Friday, 28 December 2012 00:00
Members of the Council of Nassau County Cerebral Palsy Auxiliaries and the Nassau Homemakers helped make this holiday season special for students who attend school at the Children’s Learning Center at the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc. One of these holiday elves was Joan Talamo, a Floral Park resident.
The volunteers organized a shopping experience for the entire student body of 250 children from age 2 to 21. Funds were raised by the Nassau Homemakers and then a selection of small gifts were purchased to set up a “shop” at which the students could pick out gifts for their friends and family.
Each student was given special “holiday money,” actually certificates printed by the group to “purchase” the items of their choice. Every little shopper was given a gift by the auxiliary members and homemakers who also manned the shop.
The CLC is committed to helping children learn, grow and develop through innovative teaching methods, therapies and technology. The school is affiliated with the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc. (UCPN).
The UCPN has been assisting individuals with disabilities since 1948. Today, over 1,800 children and adults benefit from the high quality programs and services the nonprofit agency provides. For more info go to www.ucpn.org.
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00
Long Island communities are waging a war against prescription drug abuse and a rampant heroin epidemic. The county launched a free public training program in 2012 to teach ordinary citizens the signs of an overdose and how to reverse its effects using a drug called Narcan.
Garden City High School hosted one of these training events on Oct. 9 as a packed auditorium of parents and community members gathered to learn the skills needed to potentially save a life. Floral Park will host the event in December.
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.
Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.