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There’s always something exciting and important happening with our programs and services at Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens.  Read these stories and check back often.  We’re always posting updates.

09-11-2018

In honor of 9/11's 17th anniversary, 30 seniors from the Catholic Charities Bayside Senior Center in Queens planted 17 Chrysanthemums, symbolizing love and optimism in the center's garden. Seniors also memorialized the fallen victims with renditions of the National Anthem, God Bless America and a moment of silence.

 

 

09-10-2018

Please take a moment today to remember and pray for those who have tragically fallen, their families who come after and the brave heroes who risked their lives to protect ours. Our thoughts remain with you always.

09-06-2018

Participants in CCBQ's Community Program Services Education Bucket concluded the summer series with bonding, exciting games and setting goals for the new school year. Participants completed a writing exercise that explored their current #accomplishments and what they hope to accomplish as the year moves forward. They later competed against one another in a series of Minute to Win It games. The day ended with yummy pizza and writing letters to Santa through New York Cares Winter Wishes (a gift-giving program designed to help make everyone's holiday extra special).

09-06-2018

CCBQ's Community Program Services recently held its Blood Pressure Screening & Nutrition Expo at the Catholic Charities Msgr. Thomas Campbell Apartments in Astoria, Queens. As part of NYC Department for the Aging's Keep on Track Blood Pressure Monitoring Program, the workshop focused on maintaining a healthy blood pressure and how to properly read nutrition labels. Participants played interactive games and enjoyed mint, lime, orange and ginger infused water samplings. All received a bag of fresh produce including limes, lemons, oranges, cucumbers and ginger.

09-06-2018

CCBQ's Community Program Services offered an afternoon of fun at its first session of Toddler Boot Camp! Held at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Brooklyn, families and children enjoyed arts and crafts, dancing and snacks. Children of all ages worked together during a scavenger hunt and won prizes including a backpack with reading books. To conclude the session, children played a game where they learned more about animals including sound and movement. We thank St.

09-06-2018

CCBQ's Community Program Services recently held its final Blood Pressure Screening & Nutrition Expo at our Walk-In Center in Jamaica, Queens. As part of NYC Department for the Aging's Keep on Track Blood Pressure Monitoring Program, the workshop focused on brain foods and its impact on memory and concentration. Participants went home with a bag of brain foods including kale, oranges, avocados, blueberries and salmon. Those who attended all three sessions received a prize and Certificate of Completion.

09-06-2018

Once again, CCBQ was blessed to be one of the recipients of New York Cares Winter Wishes, a gift-giving program designed to help make everyone's holiday extra special! CCBQ's Community Program Services has been hosting letter writing events through our various programs for children, teens and seniors. Careful thought is given to the writing of each letter as recipients share anecdotes to assist "Santa's Elves" in choosing the perfect gift.

09-06-2018
CCBQ thanks Brooklyn community member and longtime donor Joanna Wu for generously donating school supplies to Our Lady of Angels, a member of CCBQ's Food Pantry Network in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Joanna's kindness helps to decrease the costs and worries of back-to-school shopping. Check out our youth rocking their new gear!
 
09-06-2018

Members of the Catholic Charities Alzheimer's Social Adult Day Program in Queens recently made their own tie-dye creations! Members had a great time exploring their creative sides with this fun project, conducted by youth workers Kelly Harbajan; Jayla Andrews; and Nora Blackwood of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). This project allowed our youth to learn more about Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

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