June 15, 2018 │ Vol. 19.1
Will you be eating lunch or dinner next week?
From Monday, June 18th through Sunday, June 24th , 20% of all DELIVERY purchases made online at delivery.panerabread.com (or through their mobile app) with the Promo Code " FUND " will benefit EAC Network’s Meals on Wheels program!*

Coordinate an office-wide lunch or order at home! Proceeds will support the delivery of meals to local home-bound seniors in need.

*Participating locations are across Long Island and Brooklyn. Click the buttons below for full details.
What's Happening
Legislator Birnbaum Meets with EAC Network
EAC Network's President & CEO, Lance W. Elder, and Senior Director of Senior & Nutritional Services , Carol O'Neill, r ecently met with Ellen W. Birnbaum, Nassau County Legislator, to discuss the plethora of programs and services that we provide in her Legislative District (10th) to help community members in need.
North Merrick Senior Center Gets Crafty!
Pat at our North Merrick Senior Center has thrived in the Center’s quilting class! Pat donates the quilts she makes to Good Samaritan Hospital. Isn’t her latest masterpiece beautiful? In addition to quilting, EAC Network's Senior Centers in North Merrick, Long Beach, Hempstead, and Port Washington provide older adults with a variety of activities, socialization, recreation, health promotion, educational programs, field trips, and congregate meals.
Students at John W. Dodd Middle School Become Peer Mediators
Our Long Island Dispute Resolution Centers ' Peer Mediation program teaches dedicated students mediation skills. Students learn about being impartial and fair, and at the end we recognize them by swearing them in as official mediators. Recently, ceremonies took place at Northern Parkway Elementary and John W. Dodd and Lawrence Road middle schools where they were sworn in by the Hon. Joy Watson. View more photos.
We hope you have a fun, sun-filled summer, but remember - safety first! Before you set out for your trips to the pool or beach, check out our recent guest blog post about staying safe in the water. Did you know that New York has been rated the fourth highest state for drownings? Take the time to review water safety guidelines to protect ourselves and our loved ones in the event of an emergency. Read more here.
Administrative Office Hosts Informative Lunch & Learn to Inspire Health & Wellness
Thanks to a generous grant from Cigna, EAC Network offices have had funds to participate in various wellness activities. Recently, our administrative office hosted an informative lunch and learn for staff. Laura Zelenka-Dufresne, EAC Network's Registered Dietitian, presented on topics including the difference between lifestyle changes and diets and being aware of sugar and salt contents in food. Everyone learned a lot! Thank you, Cigna!
Do you have what it takes to rappel 170 feet down the Tower at Nassau Community College? Join us in this exciting event on October 20! The first 92 participants to raise $1,000 will go Over the Edge! Right now, register for only $25! But hurry - this early bird special ends June 30! Register now!
Upcoming Events
Monday, June 18 - Sunday, June 24

EAC Network and Panera Bread are proud to partner to promote the launch of Panera Bread’s new delivery service!

For one week, 20% of all delivery purchases made across participating Long Island and Brooklyn locations using the promo code “FUND” will support EAC Network’s  Meals on Wheels  program. The proceeds will support the delivery of meals to local homebound seniors in need.

Learn more here .

Download the flyer here .
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Do you have what it takes to help our neighbors in need by going Over the Edge?! Rappel 170 feet down the Tower at Nassau Community College to support children who are in foster care or who have been abused, struggling families and seniors, and people battling addiction or mental illness.

Early bird registration is open here ! Join Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Labor Commissioner Skinner, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Merrill Zorn of Zorn's of Bethpage, and more!

Too chicken to rappel? Encourage a friend, family member, or coworker! Or, support our Edgers here .

Want to sponsor? Download the package here .

Rope: M&T Bank
Vertical: NAI Long Island
Gear: Redfin
Community Partners
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