21 Jun, 2021 | News
Catholic Charities Senior Center Re-Opens for First Time Since COVID-19 Pandemic
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens is thrilled to announce that the Bayside Senior Center is one of our many Older Adult Centers that have opened for in-person activities for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the months, we've ensured that our seniors continue to stay connected, well and healthy. This re-opening is a huge sigh of relief for our seniors and their families as they can now reconnect with their favorite staff and peers. Our seniors enjoyed their favorite activities, including playing bingo and computer services, all while masked and social distancing.
We are ecstatic to have our seniors back with us as we continue to follow CDC COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of our seniors and staff. For more information on our senior centers, reopening's and more, please continue following us on social media.
Since the pandemic began, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has witnessed a 1,000 percent increase in food requests and has provided much-needed food packages and services at 49 Catholic Charities parish-based food pantries. In total, the agency distributed over $3.4 million in food assistance in 2020. In addition, Catholic Charities witnessed a 37 percent increase in clients in 2020, and continued to deliver mental health counseling, housing services, family services and early childhood education. For additional information, visit our website at www.ccbq.org.