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Castle Senior Living at Forest Hills


 

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For this site please contact the site supervisor listed below to schedule your service. Be sure to register your hours once complete.

 

108-25 Horace Harding Expwy                                        

Forest Hills, NY 11368-4532                     

 

Agency Contact

Cynthia Huggins (Director of Recreation)

E-mail: chuggins@castleslny.com (e-mail first)

Volunteer Office                  

718.760.4600 ext. 2340

                                                           

Nature and Purpose of Agency

Situated in Forest Hills, New York, Castle Senior Living at Forest Hills is an assisted living community that’s right off Exit 22 of the Long Island Expressway (L.I.E.). Here, residents enjoy a comfortable environment that’s more like a second home than typical senior housing in New York.  Castle Senior Living Facility is an assisted living facility that caters to many needs and services for the elderly.

 

Tasks Available for Students

Various tasks available including; reading to residents, bingo, fitness, office tasks and recreation. There is an Alzheimer’s unit and a wellness center.

 

Time Requirements

Volunteers are welcome seven days a week, Monday through Sunday and can work a morning shift; 9am, - 12pm or afternoon shift; 1pm – 7:30pm.

 

Student Awareness/Special Instructions

All students must attend a volunteer orientation. The orientation begins at 9 a.m. and should last no more than 2 hours. Please call the volunteer coordinator to set up a date for orientation. If a message is left, please leave a clear message including your name and phone number so your call can be returned. Once you attend the orientation, you will give your availability, a schedule will be made, and you will be able to start at your earliest convenience.

 

Note: If you cannot attend scheduled service, you must call them to let them know. If you don’t show up and did not call to let them know that you need to reschedule, you won’t be able to reschedule at that site.

 

Students must:

  • Complete a volunteer application form 
  • Attend an orientation
  • Proof of medical records for an updated PPD shot
  • 2 reference letters
  • Be informed that there is to be NO FOOD and NO FLUIDS given to any resident at any time. Also, if students are not sure of any situation at anytime during the visit, they should reach out to any of the recreation staff.

Lastly, NYS Department of Health has implemented that every volunteer must get the flu vaccination. Documentation of vaccination must include the name and address of the individual who ordered or administered the vaccine and the date of vaccination. This must be given to the assisted living before starting service. If you cannot or do not wish to receive a flu shot a mask must be worn at all times while in the facility.

 

Agency Directions: 

 

Public Transportation

Take the Q30 Bus from Utopia Pky and Union Tpke station heading to Little Neck.  Get off at Horace Harding Expy S and 183 St.  Transfer and take the Q88 Bus from Horace Harding Expy S and 183 St station heading to Elmhurst.  Get off at Horace Harding Exp and 108 St.  Start out walking East on Horace Harding Expy N/Arrive at 108-25 HORACE HARDING EXPY N, Queens.

Driving Directions

Start out going NORTH on UTOPIA PKWY toward UNION TURNPIKE.  Turn LEFT onto HORACE HARDING EXPY N.  Merge onto I-495 W/LONG ISLAND EXPY via the ramp on the LEFT.  Take the GRAND CENTRAL PKWY exit, EXIT 22A, toward 108 ST/KENNEDY AIRPORT.  Take the exit toward 108 ST.  Stay STRAIGHT to go onto HORACE HARDING EXPY N. End at 108-25 HORACE HARDING EXPY.

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