Senior Citizens Division

Rose Caracappa Senior Center

happ739 Route 25A, Mt. Sinai, NY 11766
Tel. 631-476-6449 * Fax: 631-476-6432
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
View our activities and events!
View the nutrition program menu!
View Photos from Senior Center

This beautiful center opened in 2008 as the Town’s first dedicated Senior Citizen Center. Located at the junction of Route 25A and Patchogue-Mt. Sinai Road (Rte. 83), it is the setting for a wide array of activities such as: workshops, book discussion, card playing and Mah Jongg groups; classes for exercise, yoga, dancing, bridge, foreign language, and Introduction to the Internet. The center hosts the Town’s Nutrition Program, and 2 Senior Citizen clubs. Evenings, the center is the venue for a variety of events for Town residents.

There is no charge to visit the Center and residents are welcome to drop in any time it is open. Many of the events and activities are free or have minimal fees.

Senior Picnic

Senior Picnic

Every summer in June the Town of Brookhaven Senior Citizens Division hosts its annual Senior Picnic. Each year approximately 1,000 senior citizens attend this event, including those from more than twenty community senior groups. Guests are treated to cold drinks, hot food, dancing, games and more.

Elected Officials meet and talk with our senior residents about issues that concern them during this lunch. Check back soon for this year's picnic! Call 631-451-9084 to learn more.

This year's event will be held on Wednesday, June 13, and Thursday, June 14 from 11:30 am - 4:00 pm. The event will be held at the Longwood Estate located at 205 Longwood Road, Ridge, NY 11961. Limited seating is available and tickets are available for one day only. Please RSVP to Dona Marchese at 631-451-9084.

Technology Classes

Technology Classes

Never liked the classroom? Ours is different! In our classes you can learn about today's technology whether it be computers, tablets, or smartphones. You can learn how to use this technology for pictures, emails and shopping.

These training classes are bundled into eight classes over eight week period at are offered at recreation centers throughout the Town. Call 631-470-6922 to learn more.

Happy Talk


Click below for the previous Happy Talks, the Brookhaven quarterly Senior Citizen Newsletter!


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Helpline is a free telephone reassurance program for isolated or homebound seniors. The program provides human contact with a daily reassurance call, letting clients know that someone is there for them. Most of the volunteer callers are senior citizens themselves.

Helpline volunteers reach out to homebound seniors with a friendly voice – asking how you’re doing, answering questions, providing information about Town or County services or just lending an ear—from one person to another.

Calls are made Monday through Friday excluding holidays.

To sign up for this program or to volunteer your time, please call the Town of Brookhaven Senior Citizen Division at 451-9191.

If you need a reassuring phone call or you know someone who could use our service, please call the number above.

Senior Clubs

Senior Citizens at Event

Residents and taxpayers of the Town, age 60 years and older, are welcome to join one of over 27 Senior Citizen Clubs that meet at various locations throughout the Town. Clubs provide social interaction through activities, luncheons, special events and trips.

Clubs are located in Bellport, Blue Point, Centereach, Center Moriches, Coram, Farmingville, Lake Grove, Lake Ronkonkoma, Manorville, Mastic, Mastic Beach, Medford, Middle Island, Miller Place, Mt. Sinai, East Patchogue, Patchogue, North Patchogue, Ridge, Rocky Point, Selden, Shirley, Sound Beach, Stony Brook, and Yaphank.

At most clubs, members bring a brown bag lunch and arrive between 10 and 11 a.m. The business meeting begins at 11 a.m., and is followed by lunch and social activities. A few clubs have different hours. Each club plans its own activities and entertainment, and programs vary according to the makeup of the club membership.

How to Join:
There is no charge to join a club. Interested seniors are welcome to try as many clubs as desired, but may only belong to one club at a time. Once a resident attends a club for 3 meetings, she/he must become a member to continue attending that club. Proof of residency and age are required. To join, call: 631-451-9191.

Helping Hand


The Residential Repair program provides household maintenance assistance to residents age 60 and over who are homeowners, condominium owners, or apartment renters. The service provides assistance with minor home repairs that do not require the skills of a licensed craftsperson. There is no charge for this service, however, client must purchase any materials required. When work is completed, client is given the opportunity to make a voluntary contribution to the program.
  • PLUMBING: Replacing washers for kitchen and bathroom sinks; clearing clogged sinks, caulk around sinks, bathtub and showers. No bathtub repairs.
  • ELECTRICAL: Repairing or rewiring lamps, replacing light switches or receptacles, replacing frayed cords. No appliance repairs.
  • CARPENTRY: Installing grab bars for tubs and toilets, safety rails, shelves. Install hardware for shades and mini blinds. Minor repairs to doors and house trim. Replace damaged hardware on doors and cabinets.
  • PAINTING: Interior ceilings where minor water or structural damage has occurred. No Cosmetic Work.
  • WEATHERIZATION: Caulking and weather stripping of windows and doors.
  • CRIME PREVENTION: Installing door and window locks, peepholes.
  • MISCELLANEOUS: Replacing broken single-pane window panes; installation or removal of storm windows and screens. Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Replacing of small bedroom and outside fixtures. Clean Gutters & Leaders (one story high only). 
To Apply Call 451-9092 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.



Residents age 60 and over receive nutritious meals from our Nutrition Program, which provides over 3,000 meals per month through our Home-Delivered Meals program and our 2 Congregate Dining sites. Menus are prepared by a registered dietician according to Health Department Meal Service Standards. A staff of volunteers works in conjunction with our Jitney transportation program to distribute the home-delivered meals. Our 2 nutrition centers also provide residents with the opportunity to socialize and participate in a variety of activities, including: games, dancing, exercise, movies and trips.

North Shore Nutrition: 739 Route 25A, (corner of Rte. 83), Mt. Sinai * tel. 631-476-6442
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
View North Shore Nutrition Program Menu!
Bay Area Nutrition:15 Herkimer Street, Mastic * tel. 631-281-7679
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm 

How to Apply:
Call or visit the Nutrition Site nearest your home to apply for Home Delivered Meals. A Nutrition Program Manager will make an appointment to do an assessment.
A modest, $2.00 voluntary contribution is suggested

The Town of Brookhaven Nutrition Program is funded by the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, New York State and the Suffolk County Office for the Aging.


Senior Transportation Bus

The Jitney Transportation Program is a shared ride, curb to curb service provided within the Town of Brookhaven to our Senior Citizen (over 60) and Disabled residents who have no other means of transportation. Transportation is provided to doctors and shopping. View our Jitney Transportation Program Application. Please call 631-451-9081 for more information.

The fare is $3.00 round trip.
Transportation hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 2:30 pm


Senior and Volunteer

The Town of Brookhaven provides many opportunities for people who wish to make a difference by volunteering in their community. Senior Citizens’ programs offer several avenues for those who are interested in helping others, meeting new people, or having the satisfaction of bringing new experiences to people who have the time and motivation to learn.

The Town provides a variety of classes and workshops on an ongoing basis. If you have a special skill that you would like to share with others please call 631-476-6449

Homebound residents age 60 and over receive hot meals from our Nutrition Program, which provides over 700 meals per month through our Home-Delivered Meals program. A staff of volunteers works in conjunction with our Jitney transportation program to distribute the home-delivered meals from our Nutrition Centers in Mt. Sinai and Mastic Beach. If you would like to volunteer for this vital program, call: 631-476-6442 in Mt. Sinai or 631-281-7679 in Mastic Beach.

The Senior Citizens Advisory Commission is an independent body that advocates for our Senior constituents on issues that can impact their quality of life. While not officially a part of the Senior Citizens Division, the Commission provides valuable input and offers recommendations to the Commissioners and Director. All issues relating to senior citizens are discussed (in a non-partisan manner) and recommendations are then made. Established in 1967, the Commission is comprised of 15 members. For more information, or to explore opportunities for joining, call: 631-451-9191.

Useful Links

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HIICAP— (Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program),
is the New York State Health Insurance Assistance Program. It receives federal funds from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to operate a statewide network of local programs. For local assistance in answering Health Insurance (HIICAP) questions, call HIICAP Hotline Number - 1-800-701-0501 On the web:

EPIC— Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) Program operates a toll-free Helpline which is available from 8:30AM to 5:00PM, Monday through Friday. Call 1-800-332-3742 (TTY 1-800-290-9138) for more information or to request an application. On the web:

Comfort Aids (walker, shower chair, etc.): 451-9191
Bay Area Nutrition: 631-281-7679
Henrietta Acampora Recreation Center: 631-363-5193
Mastic Recreation: 631-281-7655
New Village Recreation Center: 631-732-2338
Robert E. Reid, Sr. Recreation Center: 631-744-2601

Safelink: Free Cell phones for people who are income-eligible

Handicap Parking Permits— Town of Brookhaven Clerk’s Office: 451-9124

Handicap Ramps— Town of Brookhaven Housing and Human Services: 451-6600 On the web:

HEAP—(Home Energy Assistance Program) — 853-8326 On the web:

Social Security Administration—1-800-772-1213 On the web:

STAR Program— Town of Brookhaven Assessor’s Office: 451-6205

Suffolk County Office for the Aging— 853-8200 On the web:

Suffolk County Adult Protective Services— (631)-854-3195, 854-3196, 854-3197

Medicare: 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227

LIPA: 755-6900

My Benefits NY
My Benefits is the fast and easy way to find out about many health and human services programs such as Food Stamps, HEAP, WIC, Medicaid, EPIC and Veterans Affairs.

Dept of Social Services: (631) 854-9935 citizens in need of assistance and services by providing SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps), temporary financial, housing, medical and home energy assistance as well as protective and preventive services for and adults.

SCAT: Suffolk County Accessible Transportation: 631-738-1150 - provides curb-to-curb service to individuals with disabilities. Eligibility to use SCAT is determined based on guidelines contained in the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)

Touro Law Center: 761-7470 – Senior Citizens’ Law Program - services include representation at advocacy and administrative hearings.