Welcome to Sunnyside Community Services, Sunnyside Citywide Home Care Services, and Sunnyside Home Care Project, serving the communities of Western Queens since 1974 and now providing home care throughout New York City.
Join authors Atticus Lish, Preparation for the Next Life, and Akhil Sharma, Family Life, moderated by Bill Cheng, author, Southern Cross the Dog, as they read from and discuss their critically acclaimed novels, set in and around Queens. The Astoria Bookshop will be on site to sell copies of both books at the event. Tickets are free. Seats are limited so early registration is encouraged. Invite your friends via our facebook page.
Sunnyside Community Services held its annual Celebration on October 28 at M. Wells in Long Island City. This year SCS honored Gerald (Jerry) Lederman, a local business owner and long-standing member of the SCS Board of Directors. Elected officials Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Assembly Member Catherine Nolan and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz were on hand to congratulate Jerry, and speak of their support for Sunnyside Community Services. One of our program participants, Linda Brickman moved the guests with her emotional description how SCS’ Caregivers Support program provided her with a lifeline when her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and her husband with a debilitating muscular disease. Thank everyone who helped us to celebrate another year of helping change the lives of so many. To see pictures from the event click here.
Mayor Bill de Blasio visited Sunnyside UP, our pre-Kindergarten program, to talk to the children and their parents about the importance of Universal Pre-K (UPK) and early childhood education. NY1 featured the visit in a story you can watch here. On hand to show their support were New York State Senator Michael Gianaris, New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, and New York State Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, shown below with Mayor de Blasio and SCS Executive Director Judy Zangwill.
Thanks to a grant from Amie’s Place Foundation, we are introducing “Pet Pals,” a new program for homebound seniors and family caregivers that will match them with volunteers to provide assistance with pet care. A Pet Pals volunteer might walk the dog, for example, or take the pet to a vet appointment. Volunteers also provide companionship to the senior. In addition, SCS will provide volunteers to foster the pet in the event that a client enters the hospital for a short‐term stay. If you would like help with your pet, would like to volunteer, or would like more information, all (718) 784‐6173, ext. 479 or click here.