Written by Floral Park Dispatch Staff, firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday, 09 August 2014 00:00
The Floral Park Chapter 5224 of AARP recently held its annual installation luncheon at the Floral Park Recreation Center, ahead of the chapter's regular break for the summer months. Incoming AARP chapter officers were sworn in by Mayor Thomas Tweedy.
Chapter members’ birthday were also celebrated and a sing-a-long was organized and led by Kenny Hendricks. The convocation was given by Floral Park Methodist Church Pastor Sikes.
The Floral Park AARP chapter organizes special events and trips of interest to people age 50 and older. Members of the national organization of AARP can submit a chapter application for Floral Park to join.
The Floral Park chapter meets on the third Mondays of each month at 1 p.m. from September through June, at the Floral Park Recreation Center. The next meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m.
Call 516-437-7817 for more information.
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.