Members from the Catholic Charities Pete McGuinness Older Adult Center recently enjoyed a painting vernissage in Brooklyn. They approached their artistic hobbies with great passion and commitment as they created landscapes, flowers, portraits and figures of people and animals. The exhibition was attended by Małgorzata Tambor, Ada Kaftan, Alicja Winnicka, Krystyna Staniucha, Luiza Niespor and Didimo Orejuela.
The painting club is led by Professor Christopher Zacharow, painter, illustrator and lecturer at the Pratt Institute in New York City. Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens wishes to congratulate our talented members as they continue to enhance their artistic skills through the expression of painting.
The Catholic Charities Older Adult Centers offer a range of activities and services, including lunch, social services, educational workshops, exercise classes, discussion groups, games, art classes, lectures, workshops, health screenings, organized outings, special events, and parties. Volunteer opportunities are available to participants and community members, and transportation is provided to eligible participants (at select centers). We help promote active lives. Our 17 Older Adult Centers offer a range of activities and services, including meals, social services, educational workshops, exercise classes, discussion groups, games, art classes, lectures, workshops, health screenings, organized outings and more.
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Older Adult Centers are funded by NYC Aging.
For over 124 years, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, through its social services arm, Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services, Inc., has been providing quality social services to the neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens and currently offers 160-plus programs and services for children, youth, adults, older adults, and those struggling with mental illness. Since 1975, Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation, the affordable housing developer of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, has been transforming vacant land and buildings into affordable housing units and transforming the lives of individuals and families, and completed more than 4,450 units with supportive services for seniors, families, veterans and the formerly homeless. Since the pandemic began, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has provided much-needed food packages and services at 60 Catholic Charities parish-based food pantries and has distributed over $8.5 million in food assistance. Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens continues to deliver crucial mental health counseling, housing services, family services and early childhood education and COVID vaccines at a variety of locations. For more information, please visit www.ccbq.org.