USD 2017: Chapin Home for the Aging (Jamaica, Queens)
NATURE & PURPOSE OF SERVICE SITE:
Chapin Home for the Aging is a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility that was founded in Manhattan in 1869 by Mrs. Edwin Chapin, wife of the celebrated orator and pastor. Twenty other dedicated women joined in an enterprise based on Dr. Chapin's philosophy of "What is your need, not your creed." Chapin has been serving the New York City/Long Island community at its Jamaica location since 1912. Chapin has grown to a 220-bed Skilled Nursing Facility with a 50-registrant Adult Day Health Care Center.
USD volunteers will socialize with the residents and assist with activities during their morning routines.
165-01 Chapin Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11432
USD volunteers are invited to join us for the USD Opening Ceremonies at 9:00am on the SJU Queens Campus Great Lawn. Volunteers should plan to leave by 1:30pm to arrive at Chapin Nursing Home by 2:00pm. The service project is expected to conclude by approximately 3:30pm - volunteers should plan to return to campus by 4:00pm.
Transportation will NOT be provided for this site. Please connect with your Team Leader regarding transportation plans (about a 20 minute walk from Queens Campus).