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Nassau County Recognizes Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness WeekNassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined the Nassau County Office of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency & Developmental Disabilities and the Mental Health Association (MHA) of Nassau County to recognize Mental Health Awareness week, on Monday, September 25th at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola. County Executive Mangano presented a proclamation to E. Eda Franco, Executive Director of the MHA, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Week in Nassau County. The dome of the Theodore Roosevelt Building will be lit green in recognition of this important cause.

 

“I want to thank the Nassau County Office of Mental Health, and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County for all they do in their efforts to educate the community and spread awareness about issues regarding mental health,” said County Executive Mangano. “Together we can help to ensure that everybody gets equal access to the services they need, and can then go on to lead full and productive lives.”

 

The Mental Health Association of Nassau County is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to improving mental health in our community through advocacy, education, program development and the delivery of direct services.

 

Pictured above is: (back) Ariana Adams, Associate Executive Director, MHA; Rachel Priest, Community Health Educator; Jayne Green, Nassau County Director of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency & Developmental Disabilities; Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano; E. Eda Franco, Executive Director, MHA; Claudia Boyle, Associate Director of Hispanic Counseling Center; Kris Rampersaud, CFO, MHA; Jeff McQueen, Chief Program Officer; (front) Jennifer Rivas, Chief of HR; and Fern Schanback, Director of Business Development.

 

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Nassau IDA Helps Bring Extended Stay Hotels to Sites at Garden City & Jericho

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has approved economic development compacts that pave the way for development of Resident Inn by Marriott extended stay hotels at Roosevelt Field in Garden City and at the Milleridge Inn in Jericho.

 

The projects, proposed by separate developers, together would create 200 full-time-equivalent construction industry jobs, 75 full-time equivalent permanent jobs, generate total economic benefits of $64 million and $19.5 million in new tax revenues for the affected taxing jurisdictions.

 

“These are important hotel projects for Nassau County at a time when there is heavy demand for hotel rooms. They will create new jobs for our residents, provide convenient places to stay for business people and visitors on extended stays and will generate millions in economic benefit for the community,” said County Executive Mangano.

 

The economic development compacts, approved by the IDA board at a Sept. 27 meeting, are for:

  • A four-story, 163-suite, 118,000-square-foot Residence Inn by Marriott on 5.92 acres on Ring Road close to Stewart Avenue at Roosevelt Field. The developer, Palmetto-RPT Owner LLC, is a joint venture of South Carolina-based OTO Development and Simon Property Group, the owner of Roosevelt Field Mall. The proposed hotel has been approved by the Village of Garden City and construction is expected to begin soon after the closing of the economic development compact and will last about 15 to 18 months.
  • A 127-suite, 85,102-square-foot, four-story Residence Inn by Marriott at 410 Jericho Tpke., Jericho, proposed by Twenty Six Sunset, LLC, owned by the family of Long Island hotel developer John Danzi. The site, a part of the parking lot of the well-known restaurant and catering complex, is less than one-quarter mile from the Long Island Expressway and Northern State Parkway. Construction is expected to take approximately 14 months.

 

“These hotels will bring in new tax revenues as they are being developed on vacant sites,” said IDA Executive Director Joseph Kearney.

 

About the Nassau County IDA

The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency consists of a team of professionals whose mission is to promote the economic welfare and prosperity of Nassau County. It is a resource for businesses in Nassau County and those considering relocation. The IDA provides assistance to business interested in relocating, expanding and financing new investments. It has provided assistance to a wide range of companies, from Arizona Iced Tea and Sleepy’s Mattress to Cold Spring Harbor Labs and Grumman Studios. For more information, please visit www.nassauida.org or call (516) 571-1945.

 

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Nassau County Department of Health Awarded National Accreditation

1st Large Local Health Department in New York State to Receive This Distinction

 

Nassau County Department of Health announced that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing and ultimately transforming the quality and performance of the nation’s state, local, Tribal, and territorial public health departments. Nassau County Department of Health is the first large local health department in New York State, and one of fewer than 200 nationally that has achieved accreditation through PHAB since the organization launched in 2011.

 

“I congratulate and am extremely proud of the Department of Health for obtaining this distinction and for their exemplary leadership in promoting the health of our residents,” said County Executive Edward P. Mangano. “This achievement is a testament to the dedication and commitment of the Department of Health staff who have been consistently recognized as innovative leaders, as demonstrated by their National Model Practice awards.”

 

New York State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker, said: “Local health departments play a critical role in the State’s mission to promote and protect the health of New Yorkers. I congratulate the Nassau County Department of Health and its Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein for meeting the high quality standards established by the Public Health Accreditation Board and achieving public health accreditation.”

 

“The Nassau County Department of Health is proud to have achieved accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board which recognizes that the quality of the programs and services that we provide are responsive to protecting and promoting the health of the residents of Nassau County,” said Nassau County Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein. “This accreditation means that our department and the efforts of our dedicated staff have met or exceeded a rigorous, multifaceted, peer-reviewed assessment of quality standards and measures for public health departments.”

 

“Achieving accreditation indicates that Nassau County Department of Health is dedicated to improving and protecting the health of the community by striving to continuously improve the quality of the services it delivers,” said Ray (Bud) Nicola, MD, MHSA, chair of PHAB’s Board of Directors and affiliate professor at the University of Washington School of Public Health in Seattle.

 

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Mangano Congratulates Sheriff’s Recruit Graduates

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined Nassau County Legislator Rose Marie Walker and Sheriff Michael Sposato to congratulate the 28 sheriff’s recruit graduates for 2017. 27 of these men and women have successfully completed their training to join the Nassau County Sheriff’s Department as Corrections Officers, and one will be joining the Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office as a Fire Marshal.

 

“The job of a corrections officer is a very difficult and often dangerous one. It demands the utmost professionalism, vigilance and a distinct skill set,” said County Executive Mangano. “Each of you and your families should be extremely proud of your accomplishments. Congratulations on your new journey and thank you for your service.”

 

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Mangano Offers Free Lifesaving Heroin Overdose Prevention Seminar In Farmingdale

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano invites residents to attend a free Overdose Prevention Workshop on Monday, Sept. 25th from 7pm-9pm at Farmingdale High School, located at 150 Lincoln Street. Attendees will be trained to administer Naloxone, which can reverse the fatal effects of an overdose on heroin, or prescription meds such as oxycodone and Vicodin. They’ll learn the warning signs of drug addiction, new and effective treatment options, personal stories of recovery, and more. A free nasal Naloxone kit is provided to each trainee.

 

“It’s not just heroin that’s causing the overdose deaths on Long Island each day—it’s also misuse and abuse of prescription pain pills,” said County Executive Mangano. “Residents need to become educated about the disease of addiction, and can do so by attending our free workshop. I encourage everyone, 18 years of age and older, to take advantage of this opportunity that could save a loved one’s life and give them a chance at recovery.”

 

So far this year, at least 18 trainees used the naloxone they were given to save the life of someone overdosing on Heroin or prescription pain pills. In all, Nassau officials have trained more than 8,700 civilians to administer the overdose antidote, since becoming state certified in Sept 2012. In addition to thousands of non-medically trained civilians, the County’s trainees include school nurses, athletic directors, pharmacists, auxiliary and probation officers, firefighters and 911 dispatch operators.

 

At least 195 Nassau residents died from opioid overdoses in 2016. Naloxone has been used by paramedics and emergency room doctors for decades to save lives, but a 2006 State law allows citizens to administer Naloxone in an attempt to save a life, without fear of liability.

 

All residents are welcome to attend, but seating is limited. To attend the two-hour seminar provided by the Nassau County Department of Human Services, please RSVP at www.nassaucountyny.gov/overdosetraining For dates and locations of additional Overdose Prevention Seminars, visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/overdose.

 

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Recovery Community to Unite in Support of Hurricane Victims

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and his wife Linda invite residents to a dome lighting ceremony on Wednesday, September 13th, 7pm-8pm, at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, 1550 Franklin Ave, Mineola, in honor of National Recovery Month in September. The event — recognizing the federal campaign to raise awareness about prevention, treatment, and recovery support services — will also be a way for those in recovery from mental health or substance abuse disorders to “give back” and help others. As part of this “gratitude ceremony,” those in recovery and their family members are asked to donate much needed items for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which will be transported to the affected areas. Currently, the need is greatest for baby wipes, diapers and baby food.

 

“Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders are prevalent in our community, and it’s imperative that individuals understand how to seek help,” said County Executive Mangano. “Not everyone seeks or receives the help and support they need to get better. The strength of the recovery community is in its goal to help others. We all need to give back. Recovery for Recovery.”

 

Information and resources on recovery support services will be made available in the Ceremonial Chambers of the Theodore Roosevelt Building from 6:30-7pm, preceding the dome lighting event.

 

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Mangano Unveils Plaque in Recognition of Autism Awareness

Autism AwarenessNassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined members of the Life’s WORC Family Center for Autism in Garden City to unveil a plaque in recognition of Autism Awareness, outside of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola, on Wednesday, August 30th. The Life’s WORC Center offers a multitude of services for children and adults on the autism spectrum, and also provides a lifeline of support for their families. This plaque was installed in conjunction with a tree that Life’s WORC planted outside the Theodore Roosevelt Building in April of 2017, in honor of Autism Awareness Month.

 

“I am honored to partner with the Life’s WORC Family Center for Autism to unveil this plaque in recognition of Autism Awareness,” said County Executive Mangano. “I want to thank Life’s WORC for everything they do to help children and adults on the autism spectrum. Together, we can help individuals and families affected by autism by spreading information and promoting awareness.”

 

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Mangano Congratulates Shari Klarfeld, 1st Place Finish in the 10K Run for Veterans

Shari KlarfeldNassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Nassau County Legislator Rose Marie Walker congratulated Shari Klarfeld of Plainview, female 1st place finisher at the 10K Walk & Run for Veterans, on Saturday, August 26th at Eisenhower Park. The 5K/10K Walk & Run for Veterans, hosted by the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency, will donate its proceeds to Semper4Veterans, an organization which assists local veterans with issues regarding housing/rent assistance, utility bills, child day care, veterans mental health issues (PTSD) and suicide prevention.

 

“Congratulations to Shari Klarfeld for her first place win in the 10K race, and thank you to our Veterans Service Agency and Semper4Veterans for coming together to make this event a success,” said County Executive Mangano. “Nassau County is proud to partner with Semper4Veterans on these assistance projects, and together will make a substantial positive difference for the veteran community. Our veterans deserve any help that we can provide and on behalf of a grateful nation, I thank them for their service and dedication.”

 

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New Statistics on Cocaine and Heroin Deaths, Major Recovery

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder recently released statistics showing a significant uptick in deaths caused by cocaine, when used with other drugs like Heroin or Fentanyl, at a press conference at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola. The newly released data from the Nassau County Medical Examiner’s office also showed that while fatal heroin overdoses have steadily declined since 2015, overdose deaths caused by the opioid Fentanyl or fentanyl analogues have nearly tripled. Mangano and Ryder were joined by parents who’ve lost children, in their 20s, to overdose – caused either by Fentanyl or a combination of Heroin & cocaine.

 

“Education and awareness are key to battling this public health crisis,” said County Executive Mangano. “Overdose deaths continue to occur each year in nearly every Nassau community. Knowledge is power. Together, we can find solutions.”

 

To kick off September as National Recovery Month, the officials also announced Nassau’s first ever Bi-county Recovery Health & Wellness Expo to be held tomorrow, Saturday Aug. 26, 2017 from 2pm-5pm at Field 8 in Eisenhower Park. County Executive Mangano said the goal of the expo is to provide one-stop shopping for all the information, help and resources one needs to find recovery for themselves or a loved one.

 

“Attendees will have a rare opportunity tomorrow to speak with professionals and other representatives from both counties—substance abuse treatment facilities, self-help and family support groups, breakthrough new methods to treat opioid addiction, alternative drug-free therapies, musical performances, yoga and meditation demos and more,” said Mangano.

 

As part of the County’s education & awareness campaign, officials also announced the creation and availability of three new informational pamphlets to help guide people to access help for a loved one or support for themselves. One – A Parent Guide to Accessing Help for An Adolescent – will be offered to all of Nassau’s 56 public school districts, as well as the County’s private or religious schools. The 2nd pamphlet – What to do after a Loved One survives an overdose – helps guide an individual to find support for themselves and help for their addicted loved one. Third, is a pamphlet to help navigate through the grief when a loved one dies of an overdose.

 

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Rededication of Eisenhower Park Rose Garden

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that the annual rededication of the Rose Garden in Eisenhower Park will take place on Saturday, September 23rd from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Eisenhower Park Rose Garden located near parking fields 6 and 6A. The Rededication of the Eisenhower Park Rose Garden is part of the Long Island Transplant Recipients International Organization’s (LI TRIO) and LiveOnNY’s annual ceremony to recognize and honor organ donors and donor families.

 

This year’s Rose Garden Ceremony will be very special as the County honors our heroes: the living donors and donor families who gave so generously and who provided the Gift of Life for transplant recipients. They are lifesaving heroes who have shared life and will remain eternally in the memories of those who have been fortunate to receive a transplant. In 2016, more than 2,100 patients were fortunate to receive an organ in the State of New York and can now thank Long Island and New York donor families for creating their brighter tomorrow. While the numbers of transplants have risen, we still have over 9,700 New Yorkers waiting for a second chance at life. Among the speakers at this touching ceremony will be donor families and organ and tissue recipients as well as elected officials and healthcare professionals active in the fields of organ donation and transplants.

 

LI TRIO maintains the Rose Garden as part of the Nassau County’s Adopt-a- Park Program, in recognition and celebration of life giving organ donations. LI TRIO is the local chapter of Transplant Recipients International Organization, which is an all-volunteer non-profit international organization committed to improving the quality of lives touched by the miracle of transplantation through support, advocacy, education, and awareness.

 

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