Elder Care and



at Holy Cross



“However, I consider

my life worth nothing

to me, if only I may

finish the race and complete the task

the Lord Jesus has

given me -

the task of testifying

to the gospel of

God’s grace.”

Acts 20:24


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Cross.wmf (1830 bytes)Elder Care Ministries - including Holy Cross’ extended worship families at The Lake Shore Assisted Living Facility in Lake Ronkonkoma, at The Arbors Assisted Living Facility in Bohemia and at the Wittridge Home for Adults in Lake Ronkonkoma.  Worship services at Lake Shore are held each Sunday at 11:00 am and also on special Holy Days. Worship services at The Arbors are held each Saturday at 10:00 am and also on special holy days. The traveling worship team is led by Deacon Christine Thompson. The team provides a Holy Communion liturgy each week. Team members have been specially trained to provide a homily each week. There is time to gather prayers before the service begins and sometimes there is special music. When Pastor Raggie is able (such as at Thanksgiving, Ash Wednesday, Christmas morning, etc.) she provides her presence there, too! What a joy it is to express the love of God and the HCLC ministry with the good people of this facility, a joy we have experienced now for more than 7 years.


The Lake Shore Assisted Living Facility

211 Lake Shore Rd
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Telephone: 631.585.8800


The Arbors Assisted Living Facility

1065 Smithtown Avenue, Bohemia, NY 11716
Telephone: 631-567-3113


Wittridge Home for Adults

11 Wittridge Rd
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Telephone: 631-588-4755


Cross.wmf (1830 bytes)Visitation to the Homebound- Please see Deacon Christine Thompson or Karla Mayer to help with this important ministry.


Elder Care and Homebound Ministries News


ONLINE RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS... The Internet is a haven for eldercare information. It’s also a haven for unscrupulous people looking to take advantage of older Web surfers. The folks at Smartmoney.com, a trusted financial Web site, have put together the following list of legitimate Web sites that serve the senior population and their families: Eldercare.gov Looking for local resources, such as a health insurance counseling center? The Eldercare Locator, located on the U.S. Administration on Aging’s Web site, allows you to plug in your ZIP code to retrieve links and phone numbers for state and county officials. You can also call Information Specialist. Medicare.gov is a must read for anyone over age 65. It explains the ins and outs of Medicare and how to file an appeal if a claim for coverage gets denied. It also answers care givers’ questions on long-term care. SSA.gov Log onto the Social Security Administration’s Web site for a Social Security Benefits Application. This site also offers a benefit calculator that shows how much your Social Security check might add up to. Other sites are: BenefitsCheckUp.org The National Council on the Aging; CCLA.org The Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living; AARP.org.


FREE FOOD FOR SENIORS... The Commodities Supplemental Food Program / Fan offers free food for seniors 60 and older, including cheese, fruit, milk, cereal, juice, vegetables, meat and more. Singles whose gross income is $1,107 a month or less and couples whose gross income is $1,484 or less are eligible. For information, call 516-623-4568 or 516-623-4387.


NESCONSET NURSING CENTER... is looking for volunteers with: extra help on Thursday mornings, someone to spend a couple of hours a week managing the Gift Shop, extra help on Sunday and Monday evening to help with BINGO or other games, a few people who could help share the responsibility of a weekly small men’s poker group (no money involved - just bonus bucks) on Thursday , Friday or Saturday evenings, and people to do one-on-one friendly visits Please call Rosa Inserra at 361-8800, ext. 289 Mon-Fri between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm for more information.


GOOD SHEPHERD HOSPICE... offers free community bereavement support throughout Long Island: in Nassau County, 528 Mineola Avenue, Carle Place. Contact Clarice Curry at 516-876-8485 for meeting times and more information. Pre-registration is required for all groups. In Suffolk County: 4747-20 Nesconset Highway and Danfords on the Sound, East Broadway, Port Jefferson. Contact the Bereavement Department at 631-474-4040 for meeting times and more information. Pre-registration is required for all groups.


If you have questions regarding elder care within our congregation, please contact Mary Beth Heinicke, CSW through the church office at 631-588-9509.



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