Oceanside Library





Courtesy of the Nassau Library System as well as Oceanside Library staff, here is a list of resources that may help answer questions, provide clarity, or give you further information as you need it.   

Two organizations who normally meet at the library monthly would like residents to know that they are offering remote assistance at this time - new on 4/4

Alzheimer's Association Support Group (Usually meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 11am-12:30pm)
In light of our heightened concern for the health and well being of our community, the Alzheimer's Association will be changing the format of our monthly caregiver support groups for the time being. We will be now be substituting our in person meetings by offering caregiver support groups via telephone and online while the library is closed. We will continue to offer care consultations, via telephone, through our 24/7 Helpline (800-272-3900) and through our Long Island Chapter. We will continue to offer caregiver support groups remotely. The organization will be contacting everybody who has attended the groups, updating them and offering them the opportunity to participate from the comfort and safety of their home.

Medicaid Assistance (Usually meets on the 3rd Tuesday each month from 10am-12:30pm)
Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council continues to provide Medicaid enrollment assistance.  They can be reached at 631-656-9783.  As messages come in, staff working remotely will be assigned to callers to provide assistance.  They are also there to answer any questions people may have regarding utilizing insurance, understanding their benefits, finding specialists, etc. More information can also be found on their website at www.coverage4healthcare.org.
Just as a reminder, below are the Medicaid programs that they can assist people apply to:
·Community Medicaid (including those with excess income and/or resources)
·Medicaid for home care services
·Medicaid for nursing home care or other services in an in-patient setting
·Medicaid for adults and children in need of waiver services (OPWDD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Bridges to Health and other HCBS programs, etc.)
·Medicaid for working people with disabilities who want to buy into the program
·Medicare Savings Program for those with Medicare that need help paying Part A, Part B, and/or prescription drugs
·Medicare enrollment assistance for those also eligible for Medicaid


Oceanside Library - 30 Davison Avenue - Oceanside - NY 11572