Who are we?
Long Island Bikur Cholim (“LIBC”) was started in 2013 by a group of caring individuals in the Great Neck area who saw the need to deliver services to community members who were staying in local hospitals, nursing homes or confined to their homes. Their needs ranged from medical care, emotional uplifting, home style food, social contact, cultural entertainment or just a friendly smile.
Today, LIBC’s volunteers visit patients, whether they are in a nursing home, hospital or just in the confines of their own home
What do we want to do?
LIBC wants to expand and have a strong presence in our area hospitals and nursing homes to make sure that the needs of our community members are met.
LIBC wants to expand its activities. Unfortunately, there are many seniors who are not able to see their family members on a frequent basis and we want to fill that void.
LIBC wants to ensure that patients are being treated fairly as respected citizens of our community throughout their entire lives.
LIBC wants to make sure that patients are afforded the basic social care a person is entitled to by providing moral support and emotional care.
What can YOU do?
LIBC needs you! There is a great need for volunteers to go to members of the community staying in hospitals, nursing homes or even their own homes, to see how they are doing, to give them a smile, to have a small conversation with them, and see if there is anything we can do to help.
Whether you volunteer once a week, once a month or once a year, you can bring joy to an individual just by saying hello to them in their native language and letting them know that they have not been forgotten.
Sign up today to volunteer to visit the patients and do a true chesed for the members of our own our community.
- Visit the patients at North Shore Hospital and other local hospitals
- Visit the elderly at Grace Plaza, Highfield Gardens, and Parker Jewish Nursing Homes
- Deliver delicious meals to patients