The MARC Foundation, Funding Awareness & Recovery (Aired on March 13, 2022)

        

Mike Carber of the MARC Foundation Board of Directors visits Radio Rotary to describe some of the programs funded by the Foundation and to announce some of its fundraising events. The main focus of the MARC Foundation in the spring of 2022 is a new Overdose Awareness Garden, developed in partnership with Mental Health America of Dutchess County, Gold’s Gym (LaGrange), and
Dutchess County. The Garden, which opens on June 9, is a treelined memorial along the Dutchess Rail Trail that allows persons commemorating a person who has died as a result of substance misuse to place a memorial lock on a chain-link fence. Also, anyone can purchase an inscribed brick that will be used for the plaza. Signs and QR codes in a Kiosk direct the visitor to various sources of help for substance use disorder. On May 12, a luncheon at Chambord in Hopewell Junction will honor the person who inspired the Overdose Awareness Garden as well as raise money for the several different programs funded by the MARC Foundation.

Learn More:
MARC Foundation: http://www.marc-foundation.org/
Mental Health America of Dutchess County: https://mhadutchess.org/
Dutchess County Substance Misuse Prevention and Treatment: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/County-Executive/Breaking-Through.htm
Dutchess Rail Trail: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/Parks/Dutchess-Rail-Trail.htm

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Astor Services for Children & Families (Aired on February 20, 2022)

You may have heard of the Astor Home for Children in Rhinebeck, NY, but that is only the original part of what has become since 1966 a wide-ranging service for mental health and education that is a major humanitarian force in the Hudson Valley and the Bronx. Sponsored by the Archdiocese of New York, Astor Services is now an essential part of many of the programs for children and young persons, including Head Start, Health Homes, Home Based Crisis Intervention, Probation Based Services, and much more. Learn about the wide reach of Astor Services in English and Spanish from this RadioRotary interview with Kim Stella, Assistant Executive Director for Care Management and Prevention at Astor Services.

Learn More:
Astor Services for Children & Families: https://www.astorservices.org/
Astor Home for Children: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astor_Home_for_Children
History of Astor Services: https://www.astorservices.org/about/history/#:~:text=Astor%20Services%20for%20Children%20%26%20Families%20%E2%80%94%20originally%20the%20Astor%20Home%20for,reduce%20the%20need%20for%20psychiatric

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Addiction Services at MHA Dutchess (Aired on December 19, 2021)

Mental Health America of Dutchess County (MHA) is a wide-ranging nonprofit that deals with many parts of mental health and well-being. This RadioRotary interview with David Campanaro, Division Director of Addiction Services at MHA and Joseph Ventimiglia, Clinical Supervisor and Director of the Chemical Dependency Crisis Center, focuses on alcoholism and other addictions. The MHA Crisis Center is often the first stop for a person with a substance use disorder who is seeking help with recovery. After withdrawal at the Crisis Center, the addict stays for a few days (sometime longer) as the professionals there locate a suitable treatment program. Bolger House, Florence Manor, and Dowling House are community residences run by MHA where those with substance abuse disorder can experience long-term recovery. MHA also provides therapy as needed in their Sober Supported Housing apartments.

Learn more:
Mental Health America of Dutchess County: https://mhadutchess.org/

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December 27, 2021 · Posted in Addiction Recovery, Dutchess County, Hudson Valley, Mental Health  

Great American Smoke-Out (Aired on November 14, 2021)

Tobacco contains nicotine, a more powerful addictive substance than marijuana, opium, or cocaine. Furthermore, today’s cigarettes contain many harmful chemicals in addition to tobacco. Before 1964 there was a general understanding that cigarettes are not good for health (“coffin nails” was one nickname), and in 1964 the US surgeon general’s report made this official, although a high percentage of Americans continued to smoke. Six years after the surgeon general’s report, a community in Massachusetts proposed a day without smoking, which soon grew into the Great American Smokeout, celebrated by many giving up the cigarette habit on the third Thursday in November. Dora Celestino from the Council on Addiction Prevention and Education (CAPE) visits RadioRotary for this show outlining the dangers of cigarettes, and progress since the 1970s. CAPE is better known for its work in high schools educating students about drug and alcohol addiction, but it also helps fight nicotine addiction.

Learn more:
Great American Smokeout: https://www.cancer.org/healthy/stay-away-from-tobacco/great-american-smokeout.html
CAPE (Council on Addiction Prevention & Education of Dutchess County): https://capedc.org/
New York State Smokers’ Quitline: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/3485.pdf

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November 21, 2021 · Posted in Addiction Recovery, Events, Health, Service Organizations  

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