Outreach Services

Alzheimer and Dementia Caregiver Support Group

The Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands Caregiver Support Program offers this monthly support group in South Country Library to caregivers for those with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.  This support group will link caregivers, family and friends of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia with other caregivers to provide information and support.

They ask that you register by click here or calling 516-586-1507.

Music & Memory Program

The library offers the Music & Memory program for adults in the South Country community who are living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Music, tailored specifically for the user, can open up pathways in the brain and can help temporarily restore their sense of self. If you know someone who you think would benefit from this therapeutic program, fill out a questionnaire and we will create a personalized playlist on an iPod to loan you at no charge.

Talking Books and Braille Service

Suffolk County residents that have difficulty reading standard print materials are eligible for free talking books and braille books through the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. The New York Public Library’s Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library is the regional library which provides this service. Talking books are audiobooks in a specialized format that is easy to use for people with visual and physical disabilities. You can receive the books by mail, postage free, or download them using a computer or mobile device. To borrow audio or braille books from the Andrew Heiskell Library you must first register with them.