News Briefs – May 10, 2017

Mangano and Northwell Health Announce Free Business Workshop For Veterans

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Northwell Health, in conjunction with Suffolk County, are assisting veterans in transitioning from the military to a life and career back here at home.  A free workshop, “Barracks to Business:  Translating Military Skills into Career Success,” is being offered on Thursday, May 11th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, located at Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in Garden City.  The workshop is designed to assist veterans with reframing their leadership experience, teamwork and organization skills to prepare for civilian careers following their military service.

“My administration is committed to supporting the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces upon their return home,” said County Executive Mangano.  “From leadership to discipline and organization, our veterans have the skills desired by employers.  I am proud to partner with Northwell Health and Suffolk County to offer this free workshop and provide veterans the opportunity to enhance their resumes, interviewing skills and network with recruiters.”

A former Air Force Staff Sergeant along with a specialist from Northwell Health’s Veteran program will be presenters at this workshop. The “Barracks to Business” Workshop will assist veterans in translating essential and highly sought after military skill sets (i.e. leadership, discipline, flexibility, organization, change management etc.) into a language clearly understood by civilian human resource recruiting and hiring staffs.  The workshop will provide assistance with resume writing, guidance on proven interviewing techniques; and the opportunity to network with recruiters and other veterans.

To attend the free “Barracks to Business” Workshop, veterans must register online at:  For more information, please call (516) 802-4405.


Ribbon Cutting for League of Yes Playground

Another new, handicapped-accessible playground opened in Eisenhower Park at Field 8 this week, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announced after the ceremonial ribbon-cutting of the facility on May 6.

This second accessible playground is located near the park entrance at Stewart and Merrick Avenues.

Kristine Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of League of Yes, along with some children from the League, joined County Executive Mangano for the playground’s opening day. As part of his Eagle Scout Project, Kristine’s son Wade helped build 4 flower boxes and 2 benches for the playground.

The first accessible playground, located at Field 4, opened in May 2012 in conjunction with Let All the Children Play (LATCP) – a Long Island based not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives and dignity of all children by developing accessible playgrounds and inclusive recreation programs.

The County Executive thanked those who attended the official ribbon cutting of the “highly anticipated fully accessible park and playground here in Eisenhower Park.”

“I am proud to one again have this partnership with League of Yes, as they are dedicated to improving the lives and dignity of all children by developing accessible playgrounds and inclusive recreation programs here on Long Island,” he said.

Last year, the County Executive helped the League of Yes open the first of its kind state of the art turf baseball field in Nassau County, which was designed for multiple sports suitable for walkers, wheelchairs and other adaptive mobility devices and prosthetics.

“Together, we have dedicated ourselves to breaking down barriers and improving the lives of children with disabilities by providing them with the opportunity to experience play, side-by-side, with their able-bodied peers,” Mangano said.

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Mangano Declares “Women’s Lung Health Week”

Mineola, NY – On Monday, May 8th, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano commemorated the American Lung Association’s Lung Force, “Women’s Lung Health Week” by illuminating the dome on the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building turquoise.

“It is important to educate residents on how lung cancer affects women and that lung cancer is both treatable and there is an increased chance of survival when caught early through screening,” said County Executive Mangano.  “Our goal is to promote awareness and encourage Nassau County residents to learn more about detection and treatment for lung cancer and other lung diseases.”

In 2014, the American Lung Association launched their Lung Force campaign, which is the national movement led by the American Lung Association with the mission to unite women to stand together to lead the fight against lung cancer and for lung health.  Lung Cancer is the number one cancer killer of women in the United States and kills almost twice as many women as any other cancer.

It is important for men and women to both be aware of the key facts and misconceptions about lung cancer.  Many people believe that smoking is one of the major causes of lung cancer but as a result of research and data done on the state of lung cancer in women by the American Lung Association it shows that 10 percent of lung cancer cases are among people who have never smoked. Many people are unaware that genetics, as well as exposures to secondhand smoke, radon gas and air pollution also play an important role in causing lung cancer. The American Lung Association data also showed that 10 percent of lung cancer causes are among never smokers and women with lung cancer are twice as likely as men to identify as never smokers.

To learn more about the Lung Force and the American Lung Association visit




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