“My mother and I appreciate your Brain Works Program… Here at the SCC, she has the opportunity to feel competent and young again…The warmth and care she receives fills a tremendous need and above all else is a wonderful chesed.”
Social Services: On Going Services
Programs require a minimum number of participants.
Please call to RSVP and confirm program dates and times which may be subject to change.
Programs require a minimum number of participants. Please call to RSVP and confirm program dates and times which may be subject to change.
Bereaved Mothers’ Group
Facilitated by Craig Podell, LCSW
Monthly Tuesdays, 12:30-2:00 PM
Mothers who have lost a child share feelings and get support from others who are also coping with this heart-wrenching grief.
Caregiver Support Group
Intake interview is required before attending.
Share experiences and trade tips for managing the emotional and physical demands of caring for an ill loved one. Discuss meeting the challenges while nourishing yourself and preserving your own sense of wellness. Please call Linda Eber for more info.
Counseling For People Coping With Serious Illness Or Loss
Provided by the Ricky Haddad Memorial Foundation
The Ricky Haddad Memorial Foundation, in conjunction with the SCC Social Services Department, helps individuals afflicted with a serious illness, as well as their families, by providing confidential counseling services. After an initial session at the Center at no charge, you may be referred for up to 10 individual, couple or family counseling sessions (for a small co-payment). In the event a family has lost a loved one, we will offer a range of bereavement services.
Originally established by Sarah Haddad Cheney and her family in 1999 on the 20th Anniversary of the yahrtzeit of Ricky Haddad, it is our hope that this support will reassure and comfort individuals and their families during their difficult time. Please contact Sarah Cheney, Adelaide Khezrie, or Amy Sasson, or call Linda Eber, L.C.S.W. at 718-954-3154 at the SCC to make a confidential, initial appointment.
Brain Works: For People with Early Stage Memory Loss
Mondays & Thursdays
Fee: $25 per session (billed monthly)
Transportation may be available upon request. An intake interview is required prior to attending the program. Please call Linda Eber at 718-954-3154 to schedule an appt. This program is made possible in part through the support of the Altoon Tunie Sutton Endowment Fund.
Brain Works is a unique program designed to meet the needs of people with early stage memory loss to enhance focus and concentration while maintaining an active, upbeat recreational and social setting. Our lead facilitator, Tally Grazi, creates a nurturing environment that engages participants in mentally stimulating exercises and fun group activities such as word games and brain teasers, table games, singing, dancing, arts & crafts, and exercise.
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“At first, I was horrified at the thought of my mother in a group for people with Alzheimer’s. She would be labeled and everyone would know… But, I agreed to give the group a try. When I picked her up after the program, I was amazed at the sparkle in her eyes. She felt whole, alive, normal and part of the community.”
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“Enrolling my mother in your Brain Works program is one of the best things I have done for her. She comes to life when she participates and her enthusiasm is obvious… I cannot begin to express my gratitude for this wonderful program.”