Twice a week, seniors who participate in the program receive their meals for the week. They no longer have to worry about rides to the grocery store. They won’t need to wonder whether they have the budget for groceries this week. And they no longer need to cook, worry about injuring themselves while cooking, or worry they won’t have the strength to cook.
Today, March 21, is World Poetry Day! Every year on March 21 we celebrate the unique capacity that poetry has to capture a message. This day promotes the study of poetry in schools, reinforces the connection between poetry and the other arts, and encourages young and old to take a hand in writing poetry.
On Long Island alone there are approximately 1,200 children in the foster care system. Because there are so many children to account for, this could lead to possible unintended neglect and children slipping through the cracks of the system. That’s where EAC Network’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program steps in.
March 10 is National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day in which we recognize the struggle of people living with HIV/AIDS. We also use this day to empower women to make healthy choices when it comes to HIV/AIDS, whether they are already living with the disease, or whether they need advice on how to prevent it.
I’m a Case Manager at our Community Service program, which offers an alternative-to-incarceration through volunteer work for individuals charged with low-level, non-violent crimes. Coming from a background in social work, I am committed to assisting others to improve their lives.