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April - Newsletter 2018


Our Mission
The mission of CLOSE Community is to collaboratively initiate, coordinate, and sustain prevention and intervention efforts that reduce and address youth substance use and the impact of substance use disorders within the Town of Longmeadow.

Visit our NEW website!


Where: Longmeadow Police Department Lobby, 34 Williams St.
What: Drop off your expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications! (no liquids or needles)

Never Without Naloxone

Join CLOSE Community and Tapestry for a free community education workshop on recognizing, preventing, and reversing overdose.

When: Wednesday, May 9th, 6-7:30pm
Where: The Lower Room at Rinaldi’s, 408 Longmeadow Street

Learn more about overdose prevention and community-based intervention, treatment, and recovery resources HERE.

Long Meddowe Days- Stop by, say Hi!

CLOSE Community will be hosting the “Right Under Your Nose” mock teen bedroom again this year.
Sign up to volunteer at our table!
When: May 19-20
Where: Longmeadow Town Greene

The Adult Center Presents:
How the current opioid “crisis” directly affects you – even though you have made it to the senior class

Join CLOSE Community and Dr. Al McKee, Medical Pain Management and Palliative Medicine Specialist from the Pain Management Center, Baystate Medical Center, for a free community education workshop that will answer:

  • What are opioids?
  • How do opioids work?
  • What does misuse/abuse look like?
  • What is Narcan?
  • How do I manage opioids and other medications?
  • How should I store/safeguard opioids in my home?
  • Where/How should I dispose of them?
  • How does personal/family history of drug and alcohol use effect my treatment with opioids or my children’s/grandchildren’s risk of alcohol or substance use disorders?

When: Thursday, June 7th, 6:30pm
Where: The Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Road

*A light dessert will be served!

  • CLOSE Community Board Meeting – Monday, May 7th, 7pm, LPS Central Office, 535 Bliss Road in Room A31
  • Take Action! Subcommittee Meeting – Tuesday May 8th, 4pm, LHS Staff Lounge, 95 Grassy Gutter Road in Room 096
  • Free Community Narcan Training – Wednesday, May 9th, 6pm, Rinaldi’s at 408 Longmeadow Street, in the Lower Room
  • Full Coalition Meeting – ALL WELCOME! Monday, May 14th, 7pm, the LHS Business Training Center
  • Outreach/Communications Subcommittee Meeting – Friday, May 18th, 10am, LPS Central Office, 535 Bliss Road in Room A31
  • Long Meddowe Days – CLOSE Community “Right Under Your Nose” Mock Bedroom, May 19-20th
  • Opioid Prevention Subcommittee Meeting – Monday May 21st, 1-2:30pm, LPS Central Office, 535 Bliss Road in Room A31
  • Seniors and the Opioid Epidemic – Thursday June 7th, 6:30pm at the Longmeadow Adult Center, 231 Maple Road
Visit our NEW website!

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Our mailing address is:
535 Bliss Road, Longmeadow Public Schools, Pupil Services, Room A29, Longmeadow, MA 01106
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