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 was the first member of my family to come to the United States. I was told by friends who had come before me that I could get help with applying for a green card and getting papers for my family to join me at SJCC. I was worried at first because most agencies that provide this service charge for it. I was happy to find out that not only did SJCC help free of charge they also helped me apply for a fee waiver so I would not need to pay the fees for the applications. With the help of SJCC I was able to get my green card and later finalized my citizenship documents. My wife and children soon joined me as well. Today my children are all in college and graduate school and have been able to thrive because of the support we got from SJCC.