Catholic Charities Senior Center Reopens
Nearly a year after Superstorm Sandy destroyed its previous facility, at the St. John’s Residence and School for Boys, on Tuesday, September 30th, the Catholic Charities Seaside Senior Center re-opened its doors at a new location.
With the help of Councilman Eric Ulrich, Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens was able to find a new facility at the First Congregational Church Meeting Hall in Rockaway Beach.
On Thursday, October 3rd, they celebrated with an official grand reopening at the Church Meeting Hall.
On hand were Judith Kleve, Vice President, Older Adult Services, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens and Councilman Ulrich, Catholic Charities staff and other special guests.
“The goal of Catholic Charities Seaside Senior Center,” according to organizers, “is to improve the quality of life for older adults by maximizing independent living. Our services include congregate meals, educational and recreational activities, Healthy Aging programming, benefits and entitlements, information and referrals, transportation services to recreational programs and medical providers for seniors who meet eligibility requirements.”