is defined as the study of aging through
sociological, biologic and psychological changes.
❑ The Suffolk County Office for the aging provides
programs for the older people to get the necessary
❑ The programs are federal, state and county.
❑ The gerontology resources provided include research,
education an application of interdisciplinary
❑ Suffolk County office also acts a the voice for the
of the government resources offered in Suffolk
county include: home repair, nutrition counseling,
home delivered meals and senior housing homes.
❑ These programs helps the elderly live independently
and stay active in the community.
❑ The government also provides financial aid to the
older people to ensure they have enough to meet their
basic needs (Suffolk County Office of the Aging,
❑ The office of the Aging in Suffolk has programs in
place to help them interact with each other.
sure that older adults as well as their families
are comfortable is a difficult task.
❑ Suffolk county gets financial assistance from
government and charity institutes.
❑ The Suffolk County Office of the Aging is
responsible for managements of the program and
❑ The Suffolk County Senior Citizens Advisory Board
is in charge of assisting in development of policies.
services offered by Suffolk County to aging
adults include elder abuse and family care giving
services (Huddy, Jones & Chard, 2001).
❑ The services help in the maintenance of the older
❑ The county has helpline phone numbers that make the