Town of North Hempstead Project Independence

Caring Committee 
Community Resource Outreach *


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
Saint Francis Hospital Outreach Bus- Free health screening

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.  Also at to watch the classes online.

Book club, men’s discussion groups, Center and Parks programs, Technology for the Terrified, Crocheting and knitting for a cause, community educational chats, Radio show and newsletter


Project Independence website will list any changes to the usual schedule and programs due to Covid.
Food Shopping Program (free)    516.869.6311 or 311
Apply for senior ID, register by calling 516.869-6317.
Door-to-door taxi twice a week arranged by town to local stores
The food transportation program will be expanding its hours in response to coronavirus.  Appointments are needed.
Non-emergency medical appointments
Rides available on weekdays
An aide may ride for free.
Flat $5 each way.

CarFit your vehicle, assessment for car modifications. Mobility management. 516.869-6311.
Transportation is available to Centers
Buses are scheduled from each Center to local food stores. 

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 Amended 11/2021/js/rk

 Bereavement Groups