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September 22, 2023


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Livingston County Offers Array of Mental Health Services as September is Suicide Prevention Month

Each year, thousands of Americans take their own life as suicide has become one of the leading causes of death in the United States. September has been designated as Suicide Prevention Month and Livingston County has an array of programming to help residents struggling with mental health, considering suicide or in need of help.


County, Foodlink Seeking Volunteers for Upcoming Pop-Up Food Pantry

Are you interested in serving your community and helping others? Foodlink and Livingston County are looking to reduce food insecurity throughout the County and are seeking volunteers to help staff a pop-up food pantry.


Cole Tabbed as Recipient of Livingston County’s Dominic F. Mazza County Management Fellowship

Livingston County Administrator Ian M. Coyle has announced the hiring of Nathan Cole as the next recipient of the County’s Dominic F. Mazza County Management Fellowship.


Small Business Administration Offering Economic Disaster Loans Following Spring Freeze

The United States Small Business Administration recently announced the availability of Economic Injury Disaster Loans in New York State for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in agriculture and most private non-profit organizations impacted by the frost and freeze that occurred in May 2023.


New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports Holds Town Hall Meeting in Mount Morris

Commissioner Dr. Chinazo Cunningham, of the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports, was on hand to answer questions and meet with the public as part of a Town Hall Meeting from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 in Mount Morris.


Livingston County Combating Opioid-Related Overdoses by Offering Free Narcan Training

The Livingston County Department of Health, in partnership with CASA-Trinity, is providing training and educational materials designed to help mitigate opioid-related overdoses and potentially save lives.


Rochester Area Community Foundation Making Grants Available for Nonprofits Serving Livingston County

In an effort to expand and enhance its support for each of the rural counties in its service area, Rochester Area Community Foundation will infuse up to $50,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations helping to improve the quality of life for residents in Livingston County.


CCE, Department of Health to Hold Free Car Seat Check on September 23

The Livingston County Department of Health, in conjunction with Cornell Cooperative Extension, will host a free car seat check this weekend as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week.


Livingston County Reminds Residents of Importance of Planning as Part of National Preparedness Month

The Livingston County Board of Supervisors has proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month throughout the County. National Preparedness Month is observed around the country each September to raise awareness and provide educational resources about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time.


September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month

September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month and Livingston County is reminding residents of the importance of scheduling routine exams and appointments with healthcare providers.


September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month across the nation. One of the leading causes of death in women, there are nearly 250,000 women living with ovarian cancer in the United States today.


September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

One of the leading causes of death in men, prostate cancer is a highly treatable disease if detected early. September is National Prostate Awareness Month and Livingston County is committed to helping reduce the number of prostate cancer related deaths by providing residents with information about screenings.


County Suicide Prevention Task Force Held Ninth Annual Candlelight Vigil Sept. 7, 2023

Now in its ninth year, the Livingston County Suicide Prevention Task Force, alongside Genesee Valley Health Partnership and CASA-Trinity, Inc., held a candlelight vigil at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 7 to coincide with two global events – International Overdose Day on August 31, 2023 and World Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday, September 10, 2023.


Livingston County Staff Graduate from NACo Leadership Academy

Nicole Copeland of Workforce Development and Grant Cox of Information and Technology Systems are the eighth and ninth County employees to successfully complete the online 12-week course. Livingston County recently created the office of Training and Professional Development to assist County employees in identifying opportunities for growth, such as courses like HPLA. Encouraging staff growth and honing leadership skills are essential for a well-functioning county government, said Ian M. Coyle, County Administrator.


Livingston County Proudly Supports Genesee Valley Council on the Arts

Livingston County is demonstrating its commitment to a vibrant cultural landscape that enriches residents’ lives through its continued support of the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts (GVCA).


Office for the Aging Marks Fall Prevention Awareness Week with 8th Annual Fall Prevention Workshop

The Livingston County Office for the Aging will co-host its eighth annual Fall Prevention Workshop event on Friday, September 15, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lakeville Training Grounds, 5939 Stone Hill Road, Lakeville, N.Y.


Livingston County Office for the Aging Celebrates Key Program’s Anniversary

A key initiative offered through the Livingston County Office for the Aging is set to celebrate a milestone as the Aging Mastery program begins its sixth year of helping to shape and improve the lives of residents aged 60 and older.


County-Deployed ARPA Funds Elevate Outdoor Recreation in West Sparta

The town of West Sparta is now home to a new community playground and park thanks in-part to American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds distributed by Livingston County.


County Department of Health Announces Upcoming Rabies Clinics

The Livingston County Department of Health has announced a series of upcoming rabies clinics that are free and open to the public. 


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