Paul Alafogiannis, Son of Long-time Board Member Passes Away

Please join us in mourning the passing of Paul Alafogiannis, son of long-time board member Roseanne Alafogiannis. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to SHAREing & CAREing. Visitation will be held 9am-4pm tomorrow at Farenga Funeral Home, 38-08 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY. Services will be held at 9:45am on Monday at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, 21-81 29th Street, Astoria, NY. He [...]

Differences in Insurance Coverage Associated with Nearly Half of Black-White Survival Disparity in Colorectal Cancer

Findings reinforce importance of equitable insurance coverage Health insurance coverage differences account for nearly one-half of the black-white survival disparity in colorectal cancer patients, according to a new study. The study, published in Gastroenterology, reinforces the importance of equitable health insurance coverage to mitigate the black-white survival disparity in colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the [...]

Special Thanks for the Maspeth High School Community

On January 23, 2018 Anna Kril, Executive Director and Founding Member of SHAREing & CAREing and Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager attended a small ceremony held by Maspeth High School to present us with the proceeds from their cancer fundraiser. The donation was presented by Teacher and Department Leader Anastasia Bitis, Mario Matos, Jr. Assistant [...]

Talking Winter Skin Care at our January Support Group Meeting

For our first support group for 2018, special guest, Ericka Smith, a former Beauty Consultant from Walgreens, presented on Winter Skin Care. She provided us with great skin care tips and answered participants’ specific questions. She offered simple, useful tips such as applying moisturizer with upward strokes (to defy the pull of gravity), to the [...]

Our Shopping and Eating Healthy on a Budget Workshop at the Queens Public Library

SHAREing & CAREing Program Manager Merryl Reichbach developed and presented Shopping and Eating Healthy on a Budget on December 4, 2017 11-1pm at the Adult Learning Center at the Rochdale Village Branch of the Queens Public Library. The students were preparing to take the high school equivalency exam and all had advanced English language skills. [...]

High School Outreach Program at Maspeth High School

On November 13 and 16, 2017 SHAREing & CAREing presented our Be a Friend to Your Mother outreach programs for Maspeth High School. The program was presented in 12 separate classes over the course of two days. Health and Physical Education faculty and staff at Maspeth High School attended the program. Over 1,000 students, faculty [...]

Chair Stretching & Meditation at the Queens Public Library

SHAREing & CAREing Program Manager Merryl Reichbach developed and presented Chair Stretching and Meditation on December 8, 2017 at the Adult Learning Center at Elmhurst Branch of the Queens Public Library. The two hour workshop was open to all Adult Learning Center students, staff and community members. Participants were highly engaged in the workshop. Many [...]

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 [...]

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