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Upcoming Events

FREE Community Narcan Training @LFD – 10/16!


When:
Wednesday, October 16th, 6-7:30pm
Where: Longmeadow Fire Department, 44 Williams Street
Audience: This event is designed for any and all community members interested in saving a life during a potential opioid overdose event.
What: Please join  CLOSE Community Coalition  and the Hampden County Medical Reserve Corps at the Longmeadow Fire Department for a free community education workshop on recognizing, preventing, and reversing opioid overdose. Learn more about overdose prevention and community-based intervention, treatment, and recovery resources HERE.

Hope you can make it. You can save a life! Please help spread the word.

Presenters:  Christopher Goshea, Hampden County Medical Reserve Corps

*For info email info@closecommunity.org.

National Rx Drug Take Back Event at LPD – 10/26!


When:
Saturday, October 26th, 10am-1pm
Where: Longmeadow  Police Department, 34 Williams Street
Audience: This event is designed for any and all community members interested in saving a life during a potential opioid overdose event.
What: Join CLOSE Community and the Longmeadow Police Department for a #NationalRxDrugTakeBack! Bring your expired, unused, and unwanted prescription pills down to the station. (*The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) Free and Anonymous!

Hope you can make it. You can save a life! Please help spread the word.

*For info email info@closecommunity.org.

Food Truck Friday and Community Talk at LHS!

A panel presentation and discussion on youth alcohol and marijuana use.

When: Friday, September 6th, Food Trucks open at 5:30pm, Panel Presentation starts at 6:30pm
Where: Longmeadow High School, Auditorium, 95 Grassy Gutter Rd.
Audience: This event is designed for parents of students Grades 5 – 12 (& students too!)
What: Join CLOSE Community Coalition for some food truck eats followed by a “Communities Talk” Town Hall: a conversation on how we can all work together to help our youth make healthy decisions when it comes to alcohol, marijuana, vaping, and other substance use.
Presenters: Dr. Gerald Beltran, Baystate Emergency Dept.
Chief John Stankiewicz, Longmeadow Police Dept.
Sue Bertrand, LPS Asst. Superintendent
Shelly Warren, LPS Substance Abuse Counselor
Madison Copland, LHS 12th Grader 

*For childcare options, call (413) 318-4773 or email info@closecommunity.org.

JUULing and Your Child

A panel presentation and discussion on vaping.

When: Thursday, May 2nd, 6:30pm
Where: Springfield Jewish Community Center, 1160 Dickinson St.
Audience: This event is designed for parents of students Grades 5 – 12.
Presenters: Shelly Warren, MSW/LICSW, LPS Subs. Abuse Response Coord.
Sara Moriarty, Hampden County Tobacco Free Partnership
Zain’s Smoke Shop, with products/knowledge on signs and of youth vaping
District Attorney’s Youth Advisory Panel, w/Youth-Led Parent Break-Outs

*Light Refreshments will be provided. For childcare options, call (413) 318-4773 or email info@closecommunity.org.

LPD hosts National Rx Take Back on April 27!


Join CLOSE Community and the Longmeadow Police Department for a National Rx Drug Take Back! Bring your expired, unused, and unwanted prescription pills down to the station.  (*The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) Free and Anonymous!

When: Saturday, April 27th, 10-2pm
Where: Longmeadow Police Department, 34 Williams St.

Long Meddowe Days May 18/19!

CLOSE Community will be hosting the “Right Under Your Nose” mock teen bedroom again this year.  Sign up here to volunteer at our table!
When: May 18-19
Where: Longmeadow Town Greene

Vape Retail Environmental Scan, we need parent volunteers!

Interested in joining? Call/text (413) 318-4773, or email info@closecommunity.org

Parents Who Host Lose the Most Campaign

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Where do you stand?

We’re spreading the word this spring before prom and graduation season that most (91%) Longmeadow parents would NEVER host underage drinking parties in their homes.

Help CLOSE and the Safe Homes program spread the word. Would you like to join us?

Call or email CLOSE if you want a sign in your yard!  (413) 318-4773 or info@closecommunity.org

We want parent perceptions!

CLOSE Community is collecting data on parent practices and perceptions in Longmeadow. Have your voice heard! Please complete our VERY brief (5 minutes) “Flash Parent Survey” HERE.   Participants can enter their name for a drawing to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the local restaurant of their choice!

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