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South Oaks Hospital Wins “People’s Choice Award” At the March of Dimes l7th Signature Chefs Auction

(Amityville, NY., November 3, 2014)The Annual March of Dimes’ Signature Chefs Auction held Oct. 27 at Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage State Park, was a wonderful demonstration of culinary expertise and a unique way of demonstrating support for the health of premature babies by preventing premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.
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Arthur Nappo, Security Supervisor at South Oaks Hospital, Recognized for Outstanding Response

(Amityville, NY, August 25, 2014) Security Supervisor Arthur Nappo was patrolling the grounds of South Oaks Hospital on a summer evening in June when a speeding vehicle pulled up to the front of one of the patient buildings.
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The Career and Educational Counseling Center at South Oaks Hospital Recognizes Business Community - Employers cited for outstanding support of students with special needs

Amityville, NY, June 16, 2014 - The Career and Educational Counseling Center at South Oaks Hospital recently hosted a breakfast recognizing the invaluable support provided to students with disabilities by national and local retailers and businesses.
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The Career and Educational Counseling Center At South Oaks Hospital Hosts 16th Annual Disability Awareness Conference

Amityville, NY (June 13, 2014) - The l6th Annual Disability Awareness Conference, “Innovate, Integrate and Motivate,” held recently at South Oaks Hospital provided valuable information to more than 70 health care professionals and community members.
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LeadingAge Honors Broadlawn Manor, South Oaks Board Chairman - Robert F. Rose receives Trustee of the Year Award from prestigious non-profit organization

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Financial Literacy Gets a Reboot by South Oaks Hospital and Capital One Bank at Sanford H. Calhoun High School, Bellmore-Merrick

(March 26, 2014) Amityville, NY. March 25, 2014 - Students, faculty and honored guests gathered recently at Sanford H. Calhoun High School in Bellmore-Merrick for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the installation of four new desktop computers and software.
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Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Welcomes Multi-talented Performer, Dominic Chianese!

AMITYVILLE, NY (March 12, 2014) – Singer, musician and actor Dominic Chianese, best known for his portrayal of Uncle Junior on HBO’s smash TV series The Sopranos, recently thrilled patients and residents at the Broadlawn Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center when he stopped by to visit and put on a show.
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South Oaks Hospital Appoints Brian Pritchard, LCSW - Administrative Director of Evaluations & Admissions

July 22, 2013 - AMITYVILLE, NY -- Brian Pritchard, LCSW, has been named administrative director of evaluations and admissions, South Oaks Hospital announced today.
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American Heart Association Presents South Oaks Hospital & Broadlawn Manor with Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite Award

April 30, 2013 - Amityville, NY — South Oaks Hospital and Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center announced today they have been awarded the American Heart Association’s Gold Fit-Friendly Award for the second year in a row.
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Amityville Boy Scout Raises Funds for Project CARE

Michael Budd Creates “Sneakers for Success” for His Eagle Scout Service Project
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South Oaks Hospital Reopens Jennings Hall - As New Home for Inpatient Detoxification and Rehabilitation Programs

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held on February 25, 2013

(Amityville, NY - March 14, 2013) Guests, staff and friends of South Oaks Hospital recently gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the reopening of Jennings Hall as the hospital’s new home for inpatient detoxification and rehabilitation programs.
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Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Receives Valuable Grant from The Faith Home Foundation Inc. - Securing a Grant for a Very Special Robot

Amityville, NY, February 26, 2013

Gerard M. Kaiser, Vice President of Senior Services and Administrator of Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center stated, “I am very excited and truly grateful to the Board of Directors of the Faith Home Foundation who supported our vision of utilizing the Paro Therapeutic Robots for our patients and residents. Their generous grant of $10,000.00 enabled us to secure two robots to be shared within our facility.”
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Hollywood Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral Honors Gerard M. Kaiser

On Monday, January 21st at 8:00AM at the Melville Marriott, members of the congregation of the Hollywood Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral joined together for a celebration of the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King.
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Massapequa Kiwanis Gives to the Children of South Oaks

December 19, 2012 - The Massapequa Kiwanis generously gave to the children and adolescents in the South Oaks inpatient Child and Adolescent Program for the holidays. The Long Island Home truly appreciates their spirit of giving. We are honored that South Oaks Hospital was selected as a recipient of their generosity.
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Dr. Kristie Golden, Vice President at South Oaks Hospital, Selected to Receive Hofstra University Distinguished Service Award

Kristie Golden, Ph.D., Vice President of Ambulatory & Community Services at South Oaks Hospital, has been selected as one of this year’s recipients of the George M. Estabrook Distinguished Service Award.
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The Long Island Home Honors Senator Owen Johnson

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at The Long Island Home’s Annual Picnic, Robert E. Detor, President & CEO, presented a plaque to Senator Owen Johnson in recognition of his outstanding 40 years of distinguished service. More than 400 staff, families and friends of The Long Island Home were in attendance.
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Capital One Bank Awards South Oaks Hospital Financial Literacy Challenge Grant - $5,000 Awarded to South Oaks Hospital Career and Educational Counseling Center

Amityville, New York (August 22, 2012) - South Oaks Hospital is one of 24 local non-profits, libraries and schools selected following a competitive application process to receive this “valuable” award. South Oaks Hospital would like to congratulate the other organizations who will join in providing Long Island with beneficial money management skills.

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The Long Island Home Joins North Shore-LIJ Health System

GREAT NECK, NY -- The North Shore-LIJ Health System today announced that The Long Island Home in Amityville, NY, operator of South Oaks Hospital, a 233-licensed bed behavioral health hospital, and Broadlawn Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a 320-bed skilled nursing facility, has joined the health system. The agreement has cleared the federal regulatory review process, enabling North Shore-LIJ to establish its 16th hospital in the metropolitan area.
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Wyandanch Students and Broadlawn Manor Seniors Learning From Each Other!

Amityville, NY., June 25, 2012

Outstanding Intergenerational Experience
Made Possible by
The Laura B. Vogler Foundation



Broadlawn Manor hosted a barbecue celebration on Wednesday, May 30th marking the end of another year of sharing time, talent and exchanging ideas between generations. The guests of honor included the student volunteers led by Mr. Carl Baldini, School Psychologist, at Wyandanch Memorial High School, Mr. Gerard Kaiser, Vice President of Senior Services, Elizabeth Frasca, Director of Therapeutic Recreation and residents of Broadlawn Manor along with their therapeutic recreation leader, Jean Salvato and volunteer, Beverly Dowd.
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Broadlawn Manor Major Player in Local Economy

January, 11, 2012 - AMITYVILLE – A new report shows that Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a powerful player in the local economy, contributing $83.5 million to the region annually. Broadlawn Manor is operated by The Long Island Home, a not-for-profit organization located on the Nassau/Suffolk border on Long Island, and provides adult day services, dementia care, nursing home care, subacute care and rehabilitation. The organization directly and indirectly supports 565 local jobs.
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South Oaks Hospital Thanks Community Organizations, Foundations and Retail Stores for their Generous Support

South Oaks Hospital would like to offer a very special thank you to The Massapequa Kiwanis Club, Aeropostale in Smith Haven Mall, The John Theisen Foundation, Women of Substance and Guardians of the Children for their generous gifts to the Children and Adolescents Units during the holiday season.
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South Oaks Hospital Participates In Poster Contest Aimed At Promoting Infection Prevention And Control

November 4, 2011 - The Long Island Chapter of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) was chosen by their national organization through a grant from the 3M Company to encourage school children to participate in a poster contest heightening awareness in the areas of hand hygiene, flu vaccination and respiratory etiquette.
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Broadlawn Manor Launches New Cardiac Rehabilitation Service -- “THE PURPLE HEART PROGRAM”

(September 16, 2011) Gerard Kaiser, Vice President of Senior Services for Broadlawn Manor is pleased to offer a new and innovative Cardiac Program benefitting countless members of our community who may encounter heart conditions during their lifetime. Individuals experiencing diagnoses such as congestive heart failure, heart attack, arrhythmia, angina or recovering from a cardiac procedure or surgery that require hospitalization will be able to improve their ability to return to normal activities by enrolling in the “Purple Heart Program” following their discharge from the hospital. Broadlawn Manor is an affiliate of North Shore-LIJ Health System and is delighted to parallel their focus of providing world class cardiac surgery in Suffolk County by providing the best in cardiac rehabilitation.
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Broadlawn Manor First Adult Day Program to Provide Linked Senior

(July 25, 2011)
LINKED SENIOR-ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

Once again, Broadlawn Manor (BLM) Adult Day Health Center demonstrates why it is a leader in providing quality healthcare for countless seniors in our community. Kathleen Behan, Director of BLM Adult Day Health Center continuously strives to offer the newest and most innovative opportunities for her registrants. Linked Senior was added to her arsenal of goodies in July quickly following the heralded “Brainy Day Activity Program” implemented in March. Both of these pioneering programs are valuable resources that clearly engage registrants in a variety of ways resulting in a measurable increase in quality of life and satisfaction.

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The Long Island Home Hosts 6th Annual Golf Classic - Honoring James C. Herrmann, President, James C. Herrmann & Associates, Ltd.

(July 15, 2011) On Monday, June 20, 2011, at the Hempstead Golf and Country Club, The Long Island Home hosted its 6th Annual Golf Classic. Mr. Robert E. Detor, President and CEO, welcomed the opportunity to honor Mr. James Herrmann an extraordinary businessman, friend and valuable supporter of The Long Island Home.
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South Oaks: The Growth of a Massapequa Institution - Reprint from The Massapequa Observer

June 24, 2011


A meeting was held on March 1, 1881 at a private home in the small village of Amityville. A group of concerned men met to discuss plans to form "The Long Island Home Hotel for Nervous Invalids."
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North Shore-LIJ and Long Island Home Sign Clinical Affiliation Agreement - Collaboration to focus on strengthening network of behavioral health services and enhancing quality initiatives

(May 13, 2011) GREAT NECK, NY – The North Shore-LIJ Health System and the Long Island Home, operator of South Oaks Hospital and Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitative Center in Amityville, today announced a clinical affiliation agreement aimed at improving access to mental health and substance abuse services for children, adolescents and adults in the New York metropolitan area. The health system and Broadlawn Manor signed a previous affiliation agreement in June 2008.
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Vital Community Assessment Conducted by Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Shares Results

(March 14, 2011) On February l6, 2011 at the Amityville Historical Society healthcare professionals, business and civic leaders as well as representatives from local government and agencies gathered to hear the results of a Vital Community Assessment conducted by Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in 2010. Dr. Kristie Golden, Vice President of Ambulatory Services for The Long Island Home, comprised of Broadlawn Manor South Oaks Hospital, and Dr. Patricia Morley, Project Manager for the community-wide survey presented the findings.
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South Oaks Hospital Raises Awareness About The Effects of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism on Children - Children of Alcoholics Week Week of February l3th-l9th

(January 26, 2011) The public is generally aware of the potential harm of excessive alcohol use and alcoholism. But many people do not realize those hurt most by alcohol abuse and alcoholism often don’t drink---they are the children of alcoholic (COA) parents.
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The Kiwanis Club of Massapequa Makes a Real Difference for Children & Adolescents at South Oaks Hospital

This year, the children and adolescents at South Oaks Hospital had a wonderful holiday largely in part to the generosity of the Massapequa Kiwanis Club.
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2010 Tapestry Cocktail Reception Honors Outstanding Community Leaders

(December 7, 2010) Over 125 friends of The Long Island Home attended the 2010 Tapestry Reception honoring Martha L. Peterson, Administrator, of The Faith Home Foundation Inc. and Theodore P. Heim, Sr., President, of the Massapequa Kiwanis Club at The Carltun, Eisenhower Park on November 18, 2010.
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South Oaks Hospital Unveils “Calming Room” Made Possible by Ronald McDonald House Charities

(October 12, 2010) On Friday, October 1, 2010, South Oaks Hospital officially unveiled the new “Calming Room” on the children’s unit made possible by Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Robert E. Detor, President and CEO of South Oaks Hospital expressed his gratitude to Diane Koury, Board Member of RMHC and Janice Mulligan, Chapter Coordinator at RMHC and all of the members of Ronald McDonald House Charities for their vital support in the amount of $13,176.00. Mr. Detor stated “our mission, We Care for People, completely aligns with the wonderful vision of Ronald McDonald House Charities, supporting programs that positively impact the health and well being of children.”
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Suffolk County Prevention Resource Center - Visit www.liprc.org Today!

The Prevention Resource Center is committed to facilitating partnerships among schools, communities and prevention providers to focus on the provision of effective strategies to deal with alcohol, drug, and tobacco abuse and problem gambling.

Go to www.liprc.org to learn more.
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Project Care at South Oaks Hospital Offers Project Adventure Workshops

(August 18, 2010) Project Adventure is an international nonprofit Adventure-based experiential curriculum program pioneer for accelerated learning. Project Care located on the grounds of South Oaks Hospital offers a state-of-the-art Challenge Activities Ropes Experience (C.A.R.E.) designed, constructed and inspected by Project Adventure.
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Broadlawn Manor Adult Day Health Center Celebrates Centenarian: Viola Klonowski of Massapequa

(August 16, 2010) Broadlawn Manor Adult Day Health Center (ADHC) celebrated in grand style a major milestone in the life of Viola Klonowski, registrant and Massapequa resident. Viola Klonowski, nee Zaborksi, born July l9, 1910 and raised in Maspeth, Queens was l00 years old this July. Viola always enjoyed being busy and welcomed time to crochet and travel while spending time with her son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Joyce Gotard, three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Viola has had a full life filled with family and friends but anybody who knows Viola knows about her love for the New York Mets. Her love for the Mets provided the perfect backdrop for her birthday decorations as well as enlarged $100.00 bills with Viola’s picture inserted instead of Ben Franklin. A three tiered birthday cake, music and dancing rounded out the celebration with family, friends, registrants and staff all in attendance. It was a wonderful day. However, one more surprise awaited Viola!
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The Long Island Home Hosts 5th Annual Golf Classic & Raises Funds for New Outpatient Child and Adolescent Clinic

(July 12, 2010) On Monday, June 21, 2010 at the Hempstead Golf and Country Club, The Long Island Home hosted its 5th Annual Golf Classic. Mr. Detor, President and CEO, welcomed the opportunity to honor two extraordinary women, Cindy S. Schechter, Rph, Vice President of Client Services for Shore Pharmaceutical Providers, Inc. and Marcia B. Smith, Esq., Partner, at Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde, LLP. Ms. Schechter has played a critical role in the successful transitioning to contracted pharmacy services and Ms. Smith has been an invaluable asset on a wide range of legal issues. Both of these women have risen to the top of their fields and continuously make a difference in our community.
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SOUTH OAKS HOSPITAL RECEIVES GRANT FROM RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES

April 22, 2010 (Amityville, New York)
Robert E. Detor, President & CEO of South Oaks Hospital announced South Oaks Hospital has received a vital grant in the amount of $13,176.00 which will assist the hospital in replicating the innovative Calming Room experience begun in 2009 for the Child and Adolescent Center of Excellence.

Learn more about the Child and Adolescent Center of Excellence at South Oaks Hospital.

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Broadlawn Manor Joins AmeriCorps Initiative to Promote Volunteer Service to our Local Baby Boomers

(March 11, 2010) Broadlawn Manor, a not-for-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation center of excellence, serving the Long Island region announces its special selection as a host site for a unique national initiative called “AmeriCorps in Eldercare Settings,” or ACES. Gerard M. Kaiser, Vice President of Senior Services, stated, “We are excited about this new initiative and the groundbreaking role that Broadlawn Manor will play.” Mr. Kaiser was delighted to reveal Broadlawn Manor was selected through a competitive process as an ACES host site, an opportunity made possible through an AmeriCorps grant awarded to the Foundation for Long Term Care.
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The Long Island Home Awarded $358,169.00 by The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority - The Long Island Home Continues to Go Green

(March 8, 2010) Robert E. Detor, President and CEO for The Long Island Home, operator of South Oaks Hospital and Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center announced this important award given by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority for a Renewable Energy Solar Electric Project, entitled R & R (Reduce & Renew). Mr. Detor stated, “The funding is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and will provide a permanent, long term investment that will ultimately preserve jobs for our employees and increase efficiency”.
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The Kiwanis Club of Massapequa Makes a Real Difference for Children & Adolescents at South Oaks Hospital

(January 5, 2010) The holiday season is a wonderful time of year for many Long Islanders. It is always an extra special time for children and adolescents. The Kiwanis Club of Massapequa chose to make it a special holiday for the children and adolescents at South Oaks Hospital.
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BROADLAWN MANOR NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER HOSTS TOUR FOR MEMBERS OF THE FAITH HOME FOUNDATION INC.

(January 5, 2010) Gerard Kaiser, Vice President of Senior Services, welcomed the opportunity to show Henry A. Braun, President and Martha Peterson, both members of the Faith Home Foundation, Inc., the enhanced environment and home-like atmosphere created on Orchard and Grove units as a direct result of their funding.
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2009 Tapestry Cocktail Reception Resounding Success

(November 23, 2009) More than 170 friends of The Long Island Home attended the 2009 Tapestry Reception at The Carltun, Eisenhower Park on November 12, 2009. For the first time in the history of the Tapestry Event, an employee of The Long Island Home was honored.

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Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Unveils New Diane Monet Composition, 'Look of Love' on Friday, October 30, 2009

(September 29, 2009) Gerard M. Kaiser, Vice President of Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center announced the official unveiling of this outstanding composition by Diane Monet, depicting a senior adult resident from Broadlawn Manor and a feline.
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Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and South Oaks Hospital Host Mini Walk-A-Thon Benefiting The Alzheimer's Association

(September 23, 2009) On Tuesday, September l5, 2009 residents, registrants, patients, families and staff from Broadlawn Manor and South Oaks Hospital walked around the designated path at The Long Island Home campus to demonstrate their support for The Alzheimerís Association.
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Broadlawn Manor Receives 5-Star Quality Rating

Gerard Kaiser, Vice President of Senior Services, proudly announced Broadlawn Manor has been awarded the 5 STAR Quality Rating by the United States government.
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The Long Island Home Honors John C. Mesloh with their highest honor, The Tapestry of Life Award

(January 23, 2009) The Long Island Homeís 8th Annual Tapestry Event, the Presidentís Cocktail Reception, being held on Thursday, January 29, 2009 at The Carltun in East Meadow will honor John C. Mesloh. The Tapestry of Life Award is the highest honor bestowed on an individual by The Long Island Home. Recipients of this award have all demonstrated advocacy in quality healthcare as well as outstanding leadership, commitment and dedication to the services provided by South Oaks Hospital and Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. This year, the funds raised for our Tapestry Event will be utilized to defray the cost of the Intergenerational Day at the Cradle of Aviation on November 20, 2008 and augment the many ongoing programs for kids and seniors.
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BROADLAWN MANOR NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER RECEIVES GRANT FROM FAITH HOME FOUNDATION INC.

(January 12, 2009) Gerard Kaiser, Vice President of Senior Services, announced Broadlawn Manor has been selected as the recipient of a generous grant from Faith Home Foundation Inc. located in Amityville.
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The Kiwanis Club of Massapequa Makes a Real Difference for Children at South Oaks Hospital

(January 6, 2009) The Holiday Season is a wonderful time of year for many Long Islanders. We look forward to family gatherings, greeting cards, holiday parties and gift giving. A time of year to share our hearts and treasure with those we love.

The Kiwanis Club of Massapequa chose to make a difference in the lives of children in our community.
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Broadlawn Manor Adult Day Services Voted 'The Best' Two Years in a Row - Survey Conducted by The Long Island Business News

(December 23, 2008) Kathleen Behan, RN, BC, Director of Adult Day Services at Broadlawn Manor, was proud to share this remarkable distinction with registrants, staff and families. Mrs. Behan stated, "This is wonderful recognition for our staff who strive continuously to enhance the quality of life for each of our registrants in a Home Away From Home environment. We appreciate and value the trust and confidence of the Long Island community."
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A Smoke-Free Environment

The Long Island Home campus is officially a Smoke-Free Facility.
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