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The Senior Citizens Foundation of Shelter Island, Inc. (SCF) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Island seniors.

  • We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
  • We support the Town’s Senior Services Office/Senior Center, as requested for special needs.
  • We support Island seniors in every way possible.
  • We have partnered with many Island organizations as part of our Silver Strands project to provide extra services for local seniors.
Photo of the Silver Streak
The “Silver Streak” — a 20-passenger, wheelchair accessible bus

SCF bought an $85,000 wheelchair-accessible bus — known as the Silver Streak — to provide transportation for seniors to on- and off-Island events.

SCF also contributed to creating this shady spot on Wades Beach.

Local seniors enjoying a game of bridge in the Lions Centennial Paviion at Wades beach

In recent years, we’ve supported the Historical Society’s wonderful Living History  documentary interviews with senior citizens, helped subsidize the community Thanksgiving dinners  — jointly with the Lions and the SI Firemen — and the St. Mary’s community Christmas dinners.

The Lions Centenial pavilion, with five teak benches and a mahogany picnic table, all provided by SCF

We’ve provided medical alert systems for those who needed them and entertainment for Senior Services BBQs.

Currently, we kick-started the library’s capital improvement campaign with a $75,000 pledge and joined the fund-raising campaign to upgrade the Presbyterian Church kitchen — the heart of the Senior Services’ nutrition program, including Meals on Wheels and Dinner Bell.

Please support us with your donations and your suggestions for future projects. You can buttonhole any member of the Board or drop a note to info@SISeniorFoundation.org.

A non-profit charitable foundation serving Shelter Island's senior citizens