2019 Summer Newsletter

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Welcome To Our Newest RSVP Volunteers

Sharon Arditty
Kerry Baker
John Barile
Robert Bradley
MaryKate Brennan
Joan Brown
Paul Cohen
Thomas Donlon
Michael Elsas
Giovanna Ferro
Dave Gerstein
Morris Glazer
Margarita Gomez
Anna Granata
Elizabeth Gullo
Frank Hernandez
Sandra Hiller
Andrew Jackson
Christina Janiak
Catherine Jordan
Rita Kavanagh
Gilda Parisi Krieger
Andrew Kurchey
Deverle Lawther
Kathleen LePore
Henry Lillis
Catherine Luessenhop
Maria Mainella
Marybeth Mollin
Pam Newman
Marilyn Ostrofsky
Scott Rich
Carmen Robbins
Christine Rosado
Margaret Rosner
Raymond Scanapico
Maria Scutari
Helen Sedrish
Wendy Suarez
Susan Tremblay
Lacy Vaughn
William Wachholder.Jr.
Catherine Walker
David Wilcox
“Don’t ever forget that you’re a citizen of this world, and there are things you can do to lift the human spirit, things that are easy, things that are free, things that you can do every day – civility, respect, kindness, character.”
– Aaron Sorkin

Letters, We Get Letters ………………

“Words cannot express my gratitude for your services!! In 2015 I was given a free computer. I graduated from Nassau Community College with an Associates Degree in Human Services, and I wrote every paper on my computer! Thank you so much!! Your services encourage me to be my best me!” ~ Zora Anderson

“The talk on scams was eye opening and alerted many of my members to threats they didn’t even consider. Thank you so much.” ~ Helene Stimatz, President, Friends of Sachem Library

“On behalf of the Registrants at Islip Adult Day Health Services, thank you for the twiddlemuffs!” ~ Patricia Schlosser

“It is difficult for me to express the degree of gratitude shown by the many families for whom your organization has provided technology. Thank you for your generous donation of computers, time, expertise and energy. Your contributions are outstanding!” ~ Carol Assenza, Sagamore Children’s Psychiatric Center

Be That Needed Voice!

One of RSVP’s partnering sites, Response, is seeking crisis counselors and will offer a free training program to those interested in becoming the caring voice on the other end of the phone or online chat.

  • Part One of training is held on the Stony Brook University campus in the Student Activities Building, Part Two in the Stony Brook area.
  • Sessions will run from 9 am – 5 pm each day, with an hour for lunch.
  • You may choose either Sept. 14 & 15 or Sept. 21 & 22
  • Bilingual volunteers are especially needed.

No experience is necessary, only a sincere willingness to learn and grow. The ability to make a one-year commitment of four hours a week is required. Apply online at www.responsecrisiscenter.org/volunteer or contact Amy Angelone, Training Director, at 631-751-7620 or at aangelone@responsehotline.org

Fun Ways to Stay Hydrated This Summer

According to the Institute of Health, the average daily intake of water for women should be 2.7 liters (11 cups) and for men 3.7 liters (16 cups). If you find yourself having a hard time drinking enough water, you might want to try one or more of these tips:

  • Add lemon, lime or other fruits you enjoy to your water bottle.
  • Purchase popsicle molds and fill them with your favorite fruit-infused water. You can find recipes online with fruit and coconut milk or coconut water and berries.
  • Eat more water-containing foods such as cucumber, watermelon, cauliflower, celery, spinach, carrots and berries. Eat these foods separately or make a wonderful smoothie! Just remember to hydrate!