Services & Schools
EMERGENCY: Dial 911
Sea Cliff Fire Department
Fire or Ambulance: 671-0334
Nassau County Police
Sea Cliff is within the Nassau County Police Department’s 6th Precinct. The 6th Precinct is located at 100 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030 and can be reached by phone at 516-573-6600.
More information can be found on their website at www.police.co.nassau.ny.us
The Sea Cliff public school system began in 1883 with a four-room, brick, grade school building on Franklin Avenue. In 1912, the old building was torn down, and the present building was erected on Carpenter Avenue. This building, which underwent a large renovation in 2002, now houses the Sea Cliff Elementary School (grades k-5), which is part of North Shore School District.
The North Shore School System is one of the main attractions for young families moving to Sea Cliff. With its small class size and high percentage of students going on to college, North Shore Schools are well respected on Long Island. You can visit the official North Shore Schools website at www.northshore.k12.ny.us/
The following “Services for Seniors”, 60 years of age and older, are offered by the Incorporated Village of Sea Cliff and its Senior Action Committee. The Senior Action Committee was formed in 1976. Its volunteer members are appointed by the Village Board and are dedicated to helping seniors live independently in their own homes.
Chairman, Senior Action Committee:
Jean Stratford 671-2437
The Sea Cliff Senior Shopping Bus
(every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.)
Once a week, the senior bus takes Sea Cliff seniors to a Glen Cove supermarket. There they have an hour and 15 minutes at the store or shopping center. The bus departs the Public Works Garage every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. The bus will pick up seniors in front of their homes and return them there. Call Village Hall (671-0080) the day before to reserve space on the bus. Escorts ride the bus to help with bags of groceries.
Free Transportation for Medical Care
If seniors call at least three days in advance of a medical appointment at a local doctor’s office or nearby hospital, a volunteer will pick you up at your home, take you to your appointment and take you back home.
Medical Transportation Contact: Jean Stratford 671-2437
Blood Pressure Testing
Offered by a Visiting Nurse on the second Friday of each month at St. Luke’s Hall 11 a.m. to noon.
Friendly Visits for Homebound Seniors & Telephone Reassurance
Senior Action has special volunteers who visit seniors who are unable to get out of the house. Seniors living alone can receive a morning call to ensure that all is well.
Senior Advisor For Individual Help
On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons at Village Hall, the Senior Advisor gives information and assistance on Federal, State and County programs for seniors, including HEAP (home energy assistance), IT-214 forms (claim for real property tax credits for homeowners and rentals), senior tax exemptions, EPIC (elderly pharmaceutical insurance coverage), Lifeline (telephone discounts), home health aids, housing and financial counseling. The Senior Advisor is also available at St. Luke’s Church Hall on the first Friday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Senior Outreach Worker: Karen Montagnese 671-0080
For small household repairs that seniors are unable to do themselves, Senior Action offers the free service of a handyman
Handyman Contact: Ann Costagliola 671-9816
Individual Shopping Assistance
Volunteers are available to do food shopping for seniors who are unable to take the shopping bus. A few days of advance notice is required along with a shopping list.
Shopping Assistance Contact: Alice O’Donnell 671-5199
Heap- for heat problems 571-5584
Food Pantry- Emergency
Joyce Kaufmann 671-9205
Peggy Como 759-4565
Food available to persons with unexpected needs- Confidential
AARP “55 Alive” Driving Course
Offered every spring and fall to Sea Cliff residents 50 years or older. This course sharpens driving skills and qualifies attendees to a discount on their auto insurance. A small fee is charged.
Annual Senior Picnic
Senior Action hosts a picnic for all seniors of the North Shore School District on the second Saturday of June from noon to 3 p.m. at the Sea Cliff Methodist Church (Carpenter & Downing Avenues). Seniors enjoy music, singing, hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, sodas and ice cream. All North Shore seniors are welcome. The picnic is free, reservations required.
Other Senior Services
Mutual Concerns Senior Programs
Every Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., seniors 60 years and older can meet at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Glen and Roslyn Avenues in Sea Cliff. Bridge, bingo, and other games are held; guests give talks on subjects of interest. There’s a book club, exercise class, birthday celebrations and a friendly, social lunch program which serves a nutritious meal for a $2 donation. The Village Senior Bus provides free rides to Sea Cliff seniors. Call Village Hall a day in advance (671-0080) to arrange a pick-up. Mutual Concerns also offers a confidential emergency food pantry for people with unexpected needs
Mutual Concerns Committee: Joyce Kaufmann 676-9205
Golden Ring Club
The Golden Ring is a social club for individuals age 60 and over who are looking to make new friends, enjoy pleasant activities and programs and go on a variety of excursions. The group meets every Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Community Center on Glen Head Road in Glen Head. With an average attendance of over 100 members per week, Golden Ring participants enjoy games of bingo and cards on a regular basis as well as trips to see Broadway plays, the horse races of Belmont Park, the exciting Atlantic City, and the historic Monticello. Golden Ring often presents guest speakers on a variety of topics and even has children from the local schools come and spend time with them. Annual events include the club’s St. Patrick’s Day party, a summertime picnic and their Spring and Christmas Luncheons. Annual dues are $20.
Golden Ring Contact: Dee Doxey 671-2627