Sunnyside Community Services receives grant

The Sunnyside Community Services (SCS) organization is going to receive a $68,195 grant thanks to the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) that will cover the costs of their Social Adult Day Services (SADS) programs.
The SADS programs, incorporated by many community services across New York State provide long-term care services to older New Yorkers with physical and cognitive impairments.
“This grant is very much needed to enhance our program, especially with the growing aging population,” said SCS Executive Director Judith Zangwill.
Offering an estimated 25 services, it aims to meet the social, health and educational needs of persons with functional impairments. Other than adult day care, Sunnyside’s many services include a center of active adults, home care, geriatric mental health and benefits counseling. They also offer services for those aged 5-21 including after school programs, college, GED, and SAT preparation.
The NYSOFA has been a strong advocate for the over 3.2 million New Yorkers 60 years of age and over. This year, eight programs will share $479,023.
Sunnyside, which started as a senior center in a church basement 34 years ago has ballooned to now serving more than 2,000 members per year.
The community center beat out 80 other non-profit and local governments across the state that operate or proposed to operate SADS programs.
For more information on SCS’ comprehensive programs aiming to service the community, contact 718-784-6173.

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