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May 17th 2019

Dominican Village & District 8th Senator Support Long Island Cares

Together Dominican Village’s residents & staff support Senator John Brooks Spring Food Drive initiative to bring awareness and attention to local food banks that need support.
Without hesitation Dominican Village’s residents and staff collected boxes of food and supplies.
Help local Food Banks 631-582-FOOD.
Pictured left to right: Emily Monem Dominican Village’s Community Relations Director and Suzann Osterbery Dominican Village’s Activities Coordinator


May 7th 2019

District 8th Senator John Brooks (D-Massapequa)

Senator John Brooks and the entire NYS Senate recognized Amityville resident Emily Monem as the 2019 NYS Senate Woman of Distinction in Albany on May 7th.
Ms. Monem along with 61 other women celebrated this honor together for their services to their local communities.
Pictured left to right: Emily Monem, Dominican Village’s Community Relations & Development Director & Senator John Brooks.


April 25, 2019


Public officials, local Representatives and the Administration of Dominican Village gathered for discussion of plans for new construction of 40 cutting edge secured Memory Care apartments and 60 Assisted Living apartments on our Campus. Paul Wasser CEO/President of Dominican Village discussed the growth of the organization and expressed optimism about the path we’re taking in responding to an ever-changing high cost marketplace for senior housing. Wasser stressed that investing in “person centered care” and “aging in place” philosophies is integral for the aging population.


April 17, 2019


New program “Meet New Friends” collaboration with Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation & Dominican Village Dominican Village and Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF) collaborated in getting the senior memory impaired population together “Make New friends” in a stimulated, safe and engaging environment.

Food, live music and plenty of dancing was the theme of the day! “Best day ever” followed by “see you next time” were the sentiments of many of the participants.

As an added bonus a pen pal program between Dominican Village residents and LIAF day program attendees was established, allowing the new friends to strengthen their bonds.

LIAF is known for 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.

New program “Meet New Friends” collaboration with Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation & Dominican Village


April 5, 2019


On Tuesday, May 7th the New York State Center for Assisted Living will present its annual Nurse of the Year Award to John Walters, LPN in recognition of his outstanding work at Dominican Village, a residential retirement and assisted living community sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Amityville.

In addition to his LPN license John holds a Bachelors’ degree from the New York Institute of Technology. John is an ordained deacon for the Diocese of Rockville Center and currently serves in St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church in Brentwood. He is an avid reader of history, a gardener and “an always hopeful Mets fan”.

Prior to joining the Dominican Village staff John worked for twenty-five years at the Helen Keller National Center in Kings Point as a bereavement specialist and later at Our Lady of Consolation Nursing Home Rehabilitation Center in West Islip, NY serving persons with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

While he is part of Dominican Village’s Wellness team John is a leader who listens, counsels and provides support. He implements new ideas and sets reasonable goals for his staff to meet, even surpass. He provides a calm and thoughtful way to approach the many challenges encountered by the staff when dealing with issues that affect the elderly and their care. John’s extensive experience, both professional and personal, allows for staff to trust his judgement and guidance A true team leader, John uses his skills to empower staff to be the best that they can be.

The Administration and Staff of Dominican Village are proud to join the New York State Center for Assisted Living in recognizing John Walters as its 2019 Nurse of the Year.


April 5, 2019

Dominican Village celebrates Nurse and Volunteer of the Year!

Dominican Village is very pleased to announce that two very dedicated individuals have been named New York State Center for Assisted Living (NYSCAL) Award winners!

John Walters, LPN, is awarded 2019 Nurse of the Year and Kay McKiernan, is awarded 2019 Volunteer of the Year.

We are privileged to have both John and Kay as part of our team of professionals who work tirelessly to live the mission, provide quality programs and ensure quality care for the residents of Dominican Village. Congratulations to each of them on this outstanding achievement, we are very proud of them both! John and Kay will be honored at the NYSCAL Annual Awards Banquet at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY on May 7, 2019.


John Walters LPN                                                  Kay Mckiernan Volunteer


March 14, 2019

A Mission Driven Visit

Suffolk County Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory was on hand to tour Dominican Village’s recently renovated Independent and Assisted Living Buildings.

Gregory’s work as an advocate for seniors is directly in line with our mission and services we provide at the Village. Resident Henry Fairchild was delighted to meet him!

Dominican Village offers outstanding programs and activities for seniors for more information contact us at 631-842-6618


December 20, 2018

Dominican Village Festival of Lights

Veterans Luncheon on November 8th 2018 at Dominican Village On November 8th Dominican Village hosted a very special luncheon for Veterans.

The Holiday season is here, and there is no better way to kick it off with our Annual Festival of Lights, which took place on December 6th! Santa and Frosty the Snowman made a special appearance much to the delight of the residents, their families and children. The North Shore Pops Orchestra entertained us with classic holiday music, which is always a highlight of our program. Dominican Village is grateful to Copiague High School Key Club members who volunteered and are most helpful as usual. Dominican Village sends their best wishes to all for a Healthy Happy holiday Season.


December 19, 2018

Annual Toy Drive

In photo left to right: Assembly woman Kimberly Jean-Pierre, Dominican Village’s Chairman of the Board John Diliberto & Emily Community Relations & Development Director

Making the Holidays a little merrier for local children and families, Dominican Village is proud to be a supporter of Assemblywomen Kimberly Jean-Pierre’s Annual Toy Drive. Christmas was definitely made brighter for children and families in our community.

Happy Holidays From Dominican Village!!



November 27, 2018

The Most Wonderful time of the year

To kick off The Most Wonderful time of the year; the National Grid Choir arrived bright and early to Dominican Village to serenade the Residents with all the Holiday Favorites. We are grateful for their time and compassion to our residents. They brought joy, soulful sounds and many smiles!

November 8, 2018

We Salute Our Veterans

Veterans Luncheon on November 8th 2018 at Dominican Village On November 8th Dominican Village hosted a very special luncheon for Veterans.

On November 8th Dominican Village hosted a very special luncheon for Veterans who served our Country. We thank the 175 Veterans who came out and celebrated with Dominican Village’s residents and staff who also served. We honor and Salute our Brave Veterans for their Service to our Country.

October 12, 2018

Pallet Paint Night

Dominican Village Paint Night

Approximately 50 professionals from a variety of licensed Home Care Agencies and Assisted Living Facilities networked, ate good food and showed off their crafty side.


October 11, 2018

Volunteers Needed

Dominican Village is looking for volunteers to assist us in implementing an array of artistic and cultural programs for the enjoyment of our senior residents.

Dominican Village is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian senior housing/assisted living facility sponsored by the Sisters of St. Dominic. Currently serving over two hundred residents, its mission is “to provide a supportive environment in which the sacredness of life and the dignity of each person are held in the highest regard. We offer our senior residents a choice of programs and services which foster independence, promote physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and maximize opportunities for socialization.”

Contact Sarah Fitzpatrick for further information at (631) 842-6167.


July 18, 2018

12th Annual Chinese Auction & Dinner

12th Annual Chinese Auction & Dinner advertisementFriday October 5th 2018
6:30~10:00 p.m.
HELEN BUTLER HALL 565 Albany Avenue
Amityville, New York 11701

All are welcome to view and purchase basket tickets
On Friday, October 5th From 12:00-4:00pm
Or Join us for dinner from 6:30-10:00pm
Dinner $45pp or table of ten $400
Click on image above

October 1st, 2018

Bethpage Best of LI 2019

Best of LI NominationOctober 1st - December 15, 2018

Greetings Dominican Village Family Members, Friends & Supporters,

Dominican Village has been nominated for the Best of Long Island 2019 contest.  We are asking for assistance in voting for Dominican Village.  Voting begins today October 1st  through December 15, 2018.  During this time, votes are accepted one vote per category per day per person at  This means the general public, you, family, residents and staff can each vote for Dominican Village once a day during this 75-day period.  At the end of the voting period the nominee with the most votes in each respective category will be awarded the distinction of winning the "Bethpage Best of LI 2019."

Dominican Village nominated for the

Bethpage Best of LI 2019 Contest in the Assisted Living Category

Nominee: Dominican Village
Section: Health & Wellness
Category: Assisted Living

Hope you will vote and make us the best organization on Long Island!

Thank you for your support

Emily Monem Community Relations & Development Director

September 6, 2018

Dominican Village supports Local School Drive

Dominican Village’s senior residents and staff were proud to partner with Senator John Brooks to sponsor a Back to School Supply Drive for Roosevelt and Wyandanch School Districts. The residents and staff felt it was important that every child has much needed school supplies for the upcoming year. Everyone at Dominican Village would like to wish all local students a successful and rewarding school year.



September 4, 2018

Art from the Heart

The Foundation for Quality Care, the New York State Health Facilities Association and the New York State Center for Assisted Living presented Dominican Village resident Henry “Hank” Fairchild a certificate in honor and appreciation of submitting artwork in the 2018 “Art from the Heart” program.




June 20, 2018

Therapy dogs give comfort to Dominican Village Assisted Living Community residents

Therapy Dogs Give Residents at Dominican Village ComfortAMITYVILLE - Seven therapy dogs traveled to Amityville to bring some joy to seniors.
Paws of War brought the therapy dogs to the Dominican Village Assisted Living Community.
Residents in the facility say it's an event to which they look forward.
"We all just get so much from the pets," said Norma Cummings. "We get so much love and they seem to know. They take to us immediately because they're filling a void for us and it's absolutely wonderful."
Paws of Wars is an organization that provides service dogs to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.


June 12, 2018

Dominican Village Honored for its Commitment to Quality Care

>Dominican Village takes the bronze for its Commitment to Quality CareThe American Health Care (AHCA) and National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) has awarded Dominican Village its 2017 Bronze National Quality Award in recognition of its commitment to quality care. Long term and post-acute care providers receiving the awards numbered 520 and represented 46 states. Only six awards were granted in New York State. Dominican Village was one of two Assisted Living facilities recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities.

The award is the first of three distinctions Bronze, Silver, Gold possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which honors long term and post-acute care providers that have demonstrated their commitment to improving the quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities.

“We congratulate this year’s Bronze award recipients and look forward to offering continued support and guidance on their journey to improve quality care,” said AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers Chair Alana Wolfe. “The dedication and focus on quality that each organization has shown garners recognition. It will serve their patients and residents well.”

Acknowledging the award, Paul Wasser, President & CEO of Dominican Village, stated "Dominican Village is grateful for this recognition of our commitment to quality service for our residents and in our continuing efforts toward constant improvement; we look forward to applying for the 2018 Silver AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award." This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Dominican Village, senior housing and assisted living community a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Dominic, currently serving over 260 residents. Dominican Village is also receiving an Enhanced Assisted Living Residence certification, a higher level license to allow aging in place.

Dominican Village offers outstanding programs for seniors for more information contact us at 631-842-6618


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