Kinship Support Program June 2012 Newsletter Upcoming Events

 Kinship Support Program
June 2012 Newsletter
Upcoming Events
Children’s Nature Programs
Saturdays, June 9, 16, 23, 30
Beczak Center
35 Alexander Street, Yonkers
Caregiver Support Group
Friday, June 8, 10am-12pm
Yonkers Riverfront Library
1 Larkin Center, Yonkers
Summer Youth Program
Planning Meeting
Friday, June 15, 10:00am
30 S. Broadway, 8th Floor
June 25 is the last school
day for Yonkers students
Family Service Society
of Yonkers Feeling Fabulous After 50
Monday, June 18, 6pm-7:30pm
Grinton Will Library
1500 Central Avenue, Yonkers
Pool Party & Barbecue
Tuesday, June 19
(Raindate is June 20)
Saxon Woods Park Pool
1800 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains
Family Barbeque
Friday, June 29
V.E. Macy Park, Picnic Area 1
914 Rt. 9A, Ardsley, NY
Kinship Family
Friday, June 29
V. H. Macy Park
Picnic Area 1
Supervised children’s
activities. Relaxation time
for caregivers. Bring a dish
to share. FSSY will provide
hamburgers, hot dogs
and beverages.
RSVP to Efrain Rodriguez by
Friday, June 15.
Caregiver Programs
Cancelled if inclement
weather on June 29.
Relative Caregiver Support Group
Lyn Beville, Retired Yonkers Public Schools Social
Worker, will discuss fun ways for the children in your care to continue learning through
the summer and to jumpstart the 2012-13 school year at the June 8 meeting. Contact Lori
Viera for more information and to request childcare during the meeting. Note: no meeting
on June 22 due to the June 29th Kinship Family Barbeque.
Feeling Fabulous After 50
Paul Moglia, Ph.D., Associate Residency Director at South
Nassau Communities Hospital, will discuss Controlling Overeating and Managing Exercise:
We Can’t Have One Without the Other. RSVP by June 13 at 914-377-6806. Please bring
canned food for donation to a local food pantry. Sponsored by Yonkers 55 Plus and other
Pool Party & Barbecue Westchester County Department of Senior Services and Programs
(WCDSPS) invites you to poolside party. The event is open to all relative caregivers and
the children in your home who are not in school. Admission and parking are free. Lunch is
available for $4; To order a lunch please called WCDSPS at 914-813-6380 or 914-6423 by
June 11. Make checks payable to “WCDSPS” and mail to Pool Party, WCDSPS, 9 South First
Avenue, 10th Floor, Mount Vernon, NY 10550. For more information, call 914-231-4564.
Training and Support Opportunities
CHILDREN, Thursdays, 3:30pm—5:00pm, at the Mary J. Blige Center, 489 S. Broadway,
Yonkers, sponsored by the Westchester Jewish Community Services. Childcare and dinner
provided. Contact Myriam Barenbaum at 914-423-4433, ext. 21, to register.
PARENTING COURSE offered by Family Ties of Westchester on June 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31 and
August 7 from 5:30pm-7:30pm, at the Yonkers Family Ties Resource Center located at 53
South Broadway, Mezzanine Level. Attendance at all sessions is required; certificates awarded
upon completion. Please call 914-964-2063 for more information. FINANCIAL PLANNING AND
DEBT REDUCTION WORKSHOPS offered by the Westchester Community College for Financial
and Economic Education, 75 Grasslands Road in Valhalla. For more information, contact
Suzanne Matthews at 914-606-5627, or [email protected].
Grandparents, Caregivers and Friends Walking Club
Miracle Walkers Sundays, June 9, 16, 23 at 11:30; meet at S. Broadway and Valentine Lane
Sunday Sunshine Steppers Sundays, June 10, 17, 24; meet at the Yonkers Pier, Main and
Water Grant Streets)
Glen Evening Walkers Thursdays June 7, 14, 21, 28 4:30pm; War Memorial Field, located on
Copcutt Lane off of Nepperhan Avenue (meet near the Walsh Road Parking Lot)
Sunrise Strollers On break during June
Contact Efrain Rodriguez for more information
Free Tutoring Volunteer college students who are enrolled in teacher training programs are
available to tutor youths living in kinship homes on Monday afternoons during June. Contact
Efrain Rodriguez to set up an appointment.
Minority Student Scholarships College scholarships sponsored by a range of companies
and organizations are available for minority students; contact Efrain Rodriguez.
Summer Employment for Youth Ages 16-24
New York Youth Works can assist with
finding summer employment and/or career preparation. Obtain applications at Call Allen Kelly at 914-0995-3924 or email
[email protected].
Children’s Nature Programs Free Saturday children’s events at the Beczak Center. A
hands-on nature program on June 9, 16, 23 & 24, 30 for children ages 5-12. For
information, contact 914-377-1900 or go to the Beczak website at
Yonkers Recreational Activities The Spring and Summer Parks Department brochure is
now available on the City of Yonkers website.
For the on-line brochure, go to
Camp Morty Apply for a free week of sleep-away camp sponsored by the Westchester County
Department of Social Services in North Salem, NY. Activities include swimming,
boating/canoeing, sports and games, arts and crafts, evening campfire programs and leadership
development. Please contact Teri Guillen at 914-703-1412 or [email protected], or
Efrain Rodriguez for more information or an application.
Kinship Summer Youth Program for Children Ages 5-12
July 10 – July 26, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Family Service Society of Yonkers
Contact Efrain Rodriguez to register, 914-963-5118 or [email protected]
Applications due by June 30
Please be advised that a minimum registration of 15 children
is required for the program to be offered.
Parent Planning and Orientation Meeting on Friday, June 15,
10:00am, at FSSY, 30 S. Broadway, 8th Floor, Yonkers
Assistance for Older Home Owners Learn about property tax discounts and available resources to
pay back taxes; sponsored by Mayor Mike Spano, Westchester Residential Opportunities and the
Yonkers Office for the Aging. Call 914 428-4507, ext. 313 for an appointment.
Community Garden Plots Would you like the opportunity to raise fresh vegetables for your family in
a Yonkers neighborhood community garden? Contact Efrain Rodriguez for details.
Hearty Helpings Meat Buying Co-op The Food Bank of Westchester sponsors a meat buying
co-op at the Yonkers Community Action Program, 164 Ashburton Avenue. Pre-paid orders
due by Tuesday, June 12 at 12pm; pickup on Friday, June 29 from 2-4pm. Contact Tarsha
Arthur for more information or to place orders, 914-423-5905, ext. 10.
30 S. BROADWAY, YONKERS, NY 10701  914-963-5118
LORI VIERA, Counselor, [email protected]
Efrain Rodriguez, Program Coordinator, [email protected]
Sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services, NYS Office for the Aging, NYS Office of Children & Family Services, WC Department of Senior Programs and Services, WC Department of Social Services, Yonkers Department of Planning and Development, the Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation, The Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation, The Elias Foundation, the Entergy Charitable Foundation and the MAXIMUS Foundation. Health and nutrition activities are sponsored by the Southwest Yonkers Community For All Ages and funded by the United Way of Westchester and Putnam, and the Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation.