The Shorefront Jewish Community Council (Shorfront JCC) is deeply committed to improving the health and well-being of underserved seniors in South Brooklyn. We foster community solidarity and improve access to healthcare through extensive mobilization of local organizations, pharmacies, home care agencies, and volunteers all working together for a common goal.
We were proud to recently organize a highly attended health fair on the boardwalk, with active participation by numerous organizations, where seniors were able to get their blood pressure measured and learn information critical for their health, accompanied by uplifting live music and free coffee.
Our seniors greatly enjoyed an opportunity to both socialize and learn vital information, while enjoying a day on the beach.
I came to the US in 2011 from Uzbekistan and started ESL classes at SJCC in 2012. I first became a home attendant and because of the skills I learned at SJCC I was able to help my clients navigate situations in English. I was then able to take a course to become a hair dresser. I now work at a salon in Manhattan. This is all because of the ESL classes I was able to take at SJCC.