Funding will allow SCS to expand services
by Andrew Pavia
Sep 04, 2013 | 1199 views | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Judy Zangwill, executive director of SCS, and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer.
Judy Zangwill, executive director of SCS, and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer.
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer announced the allocation of $2.6 million in capital funding for the expansion and renovation of Sunnyside Community Services (SCS).

The organization offers a variety of programs throughout the borough for seniors. Each year SCS provides 53,000 hours of health and home care services each week to 1,5000 homebound residents of Western Queens.

With the funding, SCS plans to expand the Social Adult Day Service programming space by 1,000 square feet to serve 20 more seniors. Likewise, the capacity of the Home Health Aide Training program, which provides home care to seniors, will be doubled.

“Sunnyside Community Services is a borough-wide institution that each and every single day gives seniors the opportunity to enjoy life through quality recreational activities, inspirational programming and interactive services that keep them active and engaged,” said Van Bramer.

SCS will also enlarge its customer service reception area in an attempt to accommodate a large flow of clients, home care workers and visitors.

“There is nothing more important than providing valuable resources and programing for our city’s seniors,” added Van Bramer.

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