Health Services &
As community health advocates, we help you know about benefits available to you.
We run free English and computer classes to teach you the skills you need to succeed.
SACSS assists seniors in understanding and applying for benefits such as Medicare, Medicare Savings Program (MSP), Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, Access-a-Ride, SCRIE, DRIE, Senior Metro Card. Based on the needs of the senior clients, referrals are made to other agencies.
WORKSHOPS & PRESENTATIONS
Interactive workshops are organized on topics such as recognizing early signs of depression, anxiety, and mental health needs, stress and anger management, positive thinking, healthy eating and relationship building. These are held at senior centers across Queens including SACSS office. These presentations are conducted in South Asian languages and focus on the physical and emotional wellness of the seniors. Recreational activities such as monthly Bollywood nights provide seniors the opportunity for peer engagement. Group activities such as collage making and book reading provide seniors with a venue to express their creativity and stimulate brain function.
GERIATRICS RESOURCE INTER-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM (GRIP)
SACSS is a community partner of MSKCC-Geriatrics. GRIP brings together professionals from different disciplines sharing their expertise on health issues among seniors and their caregivers. This project aims to develop culturally sensitive education modules and resources that are available for seniors and their caregivers. Educational, interactive workshops are conducted in various South Asian languages at Senior Centers on topics such as memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s, medication management, falls prevention and mobility, safe patient handling, and caring for the caregivers.
South Asian Council for Social Services
143-06 45th Avenue, Flushing, New York 11355
(718) 321-7929 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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SACSS was created in 2000 with a mission to empower and integrate underserved South Asians and other immigrants into the economic and civic life of New York. We assist individuals and families in the areas of healthcare access, senior services, other benefits and civic engagement. We provide basic and advanced English and computer classes. SACSS runs the only South Asian food pantry in New York. All of our programs are free and are provided by culturally competent staff members who speak Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Nepali, Tamil, Telugu, and Spanish.
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