Community Notebook

The Rockland County Department of Health encourages everyone to shop at on or more of these local Farmers’ Markets. They are open rain or shine through late fall. This is a chance to get fresh, affordable produce while supporting local farmers.
Haverstraw Farmers’ Market: Haverstraw Village Hall on Maple Street. Open Sundays 9AM-1PM through mid October.
Nyack Farmers’ Market: Municipal parking lot on Main Street. Open Thursdays 8AM-2PM through Nov. 26 and on Sundays 8AM-1PM through Nov. 26.
Pearl River Farmers’ Market: River Church, 253 Ehrhardt Road. Open Fridays9AM-2PM through October 31.
Piermont Farmers’ Market: Corner of Piermont Ave. and Ash Street. Open Sundays 9:30AM-3PM through Nov. 23.
Ramapo Farmers’ Market: Eugene Levy Park, 920 Rte 45 in Pomona. Open Sundays 9AM-4PM through October 26.
Spring Valley Farmers’ Market: Memorial Park community parkinglot, 1 Veterans Drive. Open Wednesdays 8:30AM-3PM through Nov. 19.
Stony Point Farmers’ Market: Stony Point Town Hall, 74 East Main Street. Open Saturdays 9AM-2PM through October 25.
Suffern Farmers’ Market: Corner of Lafayette and Orange Avenues. Open Saturdays 8:30AM-1PM through October 25.
For more information about Rockland’s Farmers’ Markets visit or call the Health Dept. at 845-364-2500.

On Saturday, Sept 20, from 4PM-7PM, The New City Rotary Foundation will sponsor a Wine & Food Festival at Rockland Country Day School, 34 Kings Hwy in Congers. Tickets are $30 per person and proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels Programs and Services of Rockland County.

The Haverstraw Brick Museum, 12 Main Street in Haverstraw, presents the following programs:

Sunday, Sept 21 at 2PM: Talk and Walk at The Haverstraw Brick Museum presented by Louise Parnell. This program will include a History of the Historical Houses in Haverstraw, along with the history of the People and Homes of Brick Industry.

All programs are held at the Museum. Suggested donation is $2. Call 845-947-3505 for more information.

On Monday, Sept. 22, the 19th Annual A Taste of Rockland will take place at the Hilton Pearl River, 500 Veterans Memorial Highway in Pearl River from 6PM until 10PM. The event will feature signature foods from chefs and owners of 42 eating establishments in Rockland Co. all in one place on one night. All proceeds will benefit people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities who receive services through ARC of Rockland. Tickets are $200 each, with $160.00 tax deductible. To purchase tickets call ARC of Rockland at 845.267.2500 ext. 3118 or visit .

The Town of Ramapo Israel Twinning Committee is sponsoring an Essay Contest, and plans to send a contingent of Town of Ramapo students to Israel, to serve as “student ambassadors” for approximately 10 days in Dec. 2014. The contest is open to students who will be 10th or 11th graders in Sept. 2014, who are residents of the Town of Ramapo, legal residents of the USA, and have never participated in a tour of Israel. Students will need to be in good academic and behavioral standing at school, have parental and school permission, medical clearance for travel, and a valid US passport. Students will be expected to participate in the Twinning Committee upon their return. Students should submit an essay of about 500 words, typewritten and double spaced to the Town of Ramapo Israel Twinning Committee, 237 Rt. 59, Suffern, NY 10901, before Sept. 30, 2014. The essay should be titled “What Educational, Government and Societal Issues would I like to learn about in my visit to Israel?” and should include subtopics of “How I see myself as an Ambassador of Good Will” and “Why should the Committee select me.” Each essay will be assigned a code number when it is received and students are to write their name, address, home phone number, school and grade in pencil on the back of each page. Semi finalists will be notified and interviews will be scheduled in Oct. Winners will be announced and publicly introduced through the Town of Ramapo. The Israel Twinning Committee will judge the essays and its decision will be final.

The Adult Learning Center of Rockland is an organization of retired Seniors who volunteer to teach other Seniors (and over 50s) how to use computers. Hosted by Meals on Wheels.
They are now accepting applications for our September/October 2014 classes.
Classes are 2 hours, once a week for 6 weeks at a cost of $60 for the course. More advanced classes are 4 weeks at a cost of $40.
They teach Introduction to Computers, Word Processing, Excel, Internet and E-Mail, Digital Imaging, Photo Editing Using Picasa, Genealogy – Finding Your Ancestors and Using Windows 8.
More advanced classes will be given if requested.
Introduction to Computers includes shopping on-line, Skype, Facebook, e-mail and searching the internet for useful information on any subject.
They also teach one-time only 2-hour classes on How to Use Your Digital Camera, Computer Maintenance, How to use E-Bay, How to make full use of your Cell Phone, How to use Kindle, and How to use your iPad and iPhone. These classes cost $20.00 each.
Classes are small – only 8 students per class, with 1 instructor and 2 coaches.
Open House is the first Thursday of each month, 1:00 to 3:00 PM. They will answer computer questions and fix laptops and PCs.
For more information, call 845-623-5467.

The National Council of Jewish Women, Rockland Section is pleased to sponsor a special and most informative program at the site of the new Holocaust Museum & Studies Center, at Rockland Community College. Our featured speaker is Alan Moskin, a concentration camp liberator, whose talks are enthusiastically received by audiences. In addition, plans will be shared for the new museum as a leading educational center devoted to teaching the lessons of the Holocaust and Human Rights with dignity, respect, and authenticity. The program starts at 7:30 PM on October 1 in the Technology building’s Ellipse Theater at Rockland Community College, 145 College Ave., Suffern. Free and open to the public.

On Sunday, Oct 5 from 11AM until 3PM, the Senior Citizens of Thorpe Village, Rt 340 in Sparkill, will hold their Annual Craft Fair. Featured will be Handcrafted Items, Baked Goods, Raffles and more. All proceeds will go to the Sparkill Fire Dept. and the South Orangetown Ambulance Corps. All are welcome.

On Sunday, Oct 5, at 10AM, the Rockland County Police Emerald Society will hold its 15th Annual 3 Mile Run/Walk at Bowline Park in the Town of Haverstraw. Proceeds from the event will go to Gary Baisley and his family. Gary, who is a Volunteer Fireman in Congers, and brother of Orangetown Police officer Greg Baisley, was paralyzed after a tragic swimming accident in the Hudson River. Join them as either a runner or volunteer. Applications are available online at until Oct 1. Donations can be made by Sept 29, payable to the Rockland County Police Emerald Society 3 Mile Run/Walk , PO Box 371, Piermont, NY10968. For additional information call 845-548-6968.

On Sunday, October 26, PEACE OUTside Campus, The Lindsey M. Bonistall Foundation will sponsor the 10th Annual 5K Lindsey Run/Walk to be held at Purchase College, SUNY in Purchase, NY. The event begins at 8:15AM. Register in advance at to get the early bird rate and an event T shirt. Awards and prizes are given to the first three overall male and female finishers and for each age division. In addition to the 5K run/walk, participants enjoy a pre-run/walk warmup, hot, buffet breakfast, massages, music, raffle and silent auction. PEACE OUTside Campus, The Lindsey M. Bonistall Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting peaceful and safe living environments in college communities.

The Friends of Harmony Hall will be hosting a Holiday Market on Saturday, Nov 22 and Sunday, Nov 23 at the Town of Ramapo Senior Center on Rt 202. If you are interested in being a craft vendor at this event, please email .

Meals on Wheels Needs Volunteer Drivers – Please consider volunteering to deliver meals to your homebound neighbors. Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver meals in Suffern, Nanuet, New City, Sparkill and Orangeburg Monday through Friday. Delivery of the meals ONLY TAKES ONE HOUR OR LESS between the hours of 10a-1p. You can volunteer for any single day of the week, every other week or for multiple days. For more information please call 624-6325.

Hi-Tor Animal Shelter has announced that, to be more accessible to the public and volunteers, it is extending its hours of operation. The animal shelter will be open to the public on the following schedule:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Closed (except to volunteers)
The shelter is located at 65 Firemen’s Memorial Dr., Pomona, NY 10970. All of Hi-Tor’s adoptable animals can be seen on its website:

The New York State Office for New Americans, 24 West Street, Spring Valley, is offering FREE Citizenship/Naturalization Application Assistance. To apply for U.S. Citizenship you will need to have had a Permanent Resident Card for 5 years or be married for 3 years to a U.S. Citizen. For more information and to apply call 845-352-5897 ext 24 (English & Spanish) or 845-352-5897 ext 14 (English & Creole).

Northern Manor, a skilled nursing facility in Nanuet, NY is looking for a few volunteers to play chess with a bed bound male resident who is on a ventilator. He has chess moves and strategies memorized. Northern Manor is an affiliate of Northern Services Group, a not-for-profit organization in Rockland County. Anyone interested in filling this request should contact Brenda Greenberg, Director of Volunteer Services, at 845-426-6757 or by email at

On Thursdays at 5:30PM, Reach One presents “Nights Out”, a free, weekly social gathering program at the Palisades Mall at 1000 Palisades Center Drive in West Nyack. “Nights Out” welcomes those who want to meet new people and try new things. Activities will be presented each week to stir the curiosity of participants and introduce them to different pastimes, potential hobbies, and other fun or interesting things to do. The goal is to awake the passions of participants as well as providing a venue in which they can mix with others in a safe and friendly environment. The only requirement for admission to “Nights Out” is a desire to meet new people and a willingness to try new things at one’s own pace. Refreshments will be served. There is no cost. For more information, call The Mental Health Association of Rockland at 845-267-2172, x292.

Rockland Jewish Family Service announces new therapy groups for women and adolescents with eating disorders, and their families. The Eating Disorder Therapy Groups are forming now at the Jewish Community Campus in West Nyack. The therapy groups will be led by licensed mental health professionals from Rockland Jewish Family Service. The RJFS therapy groups for females with eating disorders will meet twice per week for eight weeks. Clients will participate in group therapy with their peers in a safe and supportive environment where they will develop strategies for healthy coping, work on issues related to self-esteem and body image, and deepen their understanding of the disorder through education about physical and emotional health. During this eight-week program, family members will learn how to support their loved one during and after the therapeutic process. For more information call 354-2121 ext. 160.

The Bereavement Support Group at Rockland Jewish Family Service provides a safe space to grieve the passing of a spouse or partner, in an understanding and supportive community. Six weekly sessions, open to people of all faiths and led by a licensed, experienced bereavement therapist. Held at the Rockland Jewish Community Campus, 450 West Nyack Road in West Nyack. Sessions are insurance reimbursable. For more information call 845-354-2121 ext. 142 or visit

The Mental Health Association of Rockland holds a monthly support group in Valley Cottage for individuals age 18 and older who have lost someone to suicide. The SOS (Survivors of Suicide) group will be professionally facilitated and will offer participants a welcoming place to discuss their loss and discover how they can re-engage with those parts of life that hold meaning for them. The SOS Group will meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 7PM until 8:15PM, 140 Rt 303 in Valley Cottage. For more information call 212-267-7172 ext 465.

Meals on Wheels Programs and Services of Rockland, Inc. (MOW) has opened it’s Mutts n’ Meows Pet Food Pantry. In addition to delivering healthy meals to homebound clients, MOW now, whenever possible, also delivers food for their pets. To help fund the many programs and services of MOW, please make your donation directly to Meals on Wheels Programs and Services of Rockland, Inc., 121 West Nyack Road, Nanuet, NY 10954.

Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, 10 West Ramapo Rd. in Garnerville, has the following events:

Students in grades 3 – 12 from Rockland Country Day School will exhbit a variety of artwork at the Library during the month of September. On display will be: “Personal Labyrinth”, a painting collection; “Creative Visualization: Internal Landscape Self-Portraits”, a collection of masks, ceramics, charcoal drawings, collages and more.
The Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library hosts a Senior Art Show, showcasing the artwork of local seniors, during the month of October. The library will hold an Art Exhibit Reception on October 2, from 1 pm to 2:30 pm, in the library’s Community Room.

The Rockland County Dept. of Health conducts a six-session workshop on Living Well with Diabetes on Mondays, September 8 through October 20, 1 pm to 3:30 pm. Learn about preventing complications, keeping track of your blood sugar, eating healthy, and more.

Kevin Woyce presents a program on The Statue of Liberty , October 6, 7 pm. It took 20 years of planning, learn how it was built, about the people involved, and more.

Get tips and easy techniques for growing and decorating ornamentals and miniature evergreens at Winter Container Gardening, October 8, 1 pm.

Take a Zumba Gold class and have fun and burn calories with body-energizing easy-to-follow dance moves set to Latin American and international music. October 11, 12 pm. Zumba Gold is for active older adults and people who are new to an exercise program.
Meet Shira, the gifted psychic and medium, learn about her abilities and get closure with someone in your life, October 14, 6:30 pm. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION. **For entertainment purposes only.

 The Library Board of Trustees holds their monthly Board Meeting, October 14, 7:30 pm. Open to the public.

Take a Zumba class and have fun and burn calories with body-energizing easy-to-follow dance moves set to Latin American and international music. October 15 and 29, 7:30 pm.

The documentary Wagner’s Jews will be shown October 19, 1 pm. Composer Richard Wagner was notoriously anti-Semitic, but his closest musical associates were Jewish. The film explores these associates and what brought them to Wagner. A question and answer session, led by the filmmaker Hilan Warshaw, follows.

Dawn Hendriks, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Breast & women’s Health Prevention Services, Nyack Hospital, presents Breast Health Awareness: Not the Same Old Stuff, October 20, 6:30 pm. October is National Breast Care Awareness Month, become more informed.

Attend Lunch & a Movie October 21, 1 pm. Watch a new-release movie on the library’s big screen. Bring lunch, popcorn and beverage provided.

Attend Wine Lovers Journey – Sonoma: The Birthplace of California Winemaking, October 22, 7 pm. Explore and taste wines from this diverse wine region. IN-PERSON REGISTRATION. $3 non-refundable fee due at registration. Must be 21.

Join the Food for Thought Cookbook Club October 23, 1 pm. Each month members pick a food theme for the meeting, prepare and discuss their dish, and distribute recipes. For novices and experienced cooks.

Take a Gentle Yoga class October 24 and 31, 11:15 am. All levels welcome. Chairs will be provided if needed.

Avram Pengas & the Noga Group perform music rooted in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, October 26, 2 pm.

Mentalist Amore brings unexplained events and demonstrations from the Victorian era in Ghost: A Show of Unbelievable Events, October 27, 7 pm. Witness a 19th century séance and more.

The Rockland County Office of the Aging holds a seminar on Medicare and Medicare Part D, October 28, 11 am. Learn about Medicare changes in 2015, prescription drug programs, and more.

The Finkelstein Memorial Library, 24 Chestnut St. in Spring Valley, has the following events:

Call to Artists: The Library’s Art Advisory Committee is seeking artists who would like to show their work at the library. Call 352-5700 X274 for submission deadlines and more info.

The Library is now offering GED classes to help people pass the GED in French or Spanish. For more information visit the Library, go to the Library website or call 532-5700 ext 265.

Call 352-5700 for more information on all events at The Finkelstein Memorial Library.

The Tappan Library, 93 Main Street in Tappan, has the following events:

Wednesdays from 7-8PM: “Share a Book with your Child”. An adult/child book discussion for ages 9 and up.

Pre-register online at or call 359-3877 for more info on all events.

West Nyack Free Library, 65 Strawtown Rd. in W. Nyack, has the following events:

Monthly Scrapbooking Craft Sessions (ages 14 & up) will take place on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 7pm-8:45pm.

Origami (Japanese paper-folding)workshops will be held on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:30am-12:30pm.

Open Knitting and Crochet sessions will take place (ages 14 & up) Wednesdays from 7pm-8:45pm and Thursdays from 2pm-4pm. Adults and teens over age 14 are welcome.

For more info, call 358-6081.

Mahwah Public Library, 100 Ridge Rd. in Mahwah, N.J., has the following events:

The Mahwah Library Writer’s Collective meets every Tuesday from 6:30-8:30PM. The Writer’s Collective is now accepting new members. Call 201-529-2938.

Second Saturday of Each Month: “Classic Book and Film Society” facilitated by Carolyn Epstein and Rich Thieker

Forth Saturday of Each Month: “Knit One, Drop In” with Carolyn Epstein

Tuesdays at 7PM: “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” – Career Transition Support and Networking Group.

Mondays at 7:30PM : Yoga (beginning Jan 7 thru Mar 25) A weekly series to learn the basics of Yoga. Bring a mat, towel, water and a positive spirit. Check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program. Space is limited to 25. Registration required.

Tuesdays from 7:30PM-8:30PM : Meditation (beginning Sept 11) Join us for a short meditation session and feel renewed, refreshed and invigorated for the rest of the week. Drop in on as many sessions as you like. Registration required. Seats are available on a “first come” basis.

These programs are free. No ticket or registration is needed (except for author receptions). Seats are on a “first come” basis. Doors will be closed when concerts begin. Latecomers at seated at the first possible convenience.

For information on all events call 201-529-READ

The New City Library, 220 N. Main Street in New City, presents the following Programs:
Fridays, 5-6:30PM : Teen Program – Gaming Competition

Wednesdays, Sept 10, 17, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, Nov 5: A Matter of Balance – Elevate your quality of life by learning ways to improve balance and exercises to increase strength. This 8 session class offered by the Rockland Co. Dept. of Health is designed for seniors. (Not recommended for those with medical issues.) Registration required. Call 845-364-2501.

Monday, Sept 22 at 2PM: Post Impressionism – An art history presentation with Joan Quinn.

Tuesday, Sept 30 at 7PM: The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease. With Debra Kagan-Birkeland of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Thursday, Oct 2 at 2PM: Friends of the New City Library – Be a part of the re-establishment of this important group. The Friends provide advocacy, increase public awareness and raise money for special library projects.

Tuesday, Oct 7 at 7PM: Lighthouses of the Lower Hudson Valley – An informative and scenic slide show with Scott Craven.

Sunday, Oct 12 at 2PM: Manhattan Lyric Opera- with Anne Tormela.

Wednesday, Oct 15 at 7PM: Book Talk – “The Tenor” with author and play write Peter Danish.

Sunday, Oct 19 at 2PM: Jews in China – with writer Irene Shaland.

Mondays, Oct 20 – Nov 17 at 7PM: Mah Jong for Beginners – Learn the basics from Jill Rosenfeld. Attendence first class required. beginners only. To register call 845-634-4997 ext 139.

Tuesday, Oct 21 at 7PM: Introduction to Photoshop

Wednesday, Oct 22 at 7PM: Paranormal Investigations with Barbara Oehl, lead investigator of Paranormal Investigations of Rockland County.

Call 845-634-4997 or visit for more information on all events.

The Mental Health Association of Rockland Co welcomes new members to its Friendship Club, a socialization program for adults with a developmental disability who are living at home or with family. The Friendship Club meets every Thursday evening from 6-9PM at the Mental Health Association, located at 140 Rte 303, Suite E, in Valley Cottage. To register call 267-2172 ext 284.

Grace Baptist Church, 20 Demarest Avenue in Nanuet, has opened a Food Pantry for anyone in need of non-perishable food items. The pantry is open from 11AM-4PM Tuesdays through Fridays. If you know of anyone who could use some food items please give them the church information. For additional information call 623-3897.

Come visit the Hudson Valley Humane Society Thrift Shop, 200 Quaker Road in Pomona. Open Monday and Thursday from 2-6PM, Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-4PM. You’re sure to find something you need. Donations are accepted during store business hours. Proceeds from sales are dedicated to the care and maintenance of the animals at the HVHS, a no-kill, full service animal welfare organization. Visit for more info.

Come in and browse the Thrift Shop at the Thiells United Methodist Church, 102 Rosman Road in Thiells. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10AM-2PM. You’ll find something for everyone! Donations are gratefully accepted during store business hours. Call 942-1481 or 354-9133 for more info.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Thrift Shop, located in the Rockland Community College Bldg., 185 N. Main Street in Spring Valley, is open on Monday and Thursday from 9:30AM until 2PM. RSVP mobilizes volunteers 55+ and assigns them to assist non-profit organizations. The Thrift Shop, a fundraiser project for RSVP, offers a variety of merchandise including household items, toys, clothing and more. For additional information call 356-6818.

The Rockland Community College Senior Citizens Club, located at the Tech Center Ellipse on the Rockland Community College Campus, will hold the following events:

Friday, Sept 12: Doc Bayne, historian, phtotographer and environmental educator, will present “From Furnace to Forest.” The talk will encompass a history of the iron mines at Sterling Forest.

Biweekly meetings take place on the second and forth Friday of each month at 12 Noon. Meetings are free and open to people of any age.
*Please note change of venue. The Tech Center Ellipse is located at the Rockland Community College campus. Designated parking will be indicated in the staff lot in front of Academic I.

The Seniors Book Club meets every Monday from 1pm-3pm.
For more info, call 356-3482.

The New Hope Christian Church, 57 Main Street in Monsey, holds a monthly Saturday Men’s Breakfast. For all Christian men who want to experience deeper Christian brotherhood, fellowship, and discipline to Christ are invited to join in discussion over a free breakfast. Men who are seekers of truth, whether they are Christian or not, will be warmly welcomed. The breakfast will be held on the third Saturday of every month.

“Harmony on the Hudson”, the Women’s a Capella Chorus, invites women of all ages to experience the joy of singing a capella harmony. Reading music is not required. Rehearsals are held every Thursday at 7PM in the Community Center RHO Bldg, 5 Clubhouse Lane in Stony Point. Call 893-8873 for more information or visit . Come participate in fun, friendship and song!

Nyack Toastmasters provides a fun, low-pressure environment where adults can enhance their communication and presentation skills. Members build their confidence by practicing before an audience of friendly and supportive peers. Toastmasters learn by doing, polishing their own skills by helping others to improve as well.

Nyack Toastmasters meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7:00 to 8:30PM in the Nyack Library, 59 South Broadway in Nyack.

Call 358-1175 or 548-1769 for more info.

Guests are always welcome.

Parents Without Partners, Pascack Valley Chapter #548 in Park Ridge, NJ is holding the following events:

Singles Dance, ages 50’s & up, every Thursday night, 7:30 – 11:30PM, at the Paramus Elks, Rt 17 North, Paramus, NJ (behind Raymour & Flanigan)

Music by a different DJ every week – 60’s, 70’s, 80’s music as well as Latin, Jitterbug, and Country Line Dancing. Last Thursday night of the month is Jean Night!

Like to dance and meet friendly people? …then this is the place to be. Snacks, Coffee & Cake included in the $10 price for members and $12 for non-members. Call 732-278-6046 after 5PM for more info.

Call for more information.

Orientation is always available for prospective members upon request.

Call 201-391-9440 for further details and directions.

Suffern’s Fromm-Maxwell-DeBaun American Legion Post #859 will hold monthly meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 8pm at the Post Headquarters, located at the top of Pavillion Rd, just off of Rt. 202, in Suffern. Eliglible area Veterans who are not Legion members are invited to “look us over.” Refreshments served after the meeting. Next meeting: Oct 10

Also, they will hold monthly Fund Raising Breakfasts on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 8am-12pm. Proceeds will go towards the Post’s Scholarship and School Awards Program. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for children ages 2-12, children under age 2 get in free. Next Breakfast: Oct 13

For more info on all Post events call 357-6707.

The New City office of the Alzheimer’s Association sponsors Family Support Groups:

The first group meets on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month from 6:30pm-8pm at Sunrise Senior Living, 233 N. Main St. in New City. For more info, call 639-6776.

The second group meets at the Pearl River United Methodist Church at the Corner of Franklin & John Streets in Pearl River on the last Tuesday of each month from 7:30pm-9pm. For more info, call 735-5368 or 639-6776.

The third group meets every Wednesday afternoon from 1-3pm at Meals on Wheels, 121 W Nyack Rd in Nanuet. Registration is required. For more info, call 639-6776.

The fourth group, which is the Association’s Spanish group, meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 7pm-9pm at the Community Action of Partnership of Rockland (CAPROC) offices, 37 Clove St in Haverstraw. For more info, call 639-6776.

The Espalanade Assisted Living, 640 Oak Tree Rd. in Palisades, will hold a Support Group on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month at 4pm. For more info, call Kerry Mills at 365-6500.

Information is now available for the Early Stage Patient support group by calling 639-6776.

HANDS (Healing And Nurturing Distraught Survivors), 9 Scott Dr. in New City, sponsors a free bereavement support group for parents who lost a child. It meets on the 1st Wednesday and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8pm. There are also 10 week group sessions available for the newly bereaved. Also, a Grieving Fathers Group is now established for fathers who lost their sons. Call 634-6706 for further information. Finally, a Widows and Widowers Group has also been established, with meetings taking place every Monday night. For more info, call Ann Carucci at 634-6706.

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