Witnesses of Mercy Parish Volunteer Outreach Program

Responding to Pope Francis' call to be Witnesses of God's Mercy to the marginalized, the Office of Mission offers training and resources for parish leaders and volunteers to engage in outreach to the elderly and homebound through the Witnesses of Mercy Parish Volunteer Outreach Program.

Social Adult Day Programs for Seniors Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease

Our Social Adult Day Programs serve those age 60 and over who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Programs offered to clients and their caregivers include:

Services for the Homebound Elderly

Our case management programs provide services in the home for the homebound elderly, including:

Senior Centers

Senior 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.

Our senior centers are funded by the New York City Department for the Aging.

Saints Joachim & Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Saints Joachim & Anne is a 200-bed health care facility providing compassionate care and a welcoming setting for both short-term and long-term residents. Residents receive 24-hour care from nurses and board-certified physicians, including post-acute and short stay, long-term care, rehabilitation services, respiratory/ventilator/Trachea Care general medical care, and medical subspecialties, specialized diet, recreation, and pastoral care.

Click here for Saints Joachim & Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center's Emergency-Pandemic Plan:

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Depression and Alcohol Abuse Screening and Assistance

Through our Depression and Alcohol Abuse Program, we provide awareness of depression, substance abuse screening and referrals for senior citizens in Brooklyn and Queens.  The program provides counseling and linkage to mental health services, healthcare, senior centers, and when appropriate, assistance with other entitlements. These activities create opportunities to assist the elderly population with intervention, assessments, screenings and referrals for mental health, as well as other concrete services and entitlements.