The holidays are a wonderful time to be with family, but they can also be stressful. We recently had a great experience with a family at Nassau Supervised Visitation. We hope you all enjoy this heartwarming story, and that you had a happy holiday with your family!
Each year, Chance to Advance awards scholarships from $2,500 to $5,000 for youth enrolled in the program to assist with the cost of college education or secondary school expenses. Melisa, a Chance to Advance scholarship recipient in 2016, recently shared the impact the scholarship has had on her academic progress and her future career goals.
Every year, the Alzheimer’s Society recognizes dementia, its effects, and what we can do about it. Unless dementia has directly affected your life or the life of a loved one, you may not be familiar with the disease. We provide many programs that serve Seniors & the Incapacitated, and so many of our clients are affected by, or working to relieve the pain and frustration of, dementia. Today, in honor of Dementia Awareness Week, we’ll go over what you need to know about dementia.
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.