Project Independence

Caring Committee 
Community Resource Outreach *


PROJECT INDEPENDENCE     311 or 516.869.6317
Assists and enables aging residents of the Town of North Hempstead to remain in their own homes and familiar surroundings as they grow older. Please note, there changes to usual service due to the COVID pandemic. Program updates can be found at:

Apply for a Senior ID
Sign up for Project Independence
Apply for transportation if you will be using this service

Blood pressure screening, monitoring of conditions, fall prevention
Medication management
In-home assessment and referral to home health care services, Telehealth Program

Group, individual, and family counseling, support groups, mental health referrals
Caregiver assistance, respite care referrals
Assistance planning advance directives, Circle of Support (life planning tool)
Veterans assistance
Bereavement support
Information to access entitlement benefits, programs, and government
resources (EPIC, Medicaid, food stamps, HEAP, STAR)

Virtual fitness classes, dance, Tai Chi, and yoga classes are offered on North Hempstead TV.  Channel 18 and 63 on Optimum and Channel 46 on Verizon. 
Radio show and newsletter, social groups, discussion groups, Center and Parks programs, seasonal events, community educational chats

Mopping, light yard work, clean gutters
Moving heavy objects
Replace light bulbs and smoke alarm batteries

-Transportation for food shopping
Door-to-door taxi service is available to North Hempstead residents for local grocery shopping. Appointments are made by calling 516.869.6311 or 311.  There is no cost for this service. To enroll in this food shopping program, a senior ID is necessary and can be obtained by calling 516.869-6317.
-Non-emergency medical appointments 
Taxi service is provided for travel to medical appointments at very discounted rates. This service is available seven days a week.  An aide may ride for free. 
-Transportation is available to town Centers. 
-Buses provide transportation from each Center to local food stores. 
-CarFit provides services to promote safe driving. Specialists help identify the need for adaptive devices, especially if a health condition could affect driving skills. 516.869-6311

* Information is offered as a guide, not an endorsement or guarantee. Contact agency, see website, or speak with an advisor for the most complete and current information.       

                            Project Independence  11/2020/js/rk