April 04, 2018

Health Fair

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 had an issue that I was not able to resolve. I was being double charged by two different communication companies for the same service and I was not able to get the issue taken care of on my own. I went to my case worker at SJCC who helped me file a complaint with the FCC. Three weeks later I got a refund for the amount I was over charged. I would never have been able to file this complaint without my case worker’s help.”

V.K. 81