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Posted on: May 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] May is Mental Health Awareness Month- clean gas stations--Ardsley Girl Scouts help troops

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month---
Local gas stations keeping you safe and healthy
Ardsley Girl Scouts support troops
at 10 AM: Juniper Hill Civic Association leader Seth Segall, a Zen Buddhist Priest----1460 AM or www.wvox.com


May is National Mental Health Awareness Month---link to last week’s radio program with NAMI/Westchester-

GAS STATION HAS ATTENDANT PUMP GAS, CUSTOMERS REMAIN IN VEHICLE- ATTENDANT SANITIZES GLOVED HANDS---a good idea in age of COVID 19

LOCAL ARDSLEY GIRL SCOUTS SUPPORT TROOPS DURING PANDEMIC

My guest today at 10 AM: Juniper Hill Civic Association leader Seth Segall, a Zen Buddhist Priest----1460 AM or www.wvox.com



In recent weeks I have highlighted health and safety initiatives at supermarkets/pharmacies. It’s important that you be careful when filling up your car with gas. I wrote to gas stations in the area and received this response. If other gas stations have implemented similar policies that minimize exposure to germs - please advise so I can share info with others.In response to your letter dated 3/31/2020, the policy of Lukoil Scarsdale is as follows: To ensure the health and safety of our customers and employees, we have an attendant pump the gas and require that the customer remain in the vehicle and have no contact with the equipment. After each sale, if possible the attendant sanitizes his gloved hands. Due to no self-service, the exposure to both the customer and employee is minimized. In addition, thanks to the support of Lukoil North America, we have been able to stay competitive with the self-service stations.To achieve both health concerns and remain competitive, our hours of operation are now 7:00am to 6:00pm. To my knowledge, the only other gas station in the area with a similar policy is the Sunoco station at Ardsley Road and Central Avenue.Lukoil Scarsdale, 416 Central Avenue, Scarsdale New York

Local Ardsley Girl Scouts work to Support our Troops deployed during the pandemic.

 

On Tuesday, April 29, 2020, at Greenburgh Town Hall, Ardsley Girl Scout Leaders Allison Bergman, and Raposh Sassolas met with New York Guard Members Chaplain (LTC) Ehler, Chaplain SGM Sayward, and Chaplain G. Ferris to donate hundreds of boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to our Troops serving in the region. Assisting is moving the boxes were US Army Major Asha Castleberry-Hernandez, Carmine DiPasquale of the Disable American Veterans, and Major (ret) John Daskos.

 

The donation was made possible through Operation Cookie Drop.

 

Operation Cookie Drop, and all of the Girl Scouts from Heart of the Hudson Girl Scout Council were pleased to be able to donate 40 cases of Girl Scout treats to the NY National Guard as a thank you for all the hard work they are doing in support of the fight against the corona virus in our area.  The Girl Scout leaders were honored to pass along these donations, and to personally get the chance to thank these soldiers for protecting us during this pandemic. They were especially pleased to meet local military Officer Major Castleberry-Hernandez.  Chaplain Ferris told us that the donations would be dropped off at the County Center, the Jacob Javits Center and other places in Westchester County that NY National Guardsmen are stationed at. 

 

Operation Cookie Drop is the Heart of the Hudson Girl Scout Council’s ‘cookies for soldiers’ project, which asks local residents, family and friends to donate a box to a soldier.  Started in Ardsley in 2002, Operation Cookie Drop is now a Council wide project that all local Girl Scouts, participate in. All the donated cookies are distributed to active duty servicemen and women all over the world, to all local military installations in the Tri-State area, and veteran support programs throughout the Hudson Valley. Last year, Operation Cookie Drop, sold its Millionth Box to be donated to our military and veterans! We are proud to continue to donate cookies and other sweet treats to our servicemen and women, especially those who live and serve us, locally! 

 

Major Castleberry-Hernandez stated “it was one of the best moments in her military career to join with the Girl Scouts in Honoring our Troops”. The joy of seeing the outreach by the Girl Scouts to our military during these struggling times, is a powerful example of the dedication of all Americans to each other”. 

 

Thank You to all our Girl Scouts for Supporting Our Troops.

 

COVID 19 HAS INCREASED THE NEED FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

  Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness month. The following is a link to a radio interview i had with Sharon McCarthy and Marie Considine on WVOX radio last Friday about the services NAMI/Westchester offers.  


 

https://youtu.be/kn6v0KhmX_E


My guest today on WVOX: Seth Segall, a Zen Buddhist priest, former  assistant clinical professor at the Yale School of Medicine and former Director of Psychology at Waterbury Hospital in Connecticut  and author of books  on Buddhism and Zen. He also served on the Board of the Juniper Hill Civic Association for eight years. Radio program starts at 10 AM to 11 AM on 1460 AM or www.wvox.com

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