With NYC now in Phase 4, ASTORIA/QUEENS SHARE-ING and CARE-ING, INC. dba SHAREing & CAREing has announced that they have begun steps to re-open its office, located at 4502 Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria, Queens. Since mid-March, SHAREing & CAREing’s office has been physically closed in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order. Its staff, however, has [...]
SHAREing & CAREing has long partnered with the Queens Public Library to offer free health and wellness programs to the Queens community. With the pandemic, this need has become more acute, but so have the challenges to reach community members more comfortable with in-person programs. Online web conference solutions like Webex and Zoom have allowed [...]
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we have experienced an increased demand for professional mental health support services, including our individual and group counseling. To meet this demand, we have increased our provision of individual and group telemental health services. We have also been offering an additional weekly support group, at the request of—and to [...]
Last week SHAREing & CAREing submitted testimony to the NYC Council in support of our continued funding in the upcoming budget. We shared with Council Members how SHAREing & CAREing has responded to COVID-19 by utilizing our website, email and online and social media platforms to provide services to people in need.
In honor of Mother’s Day, SHAREing & CAREing would like to recognize all the mothers and fathers working tirelessly and selflessly at our partner hospitals—NYC Health+Hospitals/Elmhurst, NYC Health+Hospitals/Queens, Mount Sinai Queens—during this unprecedented time. We thank them, and all our city’s first responders and essential workers, for their dedication and efforts in keeping us safe [...]
If you’re looking for some good news right now (aren’t we all!), here’s some footage we pulled from our vault. In late 2018, Spectrum News NY1 featured our Program Manager Merryl Reichbach and our Elmhurst Library breast cancer health and wellness workshops.
Did you know April is Testicular Cancer Awareness month? In honor, we thought we’d go over what testicular cancer is, the symptoms and how to do a self-exam. At many of our school cancer education outreaches , we are sometimes approached privately by young men who are concerned with some aspect of their genitalia. Something [...]
To Our SHAREing and CAREing Community, This has been a strange spring. The current health crisis is changing our lives. There are many times when we New Yorkers have been proud of our reputation as the “center of the world.” Now we are at the center of a global pandemic. We are New York tough, but we [...]
The world feels pretty scary right now. I hope you are all staying safe and hanging in there. We are all in this together, even if we aren’t physically together. One of the best ways to reduce fear is to manage our risk. Right now that means isolation for many of us. Being a cancer [...]
On Friday, March 13, 2020, SHAREing & CAREing and PONCE BANK participated at the Seniors Day Event at the Woodside Senior Center in Queens. The event, part of the Ponce de Leon Foundation’s Bilingual Community Outreach activities at the Center, was a great success. Rosa Sarmiento, Bilingual Spanish Navigator for SHAREing & CAREing, provided seniors with cancer [...]