening will be available.
Begins Sept. 19 * ongoing through the year, 3rd Wed. of each month at 1:30 pm.
Keeping Healthy and Reminiscing with Veterans
Veterans, join us for a bi-monthly discussion group especially for you led by Kelly Soel, RN. Each session will feature tips for keeping active and healthy, reminiscences of common experiences, current events, special service projects and other topics of interest. Please call Kelly at x381 for more information.
Sept. 11, Oct. 23, Nov. 6 & 20, Dec. 4 & 18, Jan. 15 & 29, Feb. 12 & 26, Mar. 12, Apr. 9 & 23, May 7 & 21, June 4 & 18, July 2, 16 & 30, Aug. 13
Tues., 10:30 am-12:00 pm, MIYJCC Board Room
Writing your Memories Workshop
Wouldn’t you like to write about your life’s experiences, that only you can express? This is a great opportunity to share the stories of your life with children, grandchildren and friends. What better way to create a legacy of stories for your loved ones? This program is led by Marilyn Leibowitz and meets at Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Road, Plainview.
Begins Sept. 13 * ongoing through the year, 2nd and 4th Thurs. of each month at 3:30 pm.
Community Health Chats with Janet
Join our own Janet Golon, RN for this special series held at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Road, Plainview. Free blood pressure screening will be available.
Begins Sept. 13 * ongoing through the year, 2nd Thurs. of each month at 1:00 pm.
Cover-To-Cover Book Club Selections
Held at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Rd., Plainview, meeting rooms C & D. Moderators Beth Spickler-Lerman and Gretchen Browne.
Thurs., 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Sept. 20: Case History by Kate Atkinson
Oct. 18: The Dress Lodger by Sheri Hollman
Nov. 15: Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
Dec. 20: Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
Jan. 17: Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
Feb. 28: Anybody Out There by Marilyn Keyes
Mar. 21: Madam De Treymes by Edith Wharton
Apr. 18: Jerusalem Maiden by Talia Carner
May 23: Drinking Life by Pete Hamill
June 20: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Café Europa – Social Activities for Victims of Nazi Persecution
Please join POB Cares’ Robyn Berman and Beth Spickler-Lerman for conversation and nosh with others who lived in Europe during WWII under Nazi occupation. We’ll get together approximately four times a year to socialize and discuss topics of interest. Please bring along friends and spread the word. For more information please contact Robyn x385 or Beth x384.
Breakfast for Your Brain
Some diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and depression have their roots in brain health, which is why it is important to keep you mind active. Continuing to learn is one of the most powerful activities for stimulating the brain. Doing things new and differently is desirable and your brain health thrives on novelty. The sessions in this program will provide mental aerobics, socialization, and fun. If you are interested in participating in this 5-week program or learning more, please contact Robyn x385. Held at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Rd., Plainview.
Begins Oct. 15 * ongoing through the year, registration required.
Hours of Operation:
MONDAY-FRIDAY 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Program Director: Robyn Berman, MPA, MA 516-822-3535 ext 385.
JASA - http://www.jasa.org/
NSLIJ - http://www.northshorelij.com/
TOBAY - http://www.oysterbaytown.com/
NYSOFA - http://www.aging.ny.gov/
United Hospital Fund – Aging in Place - http://www.uhfnyc.org/initiatives/aging-in-place
NORC Blueprint - http://www.norcblueprint.org/
NORCs Jewish Federations of North America - http://www.norcs.org/index.aspx
If you have an hour to spare, during the weekdays between 8:00 am-5:00 pm would you consider driving a homebound neighbor to a local doctor’s appointment?
What about a quick trip to the super market to pick up a few essentials for a neighbor unable to drive any longer and who might otherwise go without fresh food?
If you have more time, you could become a friendly visitor to a homebound neighbor who yearns for company: someone to chat with, play cards, drink coffee, or discuss a book or news headline.
Please consider being a part of something important that affects real people in your community. Call us at (516) 822-3535 x345 or email email@example.com for more information.
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