Brass Owl Live Music Fundraiser

We are so thrilled to be part of this unique and local music event at The Brass Owl, a ladies boutique in Astoria. This inspiring fundraiser took place October 26th in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and featured a lineup of local musicians, appetizers catered by Wellness by Kristen, and wine provided by Adega [...]

SHAREing & CAREing Celebrates 23 Years of Serving the Queens Community

Thank you to everyone who came out to support us at our Annual Benefit & Silent Auction on November 8, 2017. The unforgettable night, held at Riccardo’s by the Bridge, commemorated 23 years of SHAREing & CAREing’s service to the Queens community. Many thanks to our generous corporate sponsor First Central Savings Bank who helped make the night possible. [...]

S&C Presents Stress Management & Meditation Staff Training Workshop

“Thank you for giving us the opportunity to look at ourselves very closely and deeply. In our busy lives we often forget that ‘self’ matters, yesterday’s workshop brought us right to that point.” As this quote indicates, we had enthusiastic participation at our Stress Management and Meditation Staff Training workshop on September 19, 2017 led [...]

Making The Transition From Summer To Fall

Fall is coming! You can feel it in the air. Chillier mornings, groups of children with knapsacks heading out to school. Even if you are long beyond your “back to school days,” you can still feel impacted by the change of season. We are not quite where we were (summer), but also haven’t quite arrived [...]

Queens Cancer Walk A Success!

Thank you to everyone who came out to show their support at our Fourth Annual Queens Cancer Walk on Saturday, September 16th, 2017. We had a fabulous time at Phil Scooter Rizzuto Park (Smokey Park), walking for loved ones fighting cancer and for loved ones who will always be in our hearts. To open the [...]

Teaching Meditation at the Queens Public Library, Elmhurst Branch

21 participants attended the Introduction to Meditation workshop. Students included native New Yorkers, as well as more recent arrivals from countries including Bangladesh, Ecuador, Colombia, Albania, Tibet and China. Most had had no previous experience of meditation but were eager to learn. After introducing herself, SHAREing & CAREing, and the resources and services we provide, [...]

Welcoming New Queens Residents to the U.S.

SHAREing & CAREing Program Manager Merryl Reichbach developed and presented the workshop “Welcome to NYC: Adapting to Life in Queens and the USA” at the Elmhurst Branch of the Queens Public Library on August 8, 2017 1-3pm for three classes of beginner-intermediate level ESOL students. Over 30 students attended, in addition to six library teachers [...]

Teaching Cancer Prevention and Wellness at the Peninsula Branch of the Queens Public Library

SHAREing & CAREing Program Manager Merryl Reichbach and Nurse Consultant Fran Smith, RN developed and presented SHAREing and CAREing Cancer Prevention and Wellness on August 14, 2017 1:30-3pm for students at the Adult Learning Center. 13 students attended, in addition to library staff. The students were preparing to take the high school equivalency exam and [...]

Helping to Manage Stress in the Queens Community

Stress is something that most people deal with on a regular basis. But this is doubly true for those undergoing cancer treatments and their caregivers. As part of our outreach work, SHAREing & CAREing gives regular health and wellness talks at various branches of the Queens Public Library, with stress management being our latest topic. [...]

My Wishes For Cancer Survivors

[From the Keynote Speech written and presented by Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager of SHAREing & CAREing at Elmhurst’s National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration 2017] My name is Merryl Reichbach and I am a clinical social worker and the Program Manager of SHAREing and CAREing (S&C), a 24 year old cancer support services center in [...]

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