2005-11-18 / Community

New Adult Day Care Center Opens In Far Rockaway

By Miriam Rosenberg Contributing Editor

By Miriam Rosenberg
Contributing Editor

Surrounded by her staff, Karen Kinard, the program director, tells everyone “We hope to have a long relationship with the Rockaways.”Surrounded by her staff, Karen Kinard, the program director, tells everyone “We hope to have a long relationship with the Rockaways.”

  • Beth Abraham Health Services opened a new Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) Program in Far Rockaway on November 2.
  • The program prides itself in giving adults options to make their lives better. Among the services offered are on site social workers and rehab staff, home care health care and day care programs.

    Naomi Rodriquez, whose husband of 42 years has been in the Jamaica program since May, had nothing but praise for the organization.

    Saying that her husband, Freddy, was always upset and sat watching television all day, she said he is now a changed man.

    “I noticed the change in his attitude immediately,” said Rodriquez. “ “The changes are so many it would take all day to explain it all.”

    Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer welcomed Beth Abraham to the community.

    “Thank you for coming to Rockaway,” said Pheffer. “It only benefits us.”

    Luis Hernandez, the CEO for St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway poses with Beth Abraham’s Naomi Berger.Luis Hernandez, the CEO for St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway poses with Beth Abraham’s Naomi Berger. Beth Abraham, who had a network of seven adult daycare programs across the city before the Far Rockaway site opened, started in the Bronx in 1920.

    The new program is located at 18-21 Cornaga Avenue in Far Rockaway.


    Monique Wiggins (of the Institute of the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly) and Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer are among the many who attended the opening of the new program’s opening.
Monique Wiggins (of the Institute of the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly) and Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer are among the many who attended the opening of the new program’s opening. An exercise room is one of the many benefits of the new day care center.  An exercise room is one of the many benefits of the new day care center.

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