Thursday, September 3, 2015

Senior Connections
Farmingdale Public Library

Newsletter Topic of the Month
November/ December 2015

Learning Basics of Reverse Mortgages

Much has been written about pro's and con's of Reverse Mortgages. This topic of the month helps senior patrons (62 years and older), considering Reverse Mortgages, to decide what's financially and psychologically best for them and their families/heirs. The topic covers:
  * Basic Requirements
  * Government Involvement/Guidance
  * Expense/Income Analysis
  * Alternatives for Consideration

If you are interested in learning more, please visit us (Senior Connections) at Outreach Services room in library 10am-12noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. We will be glad to walk you through critical steps that are recommended before making your final decision. Please call library at 516-249-9090 to notify us in advance.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Senior Connections
Farmingdale Public Library
Newsletter Topic of the Month
September/October 2015
In the June 1, 2015 issue of TIME magazine, the conclusion from brain/mind studies showed how building resilience can improve quality of life. Resilience, as explained in article, is a set of skills that make it possible for people not only to get through hard times but to thrive during and after them, as opposed to a disposition or personality type.These studies were conducted by doctors at various schools of medicine. Their conclusions were summarized in following ten tips for resilience:
1. Develop a core set of beliefs that nothing can shake
2. Try to find meaning in whatever stressful or traumatic thing has happened
3. Try to maintain a positive outlook
4. Take clues from someone who is especially resilient
5. Don't run from things that scare you; face them
6. Be quick to reach out for support when things go haywire
7. Learn new things as often as you can
8. Find an exercise regimen you'll stick to
9. Don't beat yourself up or dwell on the past
10. Recognize what makes you uniquely strong - and own it

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Senior Connections

Farmingdale Public Library

Newsletter Topic of The Month

July / August  2015

Using Medicines Wisely

Medicines, if taken properly and as directed, can treat health problems and presumably help you lead a better life.  The key words in the prior sentence are "if taken properly and as directed".If this advice is not followed , medicines, which are sometimes very costly, can be harmful to your health.  The U.S. FDA has several publications concerning the use and charting of your medicines.

To review or obtain a copy of these free publications, visit and in the "Enter Search Text" box enter these two numbers separately, 6078 and 5878, or visit us at the OUTREACH SERVICES room during days and hours as posted in the Library Newsletter

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Senior Connections
Farmingdale Public Library
Newsletter Topic of The Month
May/ June 2015

Tackling Sleep Problems

U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) issued a brief publication titled "SLEEP PROBLEMS'.
It discusses four common sleep problems: insomnia, snoring, sleep apnea and feeling sleepy during the day. Also describes treatment options and tips for better sleep.

To obtain a copy of the publication, visit  Click on "Medical Problems", then on "Sleep Problems", or visit us at OUTREACH SERVICES room during hours/days posted in newsletter.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Senior Connections
Farmingdale Public Library

Topic of the Month
March-April 2015 Newsletter


This publication was issued by Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to help older adults make informed decisions and protect their assets. Information in this publication includes:
  • Fifteen Tips for Protecting your Finances
  • How Older Adults Can Steer Clear of Scam Artists
  • Borrowing from your Home in Retirement
  • Tips for Seniors Wanting to Help Relatives
  • And More
To obtain this publication, go to and click on "Money" to view online or order in print.
You can also visit us in Outreach Services room to obtain a copy.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Farmingdale Public Library

Topic of the Month
January-February 2015 Newsletter

"DOCUMENTS TO SHARE" (with family members)

In a recent New York Times publication, we downloaded a segment of an article pertaining to sharing documents. It provides a list of documents prepared by "advisers" suggesting sharing them with family members, such as, Wills or Living Trusts, Retirement and Pension accounts, and others.This document sharing would entrust family members to take appropriate actions upon one's disability or death. Compliance with any or all items listed will depend on each family situation, i.e. immediate family or other relatives.

To obtain a copy of the listing, go to, or visit us at the Outreach Services room in the library.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Senior Connections
Farmingdale Public Library
                    Topic of the Month
November/December 2014 Newsletter

Cyber Tips for Older Americans

This past summer Newsday printed an article encouraging older Internet users to obtain help regarding safety in cyberspace. This topic of the month is our way of reinforcing this all important means of protection against cyber crimes.
Anyone who uses the Internet has encountered suspicious websites or received suspicious emails. Many scammers hope to snare older adults on the assumption they are easy prey.
A free brochure from the Department of Homeland Security can help you spot online scams and avoid bad medical advice from self-proclaimed online experts whose information might be inaccurate or harmful. "Cyber Tips for Older Americans"can be downloaded at