September 15, 2017 │ Vol. 10.1
One Island Giving Day is a one-day virtual event that aims to raise over $1 million dollars for local, Long Island-based nonprofits to help create a stronger Long Island for ALL Long Islanders. The event encourages our community to contribute through a single online giving platform on (or before) October 26, 2017. The campaign is coordinated by The Hagedorn Foundation in partnership with area nonprofit organizations including EAC Network.
What's Happening
EAC Network manages four Senior Centers in Nassau County, recently assuming  the Long Beach and Merrick locations earlier this year. Seniors at the centers engage in activities including tai chi, dancercise, beach visits, and more, but with summer fun came summer heat, and a need for additional efforts to keep seniors hydrated was quickly noted. Read more.
Kathryn Cannino, Program Director of EAC Network's Long Island Parenting Institute , was a featured expert in Newsday's recent article, "Top 10 Most Googled Parenting Questions in New York." When discussing sleeping scenarios, "She says parents should respond to their baby’s temperament in the first few months and not expect that they will necessarily sleep in a crib in their own room as an infant. She says a baby may take to the crib more easily if parents “room share” but don’t bed share." Read more.
Last month, YDR Events hosted their annual #Sunsational summer charity pool party at a private home in Dix Hills. #Sunsational is one of their two annual events that are part of their #Down4theCause party series, which has a mission to have a good time for a good cause. Read more from the Guest Blog.
EAC Network Team Bonding at Yankee Stadium
EAC Network's Mental Health Unit recently attended a Yankees game to bond and enjoy team building activities! Pictured from left to right: Stephen Morello, Housing Specialist; Tara Fazelbhoy, Program Director Queens CRAN ; Stacey Morais, Forensic Case Manager; Edward Fernandez, Clinical Director; Jennifer Jordan, Clinical Coordinator Queens CRAN; Crystal Stanton, Program Director, Staten Island TASC , Dave Biddle, Peer Mentor.
AARP Volunteers Distribute Fresh Produce
Once again, our Fresh from the Garden program has seen incredible corporate support - this time from AARP. AARP volunteers joined staff and interns to distribute fresh produce provided by our organizational partner, Long Island Cares, to seniors at Magnolia Gardens in New Cassel, where there is little, difficult, or no access to nutritious foods. Thank you, AARP!
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Christopher Lambert Axis Construction and  Senator John J. Flanagan New York State Senate


Thank You, Sponsors!
Title: Axis Construction ; The Lambert Family
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Dress up in your sweetest or scariest costume at the  Long Island Children’s Museum ! Families will have full range of the entire museum after hours from 6-9pm and enjoy interactive exhibits, activities, food, and more! Proceeds directly benefit our  Children & Youth programs, which advocate for, treat, and protect children from neglect and abuse.

Sponsorships and tickets available here . Register now while spots last!

Thank You, Sponsors!
Exhibit: Bethpage Federal Credit Union ; Brian Clarke; NFP
Platinum: WB Mason Co., Inc.
Gold: Connetquot Teachers Association ; Richard Kessel and Family
Sunday, November 5, 2017
EAC Network is excited to be a Charity Partner once again for the TCS New York City Marathon, and we seek runners to join our team and support our programs! Want guaranteed entry into the Marathon?! Make a difference in our community - sign up now!
Sunday, November 5, 2017
EAC Network is proud to be participating as a Charity Partner in the  Generosity Long Island 5k  for the first time this year. Unlike marathons, this event is open to a wider range of abilities. If running a marathon isn’t feasible, this 5k is for you! Walk, run, or wheel in beautiful Eisenhower Park with friends, family, and coworkers to support our programs! Join our team here!
Community Partners
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Join local businesses and organizations that have teamed up with EAC Network to strengthen our community.