Human Services

Doubleday Babcock Senior Center, Inc.

aka The Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay, NY


The Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay is a senior lifestyle organization enabling people 60+ to age in place and live independently by receiving continuous community-based services promoting a healthy mind and body.

Ruling Year


Executive Director

Ms. Judy Palumbo

Main Address

45 E Main St --

Oyster Bay, NY 11771 USA


aging in place, community-based, independence, social services, health and wellness, nutrition, transportation, adult day care, trips and tours, culture, volunteers, intergenerational, culture, lectures, fitness class, visiting nurse, caregiver support, visiting nurse, education





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

Congregate Meals (K34)

Transportation (Free or Subsidized) (P52)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Centrally located in the hamlet of Oyster Bay, we offer active seniors a wide variety of programs and services, including exercise, lunch, transportation, social services, activities, health and wellness programs, and socialization. Open Monday through Friday, our Center is a cornerstone making a vibrant impact for seniors in the community. We are committed to helping older adults age in place by providing the services and resources they need to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle while living independently, in their own homes.

Our programs

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Congregate Lunch Program

Where we work

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

To provide seniors with daily activities to ease isolation and maintain a longer lifespan through good health. To provide seniors with evening opportunities, especially if they are still in the work force. To provide frail and memory-impaired seniors with a targeted program to aid in their well-being.

Our daytime program offers a broad range of services suited for active adults 60+. Many seniors come to the Center to socialize and share a nutritious meal with friends, and transportation services are available. There is a central focus on health and wellness, so a wide variety of exercise classes and lectures are offered to maintain fitness. Exercise is important for this population and our extensive classes are customized to accommodate many levels of mobility. Programs also include entertainment, educational classes, health screenings, comprehensive social services and caregiver support. There are no membership fees. Donations are collected anonymously and no senior is ever denied a service due to lack of contribution. Our evening programs offer customized activities for older adults who are looking to get out for an evening. Activities include Strength Training, Pilates, Yoga, Cooking Demos, Open Mic Night, watercolor painting, social mixers and much more, all at a nominal cost. In addition, a social model adult day care program was established to meet the needs of frail and memory-impaired seniors and their families. This “Day Break” program provides quality, cost effective therapeutic services to functionally-impaired seniors in a warm and welcoming setting at a daily rate, Monday through Friday.

The Life Enrichment Center offers a balance of health and wellness programs, nutrition, transportation, social services, activities and socialization. We have several full-time and part-time staff serving seniors' needs, including a program director and an assistant, a transportation service coordinator, a kitchen manager and assisting staff, and several administrative staff, overseen by an executive director. Numerous volunteers also assist in the day-to-day workings of our Center.

Our lunch and transportation programs are partially funded by the Nassau County Department of Human Services, Office for the Aging through New York State Office for the Aging and U.S. Administration on Aging, with additional funding from the Town of Oyster Bay and New York State. We are obliged to report back to these organizations how many new members we attract each month, what particular activities they participate in on a daily basis, and how many meals are served each day to people 60+. Paying attention to data trends from year to year is a strong determining factor in knowing if we are accomplishing our intended goals.

Programs and services include: Socialization; activities and entertainment; a congregate lunch program; transportation to and from the Center for communities in our area; comprehensive Social Service programs; non-emergency medical and dental transportation service; medical screenings and consultation; a full range of wellness, health and fitness programs; a social model Adult Day Care program for the memory-impaired elderly; a caregiver support group; a weekly shoppers bus; a fitness center; a clothing thrift shop; local trips and tours; Information and assistance; a food pantry; a library and computer stations; social support groups. We are developing a technology education series in 2020 for our senior members employing a Smart Board in our main hall, investigating an expansion of our thrift shop to include additional services for our members and the larger community, looking to broaden our lunch offerings to include more vegetarian and vegan options, and diversifying our evening programs to have a wider level of involvement with the community.

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Doubleday Babcock Senior Center, Inc.

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