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.
Mrs. M has dementia and she is constantly hungry. She specifically wants fruit often. Her food stamps just do not cover the amount of food she needs every month especially since she likes fresh produce. I spend time searching for sales on fruit for her. Without the food pantry at SJCC she would not be able to be sustained on the amount of money she has each month for food.