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 arrived in the United States in 1998. I came to SJCC because I was told they would be able to help me settle in the United States. My case worker noticed that I did not have a lot going on and did not have many friends or family in the United States. I was asked if I wanted to volunteer in the food pantry. That was the beginning of my 20 year journey as a volunteer at SJCC. Today I sit at the front desk at SJCC every day as a receptionist. This gives me the opportunity to be around interesting people and make friends. I am grateful to SJCC for the opportunities it has given me as a client and a volunteer.