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25 Mar, 2011 | News

Keeping Our Seniors Safe after Recent Dog Attack to Elderly Resident Taking a Walk in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Provides Animal Awareness and Safety Workshop

In order to keep our seniors safe and a vital part of our communities, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens hosted a free educational workshop on Animal Awareness and Safety presented by Michael Pastore, Director of Field Operations, from the Animal Care and Control of New York City.

Recently, Yuk Ho Chan, an 80-year-old resident at the Catholic Charities Bishop Boardman Senior Apartments suffered a vicious dog attack at the nearby Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Rev. Msgr. Alfred LoPinto, Vicar for Human Services, Diocese of Brooklyn, addressed the crowd of concerned seniors who were eager to learn safety tips on how to prevent a dog attack. “Catholic Charities is fully committed to keeping our seniors safe whether they are in our more than 2,000 units of affordable senior housing, our senior centers or in our communities.  They are a vital part of our society and we are here today to teach them the skills needed to have a fulfilling life.  We want the park to continue to be a place of fun and not fear,” shared Monsignor LoPinto. Pictured are (from l. to r.): Peter Wong, Bishop Boardman Property Manager; Rev. Msgr. Alfred LoPinto, Vicar for Human Services, Diocese of Brooklyn; Maureen McKeown, Bishop Boardman Housing Coordinator, Michael Pastore, Director of Field Operations, Animal Care and Control of NYC.
 

 

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