Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center, Inc.

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Westbury, NY   |  http://www.lidementia.org

Mission

The Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia — one person, one family, one community at a time. We offer a full range of caregiver services along with safe, structured and engaging programs for diagnosed individuals. Our stage-specific programs are designed around an individual’s abilities, not disabilities, on what they can still do, happily and productively, which allows us to bring out the best in every participant. In addition to our day programs Monday – Saturday, we offer innovative solutions for caregivers and families. For over 30 years, the Center has believed that until there is a cure, we are the best solution to find hope and support.

Ruling year info

1989

Principal Officer

Mrs. Tori Cohen

Main address

1025 Old Country Road, Ste 115 Suite 115

Westbury, NY 11590 USA

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Formerly known as

Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation

EIN

11-2926958

NTEE code info

Alzheimer's (G83)

Alzheimer's (H83)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

1 in 9 people aged 45 and older experience subjective cognitive decline. In 2025, it is estimated that 460,000 New Yorkers aged 65 and older will be living with Alzheimer's disease. As a progressive disease, the need for hands-on services is critical. For over 30 years, the Center has taken pride in its pioneering role in the development of cutting edge services that foster the independence, dignity, well-being and safety of individuals with Alzheimer’s, thus aiding in the prevention of premature nursing home placement. The Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center is unique in that we are a local, ‘one-stop-shop’ that is able to provide the critically needed programs and services families are seeking during their journey. Until there is a cure, the Center is the best solution to find respite, help and stimulating activities. We offer stage-specific day programs Monday - Saturday, caregiver support groups and educational trainings, an in-home respite, transportation and much more.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center - Social Day Program

The mission of Long Island Alzheimer's & Dementia Center is to help improve the quality of life for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders, and their caregivers.

For over 30 years, the Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center has believed that until there is a cure, we are the best solution to find hope and support. Our goal is to make a positive difference in the lives of those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia — one person, one family, one community at a time. We offer hands-on services to diagnosed individuals and caregivers that provide respite, support and stimulating activities. We meet, assess and customize a plan for your loved one, focusing on abilities, not on disabilities, on what they can still do, happily and productively, allowing us to bring out the best in every participant. In addition to our day programs Monday – Saturday, we offer innovative solutions for caregivers and families such as support groups, trusted referrals and educational trainings. We believe that until there is a cure, the Center is the best solution to find hope and support.

Social Adult Day Programs
Our day programs offer engaging social, cognitive and physical activities. Each social adult day program is structured to the needs of the participant and their respective stage of the disease. While differing in stage appropriate activities, they all encourage cognitive exercises, such as word and recall games, social engagement and physical stimulation. Day programs additionally provide pet therapy, art therapy, live music entertainment, Music & Memory® and community outings. Alz Club (early stage), Happy Days Club (moderate stage) and Memory Lane Club (late stage) are offered Monday - Saturday 10-2p.

Door-to-Door Transportation
Transportation to our day programs is available in certain parts of Nassau County through our agency-owned, wheelchair accessible transportation buses. Buses are operated by dementia-trained drivers to assure safety.

Caregiver Support
Caregivers play a vital role in supporting and coping with a loved one’s diagnosis. The Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center supports caregivers with specialty programs that provide guidance and hope, helping caregivers provide the best level of care for their loved one.
• Support Groups use the power of peer-to-peer and professional therapy to provide education and guidance.
• Caregiver Trainings offer innovative techniques, tools and valuable insight to help improve the quality of life for both
caregivers and their loved ones.
• Resource and Referral Services connects caregivers with social workers to receive comprehensive solutions, resources and
supportive counseling.

The Helen and Sidney Jacoff In-Home Respite Program
Our In-Home Respite program offers a two-hour in-home respite session for individuals living with dementia in Nassau County, briefly relieving caregivers from their day-to-day role and providing participants stimulating cognitive and recreational activities in the convenience and comfort of their home.

Brain Fitness Workshops
Workshops are for anyone interested in maintaining and enhancing their cognitive abilities. Sessions are held at our center or in the community, helping those susceptible to age-related decline.

Volunteering Opportunities at the Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center are a unique way to give back and make a difference in the life of a program participant and their family.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Caregivers

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

At the Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center our mission is to improve the quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia, and their caregivers. The Center is unique in that we are a local, ‘one-stop-shop’ that is able to provide the critically needed programs and services families are seeking during their journey. Until there is a cure, the Center is the best solution to find respite, help and stimulating activities. We offer stage-specific day programs Monday - Saturday, caregiver support groups and educational trainings, an in-home respite, transportation and much more.

Today, and as we have for over 30 years, the Center provides diagnosed individuals and caregivers guidance, support, a community and hope through our hands-on programs. The Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center is unique in that we are a local, ‘one-stop-shop’ that is able to provide the critically needed programs and services families are seeking during their journey. Until there is a cure, the Center is the best solution to find respite, help and stimulating activities.

The Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center offers day programs Monday - Saturday for people in the early, moderate and late stages of the disease, caregiver support groups and educational trainings, an in-home respite program, Brain Fitness Workshops, transportation, physical and occupational therapy and much more. Our experienced licensed social workers provide direct assistance to families, as well as offer additional trusted referrals, both in person and over the phone.

Social Adult Day Programs
Our day programs offer engaging social, cognitive and physical activities. Each social adult day program is structured to the needs of the participant and their respective stage of the disease. While differing in stage appropriate activities, they all encourage cognitive exercises, such as word and recall games, social engagement and physical stimulation. Day programs additionally provide pet therapy, art therapy, live music entertainment, Music & Memory® and community outings. Alz Club (early stage), Happy Days Club (moderate stage) and Memory Lane Club (late stage) are offered Monday - Saturday 10-2p.

Door-to-Door Transportation to our day programs is available in certain parts of Nassau County through our agency-owned, wheelchair accessible transportation buses. Buses are operated by dementia-trained drivers to assure safety.

Caregiver Support
Caregivers play a vital role in supporting and coping with a loved one’s diagnosis. The Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center supports caregivers with specialty programs that provide guidance and hope, helping caregivers provide the best level of care for their loved one. We provide Support Groups, educational trainings and Resource and Referral Services.

The Helen and Sidney Jacoff In-Home Respite Program offers a two-hour in-home respite session for individuals living with dementia in Nassau County, briefly relieving caregivers from their day-to-day role and providing participants stimulating cognitive and recreational activities in the convenience and comfort of their home.

Brain Fitness Workshops are for anyone interested in maintaining and enhancing their cognitive abilities. Sessions are held at our center or in the community, helping those susceptible to age-related decline.

The Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center is unique in that we are a local, ‘one-stop-shop’ that is able to provide the critically needed programs and services families are seeking during their journey. Being an intimate non-profit, we're able to listen to our families needs, both caregivers and diagnosed individuals and provide what they care seeking. For example, for music lovers, we began in 2018 a chorus program called The Sharp Notes, and for caregivers seeking activities to participate in with their loved one we implemented our monthly Memory Cafe program and Social Saturday's program. We achieve our goal to improve the quality of life for those diagnosed and caregivers by offering the hands-on programs the community seeks.

The Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center has progressed in its efforts to become a 'one-stop-shop' by continuing to offer new and exciting programs and services to families in need.

The Marjory Masone lunch program was started in 2020 to provide participants in our social day program with a nutritious lunch each day they come to the center. This program also benefits caregivers by relieving an additional task that a caregiver would normally have to be concerned about.

The Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center launched its counseling program in 2020 as well. Through this program caregivers are able to meet with a licensed, credentialed social worker in order to receive the critical care that they need as they navigate caring for a diagnosed loved one.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, The Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center shifted its focus to provide programs and services virtually in order to continue to be a valuable resource to the families that it serves in this time of need. Interactive programs, support groups, counseling services and more were shifted to virtual platforms in order to remain accessible to families even when in-person services could no longer be performed.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Jennifer B. Cona, Esq.

Genser Cona Elder Law

Term: 2018 -

Thomas Killeen

Carmine Asparro

OnPoint Partners

Paul Eibeler

COKeM International Ltd., Shakopee, MN

Todd Hesekiel

McLaughlin & Stern, LLP

Nicholas Lazzaruolo

Grant Thornton, LLP

Brian Emmert

Jetro/Restaurant Depot

Barbara Calissi

Molloy College

Jessica Moller

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/01/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/29/2021

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.