SEPTEMBER IS CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Every year, thousands of children across America are diagnosed with cancer which, despite great advances in medicine, remains the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 15. Friends of Karen is a lifeline of support for families in the NY Tri-State area. Friends of Karen is unique in that it individualizes the assistance they provide. When a child is seriously ill, it affects the entire family. Friends of Karen’s team of social workers work with each family member. This includes child life specialists and creative arts therapists who provide sibling support to the other children in the family.
For more information about Friends of Karen, visit www.friendsofkaren.org or call (631) 473-1768.
GRIEF COUNSELING OFFERED BY
THE LGBT NETWORK
The LGBT Network will have grief counselors available at its Community Centers in Woodbury, Bay Shore and Sag Harbor. If you need to talk please call 631-665-2300 or 516-323-0011.
JUNE SENIOR ADVOCATE SCHEDULE
Each month, Senior Advocates from the Suffolk County Office for the Aging are available to educate seniors on benefits they may be eligible for, and to assist them in applying for those benefits. Below are the dates, times, and locations for the month of June where a senior advocate will be present in Legislative District Two.
Wed., June 1st – 9:30am-12:00pm
at East Hampton Nutrition
Wed., June 1st - 1:00pm-3:00pm
Fri., June 3rd - 9:30am-12:30pm
Tues., June 7th – 9:30am-12:30pm
Tues., June 7th - 2:00pm-4:00pm
Sag Harbor Library
Fri., June 10th - 8:30am-1:30pm
Wed., June 15th - 9:00am-2:00pm
Hampton Bays Nutrition
Fri., June 17th – 10:00am-1:00pm
Rogers Memorial Library
Wed., June 29th - 9:00am-2:00pm
Hampton Bays Nutrition
PINE BARRENS PROTECTION HOTLINE
The Pine Barrens are one of our State’s great biological treasures, home to many endangered, threatened, and special concern species. Additionally, the Pine Barrens overlies one of the greatest sources of pure groundwater in New York State. Please help protect this important natural resource by reporting any illegal activity, which may include (but is not limited to) use of all-terrain vehicles (ATV’s), dumping, and tree cutting/removal. The hotline operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week. All calls will remain confidential.