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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 [...]

High School Cancer Outreach Program at Long Island City High School

On June 12, 2017 SHAREing & CAREing, presented our Be a Friend to Your Mother cancer outreach program for female students and health education teachers at Long Island City High School. Over 360 students and staff attended the program which was presented by Anna Kril, Eartha Washington, Mercedes Pinzino, Fran Smith, RN, Merryl Reichbach, LCSW and [...]

Bikers Against Breast Cancer Ride 2017 Photos

Thank you to everyone who came out to support us at the 2017 Bikers Against Breast Cancer Ride on June 4, 2017! SHAREing & CAREing is honored to have the continued support of The New York City Harley Owners Group and Harley Davidson of New York City at their 24th Annual Bikers Against Breast Cancer Ride. Bikers from all [...]

Cancer Education Outreach Program at International High School for Health Sciences

Video made by International High School for Health Sciences about the empathy and cancer educational unit which SHAREing & CAREing was part of. On April 27 and May 4, 2017, SHAREing & CAREing conducted cancer education classes at International High School for Health Sciences in Elmhurst, Queens. IHSHS teachers Sarah Cunningham and Priscilla Thomas coordinated with [...]

Middle & High School Cancer Education Programs at World Journalism Preparatory H.S.

On April 26, 2017, SHAREing & CAREing conducted three Be A Friend to Your Mother cancer education outreach programs at World Journalism Preparatory High School and two outreach programs to students in their middle school. A total of 334 students and 6 staff attended our program. The programs were presented by SHAREing & CAREing Program Manager [...]

Voyages Preparatory High School: Getting Family, Students, Teachers and Staff Involved

SHAREing & CAREing conducted a breast cancer education program for students, parents, caretakers, teachers and staff at Voyages Preparatory High School on March 21, 2017. The SHAREing & CAREing team included Executive Director, Anna Kril, Program Manager Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, bilingual nurse, Martha Genao, bilingual-trained survivor Mercedes Pinzino and Rosa Sarmiento. Ms. Genao and Ms. [...]

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