SAVE THE DATE:  Sunday, August 26th, 2018, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, Wades Beach

All Islanders (especially seniors) are invited to celebrate the completion of the Lions Centennial Pavilion and the installation of five teak benches, purchased through a grant from the Senior Citizens Foundation.

Light refreshments and soft drinks will be served.



Senior Smarts programs include seminars, workshops and events tailored to promote informative healthy living options for our senior population, as well as interesting and educational programs for the community at large.
Upcoming programs will be announced through this webpage, emailed notices, and postings and advertisements in the Shelter Island Reporter newspaper.
Below are  descriptions of some past programs:

  • Needle Pointing Your Christmas Ornaments (Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017)

Join us to celebrate the holiday spirit!  Needle point a Christmas ornament.  To be held at the Senior Activity Center, 44 S. Ferry Rd. (Rt. 114), behind the Medical Center.  Thursday, December 7, 9:30 am to noon.  A needle point expert  will be running this class.  $5.00 to cover the needle point kit — pay at the door.  All ages and levels of expertise invited.  Limited to the first 10 registrants, so call  the Senior Citizens Foundation quickly at 631-268-5723 to sign up.

  • Perspectives and Approaches to Maintaining Shelter Island’s Environmental Health (Nov. 2, 2017)

This presentation and panel discussion featured three experts in the field:  Melanie Cirillo, Director of Conservation Planning at The Peconic Land Trust, Bob Deluca, President of the Group for the East End and Jeremy Samuelson, Director of the Mashomack Preserve, representing The Nature Conservancy on Long Island.

  • Memoir Writing Workshops:  The First Chapter (9/22, 9/29, & 10/6/17)

Wendy Fairey, author and Professor Emerita, gave three workshops on the process of beginning your memoir addressing the following questions; how might you launch your story and what might you learn about writing and about yourself.  The objective was to learn about the memoir genre and end with a first chapter of your own story. The workshops were held at the Shelter Island Library.

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