As pictured, members of the Catholic Charities Ozone Park Older Adult Center in Queens had a fantastic Valentine’s Day with arts and crafts, delicious treats and great company! Our members were all smiles and happy to spend the special day with their peers.
The Catholic Charities Ozone Park Older Adult Center is one of 19 Older Adult Centers that 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). Our Older Adult Centers are funded by NYC Aging.
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens is pleased to announce that all of our Older Adult Centers throughout Brooklyn and Queens have lifted our capacity limits and will gradually resume programming at 100% capacity. While the capacity has been increased, we encourage everyone who visits our centers to continue to wear a mask indoors, maintain a social distance of six feet, continue frequent hand washing, stay home when sick and get tested if you feel sick or are exposed to someone with COVID-19. We continue to conduct health screening assessments for staff and participants prior to entry and encourage all participants to get vaccinated and boosted.
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.