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Chapin Home for the Aging




Chapin Home for the Aging


165-01 Chapin Parkway
Jamaica, NY 11432     


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Agency Contact
Kathleen Ferrara (first contact must be via email)
(718) 739-2523, ext. 2120

Nature and Purpose of Agency
Long term care facility for the aging.


Tasks Available for Students
Various tasks available including; visiting and transporting (by wheelchair) residents, recreation, reading to residents, computer training, DVD Database maintenance, assisting activity staff with group programs i.e. music, games, art, discussions.


Time Requirements
By Groups we can accommodate 4 – 6 students at one time.  They have to agree to assist the recreation team in running an activity program.  They would have to be comfortable interacting with our elders. Assisting with set up/breakdown and any other skills that may be needed.


For Students Visiting 3 or 6 hour visit during semester (as of right now) do not need background checks / medical information or Flu Vaccination, they would be considered a one time visit from a community organization as opposed to an individual volunteer.


One group a week will oversee our DVD/CD/mp3/Shuffle/magazine/Book collection and maintain it.

 (Tuesday 1:30 – 4:30) 4 – 5 students


One group will assist with our Nail Salon activity, assisting with doing Nails (painting only), socializing with staff. 

(Thursday, 1:30 – 4:30)


One group a week will assist with Social/Craft or Game programs 

(Wednesday  1:30 – 4:30)


One group a week will assist with Weekend games

(Saturday 1:00 – 4:00)



Student Awareness/Special Instructions
Two (2) medical requirements – A copy of your medical records and a recent TB/PPD shot (within a year). You may pick up your medical records at the Health Office in DaSilva Hall, free of charge. As for a Reference Letter, you can pick one up in the AS-L Office located in Lourdes Hall. Students must 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 to reach out to the nurse or administrator at the home.


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 nursing home before starting service.


Agency Directions
Driving Directions

Union Tpke west to 164st. Make a left, cross over Grand Central Parkway. Make a left at SECOND traffic light onto Chapin Parkway. Home is UP THE HILL ON THE LEFT. (Please note that there is no parking in our lot during the weekend day office hours you must find parking on the street. Evenings and Weekends you can often get a spot)


Public Transportation

Take Kew Gardens bound Q46 to 164th Street. Transfer to Jamaica bound Q65 and exit at 164th and 84th drive.


Updated 8/20/19 DM

95 People | 144 Impacts | 496 Hours

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