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7609 Tercera Avenida

Brooklyn 11209

718-748-0650

Stop by and see what's going on! 

IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL PROGRAMS: Computer and smartphone classes & support, Craft group, Exercise classes, Rock painting, Book Club, and more! See our online calendar.

BENEFITS ASSISTANCE: SNAP, HEAP, SCRIE, Legal assistance, BenefitsCheckup.org, Medicare and Medicaid. Call the office to find out more.
CONNECT-TO-VACCINE: Help arranging first, second or booster shots; free transportation to vaccine sites; proof of vaccination. More info.
​NEED A BOOK? Take a look at our lending library. Books are all FREE for you to enjoy!
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BRING YOUR IDEAS: Bay Ridge CONNECTS is what you make it. Call or stop by and talk with us.

Who's at Connects • Staff and Interns • RN & Benefits Consultations

​​THERESA FEENEY is the Health Management Specialist at Bay Ridge CONNECTS. She was born and raised here in Bay Ridge and has spent most of her adult life here. She's been a Registered Nurse for the past 40 years with expertise in Community Home Health so, she says, "When this position became available, I felt like it was calling my name."

 

If you have health questions, Theresa is available for consultations on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Thursdays 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, and she invites you to please feel free to stop by and introduce yourself.

THERESA CICCONE, a familiar face at Connects since it opened, continues to provide Case Management Assistance on site Monday, Wednesday and Friday helping folks enroll in programs such as the DFTA funded laptop program. She also provides information and referral.

GABRIELA LOPEZ CASTILLO works full-time with our Connect-to-Vaccine program based at Connects. As a recent graduate of CUNY’s Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, she has dedicated her academic career in the pursuit of creating positive changes in her community. As a food pantry volunteer, an activist seeking to end poverty, and at the Department of State and the New York City Council, Gabriela understands firsthand what it means to serve, and she is excited to do so for the residents of southwest Brooklyn. Gabriela will work full-time and will spend some time doing outreach in the neighborhoods.

SYDNEY T. INGER joining the Bay Ridge Center team in April with our case management staff. She is a current MSW candidate studying at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Her research and activism focuses on food and housing insecurities across various age populations and minorities. Sydney also understands the importance of connection and community and its impact on mental health. She looks forward to meeting and serving members and residents of southwest Brooklyn.

 
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Esto fue posible gracias a la financiación de la Oficina para Ancianos del Estado de Nueva York y el Departamento para Ancianos de la Ciudad de Nueva York.

Bay Ridge Connects es un centro comunitario frente a una tienda para adultos mayores de 60 años en el vecindario Bay Ridge de Brooklyn. Mientras se suspende la programación en persona, el personal está trabajando; use el número de teléfono de arriba si tiene preguntas o necesidades especiales.

Bay Ridge Connects es una consecuencia del Bay Ridge Center (BRC), que ha sido un ancla para la comunidad local de personas mayores durante más de cuarenta años. Aunque está afiliada a BRC, esta segunda ubicación frente a la tienda ofrece una oportunidad única para adoptar nueva programación e involucrar a una población más amplia y diversa.

Bay Ridge Connects está ubicado en un espacio recientemente renovado con un alto grado de visibilidad en Third Avenue para alentar a los transeúntes a detenerse. El centro está configurado con tecnología de punta para usuarios conocedores de la tecnología, o para entrenando a los que no lo están.

Nuestro objetivo es que Bay Ridge Connects sea un espacio inclusivo y acogedor. A principios de este año, celebramos una serie de grupos de enfoque para escuchar a nuestra comunidad sobre las necesidades que sienten.

no se están cumpliendo. Al continuar con este enfoque centrado en los miembros, esperamos que Bay Ridge Connects prospere como el centro comunitario vibrante, activo y diverso que imaginamos que será.

Bay Ridge Connects es posible gracias a los fondos de la Oficina para las Personas Mayores del Estado de Nueva York y el Departamento para las Personas Mayores de la Ciudad de Nueva York.

Consulte nuestra página de eventos para ver los programas en línea