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05 Oct, 2020 | News

Catholic Charities Continues to Keep Community Healthy and Safe amid COVID-19 Pandemic

CCBQ's Community Health and Wellness Program Services concluded September with a Health and Wellness Fair at St. Thomas Aquinas RC Church in Brooklyn. Over 120 parishioners and community members participated in this round robin event that featured staying cool on the warmer days, alternatives to screen time, meditation and flattening the curve. Local community organizations included ClearCaptions, an advanced captioning phone system for those losing their hearing. Also on site was Advanced Cardiovascular Diagnostics mobile unit, which tested guests for COVID-19 antibodies, performed EKG's and additional cardiovascular testing. Participants went home with information and resources, giveaways, fresh produce and a gift card to a local supermarket to purchase healthy foods.