Welcome to RSVP Suffolk!

RSVP's mission is to provide diverse volunteer opportunities for people 55 and older. RSVP supports Older Americans who wish to remain active and make a difference in their communities.

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Living Healthy With Better Choices

Are you an adult 55 or older with an on-going health condition?

Do you live with or care for someone with a chronic illness?

Consider signing up for a free Living Healthy with Better Choices Workshop (Developed by Stanford University)

Chronic conditions include diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, heart disease, anxiety, depression, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and many others.

Join a free 2 ½ hour Living Healthy Workshop, held once a week for six weeks.

Learn from trained volunteer leaders with health conditions themselves.

Set your own goals and make a step-by-step plan to improve your health—and your life!

Educational materials are provided at no cost.

For more information, contact RSVP Living Healthy Coordinator Denise Passarelli at 631-979-9490 ext. 16 or email to betterchoices@rsvpsuffolk.org

Guardianship Corps!

Guardianship Corps We are very excited here at RSVP to take on a critical need in Suffolk County for elders – those older adults who have no one to oversee their quality of life and have been deemed by the Courts as being in need of guardianship. Those choosing to volunteer in this program would be “case monitors” and not guardians. They will visit these seniors (with another volunteer) in their residence twice a month and check to see that they are either caring for themselves or that the facility they are in is being attentive to their needs. Volunteers will be given extensive training and guidance as to the task of ensuring another’s quality of life needs. We hope you will consider becoming a volunteer in this most rewarding program and make a difference in a person’s life. If interested or for more information, please call Pegi Orsino at RSVP. Pegi can be reached at 631-979-9490 ext. 11.

RSVP Is Here To Help – HIICAP


The Health Insurance Information Counseling Assistance Program (HIICAP) offers help to seniors confused by their Medicare benefits.

HIICAP can help you:
  • Understand the Medicare prescription drug benefit (Medicare Part D) and how to select the best plan.
  • Understand low-income subsidy programs, including “Extra Help” and Medicare Savings Programs (MSP’s).
  • Understand and apply for Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC).

To speak to a HIICAP Counselor, please call 631-979-9490, extension 18. These very knowledgeable volunteer counselors will be very happy to assist you.

If you would prefer a face-to-face counseling session, volunteer counselors are available at many libraries throughout Suffolk County.

To schedule an appointment at a library near you, please click here for the HIICAP Suffolk Library Schedule

To attend a Medicare Basics Presentation, please click here for the presentation schedule

Become a HIICAP Volunteer

(Interview With Volunteer John S.)

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(Interview With Volunteer Sue L.)

What Volunteering Means to Me!

(Interview With 85 Year Old RSVP Volunteer Sue Heppenheimer)