Senior Services

Approximately 190,000 senior citizens utilize the many programs and services offered by the Department of Senior Enrichment. The Town of Hempstead has 100 senior citizen clubs and 14 centers, which are open five days a week to serve residents ages 55 and over. Social, recreational, and educational opportunities are provided. Membership is free.

Activities and services include: 

  • Arts and crafts
  • Billiards
  • Bingo
  • Bowling
  • Calligraphy
  • Cards
  • Ceramics
  • Creative writing
  • Current events
  • Dance
  • History
  • Humanities discussions
  • Intergenerational programs
  • Luncheons
  • Macramé
  • Music
  • Needlecraft
  • Painting
  • Parties and trips
  • Physical fitness classes
  • Poetry
  • Sculpture
  • Sewing
  • Showtime
  • Shuffleboard
Senior Playing Cards

A variety of cultural and educational programs, films, and speakers are also available. The centers offer blood pressure screenings, health programs, income tax assistance, and Vial of Life programs.

  1. Creative Writers Workshop
  2. Flu Immunization Program
  3. Nutrition
  4. Summer Beach Program
  5. Special Events
  6. Transportation
  7. Vial of Life
  8. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

The Creative Writers Workshop helps to inspire and develop the artistic abilities of seniors who wish to fulfill a lifelong ambition to write. Workshop participants compose original poems, short stories, and memoirs and have an opportunity to share their writings with the community at the conclusion of the 16-week workshop. Call the Department of Senior Enrichment for further information at 516-485-8100.