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Supervisor Romaine and Brookhaven Youth Bureau Host New Trends in Substance Abuse and Addiction Program

On May 1st, Supvervisor Ed Romaine and the Brookhaven Youth Bureau hosted the “New Trends in Substance Abuse and Addiction Program” at Brookhaven Town Hall. The program was conducted by Long Island Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependency Executive Director, Steve Chassman. Topics covered during the program included:

  • How you can help a teen become more aware of the substances within their community;
  • How you can help decrease the likelihood of alcohol and drug dependency within your community;
  • What the effects are of CBD Oil on teens and adults;
  • How the possible legalization of marijuana could affect prevention of drug use in our teens.

This year the Youth Bureau has held three Substance Abuse Education Workshops for Parents. Approximately 200 parents, guardians and social workers have attended these workshops. Funding for the program is provided by a legislative grant through New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle.

“Trends in the drug culture are constantly changing,” Supervisor Romaine said to about 50 people who attended the program. “By participating in this program, you are educating yourselves about how to talk to our youth about a difficult subject, what signs to look for when it comes to substance abuse and preventative measures that can be taken. I want to thank Senator Kenneth LaValle for providing the funding that makes it possible for the Youth Bureau to continue holding these very timely and meaningful workshops.”

The Youth Bureau works in partnership with the Suffolk County Sherriff’s Office to provide drug testing kits to parents and guardians. There is a limit of two kits per family. The kits can be picked up at the Youth Bureau at Brookhaven Town Hall, located at 1 Independence Hill in Farmingville.

The Youth Bureau’s next Substance Abuse Education Workshop for Parents will be held at Brookhaven Town Hall, located at 1 Independence Hill in Farmingville, on May 17 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information about this program or to RSVP, please call the Youth Bureau at 631-451-8011 or visit www.brookhavenny.gov.

Photos courtesy of Town of Brookhaven
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Paint Patchogue Purple for Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month 430

If you have been in Patchogue recently, we are sure you have noticed the purple ribbons located around town. The Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce has partnered with local businesses and elected officials to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. Patchogue has “gone purple” from June 16th through the 30th  to support local families affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Approximately 30 local businesses are participating by decorating their storefronts and stores with purple ribbons which were donated by the Village Walk.  Businesses will be offering specials on purple items in their stores and raising funds with point of sale campaigns to support The Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce Walk team.  The walk will be held on Saturday, September 28th in Yaphank and all proceeds fund efforts to help end Alzheimer’s and other dementia’s.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 400,000 in New York State. By 2050 that number is projected to reach as many as 14 million. Patchogue Chamber of Commerce states that “simply by having a brain, every person is at risk for developing Alzheimer’s, a fatal disease that cannot be prevented, treated or even slowed. Patchogue knows it’s important to take action now to help end this epidemic.”

“We applaud the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Patchogue for acknowledging June 2019 as Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month,” said Douglas Davidson, executive director for the Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Chapter. “Our ongoing efforts to support, educate and advocate for Long Islanders affected by Alzheimer’s disease in coordination with the County and State Departments of Health, Governor Cuomo and the New York State legislature are key to mitigating the Alzheimer’s public health crisis in New York.”

On Monday June 24th,  The Float Place in Patchogue will be hosting a Sunset Yoga and Meditation at Mascot Dock in Patchogue. Below is the event flyer which contains event schedule and other details.

 

There is also a media campaign running for the entire month of June.  Help turn Facebook purple for Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, be sure to use #PaintPatchoguePurple, #ENDALZ, @alzlongisland when posting.  For more info checkout  @alz.org/abam

Here is the list of Patchogue businesses participating in #PaintPatchoguePurple:
Amazing Olive
Amulet Arts
Aroogas
Bean
BluePont Brewery
Bobbique
Brickhouse Brewery
Cirigliano Agency
Curiosity shop
Del Fuego
Edward Jones
Float
Flos
Free Spirit Patchogue
Gallo
I love Mac & cheese
James and Joyce
Kilwins
Mademoiselle
Meetball Place
Muneca
NOLE Café
ParaBell
Pat Med Library
Pauly Market & Butchery
Public House 49
Rudies
Swell Taco
Tap Room
Theater
Toast
Variedades Rincon Latino
Virgola

For more information about Alzheimer’s check out the links below:

Alzhiemer’s Association

Alzhiemer’s Disease Facts & Figures report

  #PaintPatchoguePurple, #ENDALZ, @alzlongisland

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