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Melissa Gilbert

6 FYI 7 Quick Picks 8 Book Corner

Bina Bernard’s Keeping Secrets

10 Health

Woman’s Health Update

12 The Long Island Woman Interview Melissa Gilbert

16 Catching Up With Carol (Silva)

The INNspiring INN Soup Kitchen and You?

19 June/July Entertainment Calendar 24 Support Groups

Melissa Gilbert’s Favorites Favorite movie: My Favorite Year

Favorite outdoor home chore: Cleaning out the coop (“Chicken chores”)

Favorite song: “Melissa” by the Allman Brothers

Favorite recipe: Fried chicken

Favorite book: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Favorite saying: “How do you like them apples?”

Favorite Broadway show: A Chorus Line

Favorite show that you’ve binged-watched: Schitt’s Creek

Favorite episode from Little House on the Prairie: The Lord is my Shepherd

Favorite guilty pleasure: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, with this caveat: It’s because Kim and Kyle Richards had been on Little House.

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Breast Surgery Combined with Tummy Tuck and/or Liposuction by Charlotte Rhee, MD, F.A.C.S., P.C. Many of my patients come to me seeking help with the changes that can occur after childbirth. Following childbirth, a woman’s breast can grow to uncomfortable proportions or just the opposite can happen. A woman’s breast can actually lose volume and shrink, resulting in the breast appearing “deflated.” Additionally, a large number of women come to me seeking help with the post partum changes of their abdomen. During pregnancy the skin and abdominal wall muscles are stretched. Following childbirth, the abdomen can protrude and the skin can be loose or sag. In some cases, the abdominal muscles can be so weakened that the individual may look like she is still pregnant. Despite daily workouts including sit ups and crunches, a tummy tuck may be needed to restore these muscles.

ing breast reduction. Both groups of women want to have breasts that are proportional to their body size with the most natural result possible. In certain situations, a breast lift is also needed to tighten lax skin. The laxity can be the result of pregnancy or weight loss. When a breast lift is needed, I utilize the lollipop scar technique. A breast lift procedure is very similar to a breast reduction. The only difference is that with a breast reduction, breast tissue is removed.

Combined Breast/Tummy Tuck and Liposuction Procedures. Many of my patients who have breast surgery also have other procedures performed at the same time. This allows for one surgery and one recovery. The most common combined procedures performed by Dr. Rhee are breast surgery, whether it is a breast reduction or augmentation, combined with tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty. For those patients Breast Reduction Many of my patients who desire breast augmentation together with a tummy tuck, I am able to place Women with very large pendulous breasts may experience varied medical the breast implants through the tummy tuck incision, leaving the breasts without who have breast problems including back and neck pain. Also, the weight of large breasts can any scars. cause the bra straps to dig into the shoulders leaving groove markings. Large surgery also have other Liposuction is also commonly performed at the same time. Despite diet and breasts get in the way of physical activities such as running, making exercise exercise, certain areas of the body are prone to carry excess fat. For these areas, liprocedures performed and weight loss very difficult if not impossible. Breast reduction (reduction posuction can help. The most common areas for liposuction are the love handles at the same time. This (upper hip area) and thighs. mammaplasty), is a surgical procedure which makes breasts smaller. There are many different breast reduction techniques. The more traditional allows for one surgery Patients who have combined procedures do surprisingly well. In addition to method (inverted T-scar) leaves the breasts with a vertical, long horizontal having the benefit of just one recovery process, there can also be a significant and one recovery. scar (along the breast crease). “I utilize the Lejour technique, which leaves savings in price. the breast with a single vertical incision (lollipop scar) and, in my opinion, To learn more, please call our Huntington office to schedule a complimentawith a rounder more natural appearing breast and a better cosmetic result.” Breast reduc- ry consultation with Dr. Rhee at (631) 424-6707. Located at 257 E. Jericho Tpke., Huntington tions are performed as an outpatient procedure and are covered by insurance. Station. www.liplasticsurgery.com. Dr. Charlotte Rhee is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in Breast Augmentation Women who come to me seeking breast enlargement have very similar goals to those seek- breast surgery. advertisement

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are now training for NASA’s next mission to the Moon, slated to launch in 2025 on Artemis III, named for the Greek goddess who was the twin sister of the namesake of NASA’s lunar missions in the 1960s and 1970s. Learn more at cradleofaviation.org.

What We’re Wearing With many of us working remotely during the height of the pandemic, the concept of office wear flew out the window as we settled into our sweats and dumped constricting clothing. When women started returning to work in offices around February 2021, they went looking for suitable office wear: As today.com reports, “workwear pants were one of the biggest trends on TikTok and searches for the category jumped 21% during the last week of February alone;” stitchfix.com reported that 81% of its women clients ranked comfort as their top priority. Today, what we wear is continuing to evolve. Many are rejecting what some retailers call “hard pants” and embracing “the casualization of the lower half” — power casual, business comfort, athleisure, or workleisure designs that offer secret comfort (made of stretchy, soft fabrics like spandex), reports The New York Times. Workleisure, “the perfect mixture of workwear and comfortable loungewear,” mixes “knit sweaters, T-shirts, and elasticated trousers in smart fabrics and looser silhouettes,” according to easystandard.co.

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As a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut, Dr. Sally Ride made history on the space shuttle in 1983 to become the first American woman to fly into space. The achievement of the late astronaut will be honored with the installation of a gold and bronze commemorative statue at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, near where the first lunar landing spacecraft was built. The public is invited to the free unveiling and dedication ceremony on Friday, June 17 at 11 a.m. at the new Sally Ride Circle in front of the museum at Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in Garden City. Steven Barber, a documentary filmmaker whose idea it was to erect the statue and who organized its creation and placement, said, “It is my great hope that … it will open the floodgates to other monuments for high-achieving American women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).” Another first: in April 2021 NASA pledged to put a woman and a person of color on the Moon. Women candidates

Are the hills getting hillier? Is the wind getting windier? If that strikes a chord, then you might be ready for an ebike. If you’re looking to get the benefits of a traditional bike ride but just need to add a bit more oomph for the more challenging parts of your ride, a class 1 pedal-assist e-bike will do the job. Pedal-assist can add that extra power as needed, but only while you’re peddling. Many e-bikes tend to be on the heavy side (50+ lbs) and can be difficult to lift, but there are now some lighter bikes on the market that look similar to traditional bikes and have comparable weights. Many of these lighter e-bikes may be hard to find at bike shops due to high demand and supply issues, but you can find some online. Propella offers stylish, fairly lightweight and comparably affordable pedal-assist e-bikes without sacrificing quality. The removable bat-

tery that sits on the bike bar camouflages as a water bottle and the bike offers a smooth and comfortable ride with or without the power assistance. The bike requires some assembly and it’s advisable to have it assembled at a local bike shop. To see their selection of e-bikes visit propella.bike.

Fashion Forward As the heart of the country’s modeling industry, New York City employs 180,000 people, accounts for 6% of the workforce, and generates nearly $11 billion in wages, reports VogueBusiness.com. But there has been a lack of transparency and accountability of the companies that manage freelance models, stylists, makeup artists, and other independent creative talent. The explanation? “The people making decisions are overwhelmingly male,” while the industry is a female-dominated one, according to C. Nicole Mason, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Dr. Mason is also credited with inventing the term “She-cession” to describe how millions of women were forced out of their jobs or had to downsize their careers because of the pandemic. The Fashion Workers Act now being discussed in New York State’s legislative committees will likely pass; it will license and regulate management agencies, and is expected to start a nationwide trend. Another state bill, the Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act (the Fashion Act) is also in committee. It would hold fashion’s biggest businesses that do business in New York accountable for environmental and social matters. s To submit info for FYI consideration, please send it to fyi@liwomanonline.com. Propella 7 speed pedal-assist e-bike model 7s.

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June/July

by Annie Wilkinson

Powwow Pick e The Longest Day

The Center for Environmental Education and Discovery (CEED) Summer Solstice Event on Saturday, June 18 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. features plants, wildlife, and a powwow with Native American performers, at Washington Lodge, 287 S. Country Rd., Brookhaven. Free. See more at ceedli.org or 631-803-6780.

Tick Picks

Roll ‘em Away The Long Island Pine Barrens Society suggests that hikers keep a lint roller in the car to capture tiny hitchhikers. See more tips at pinebarrens.org.

Performance Pick All That Jazz

The Birds & the Bees Pick

Native Plant: Gardening for Birds, Bees and Butterfilies (Northeast) Entomologist Jaret C. Daniels, intoduces you to more than 100 native plants that are widely available for the Northeast, are easy to care for and provide great benefit to birds, bees, and butterflies. The author includes blooming charts, tips on attracting specific species, and garden plans and projects that show you just what to do, and they can be customized to suit your own specific interests. Available at Adventurewithkeen.com and online book sellers.

Hear live, swingin’ jazz at the Jazz Loft’s Wednesday Jam Sessions from 7-9:30 p.m. Admission is $5-$10. 275 Christian Ave., Stony Brook. See the performance calendar at thejazzloft.org.

Boating Pick

Cetacean Capers Join the Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island, Inc. (CRESLI) to view whales, dolphins, and more sea creatures on Wednesdays and Saturdays, July 3-Sept. 4, from 2-7 p.m. Departs from the Viking Fleet dock, 462 W. Lake Dr., Montauk; the cost is $80 (adults) and $50 (children 5-12). Reservations: 631-668-5700 or vikingfleet.com.

Career Pick

Virtual Veterans Veterans seeking work can be interviewed virtually at the Hirex Veteran Job Fair on June 27 and July 15 from 11 a.m.2 p.m. Free. Register at hirex.us.

Art Exhibit Pick

Black Achievement

Bridging talented communities of color in safe spaces, the Juneteenth Cultural Festival presents African drumming, vendors, a DJ and more, on Sunday, June 19 from 12-5 p.m. at Hicksville Long Island Rail Road, lots H16-H17, 125 John St. Free; register (required) at blacklegacypartnersllc.com.

Musical Theater Pick

Vintage Pick

Sagtikos Manor’s Antiques, Vintage and Collectibles Show features estate jewelry and garden pieces on Sunday, June 19 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 677 Montauk Hwy., Bay Shore. Admission $3. Details: sagtikosmanor.org.

Virtual Picks

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Juneteenth Pick

Collectibles Collection

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On Your Feet!

“It literally gets the audience off its seats,” says the New York Post. This Cuban-fusion show about Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio Estefan plays July 14-Aug. 28 at the John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. Tickets at engemantheater.com.

Robert T. Bloom combines photography and computer-facilitated painting in Falling in Love with Long Island. View the free online exhibit at youtube. com/c/GreatNeckLibrary thru June 30th. Questions? Contact Adam Hinz at 516-4668055 or ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org. Submissions for Quick Picks should be sent to fyi@liwomanonline.com for consideration.

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Book Corner

by Carol Hoenig

Bina Bernard’s “Keeping Secrets”

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ike the protagonist in her novel, Keeping Secrets, Bina Bernard was born in Poland and forced to survive WWII by masquerading as a gentile while living in Warsaw. Even though she decided to publish this harrowing tale as fiction, Bina understands the immigrant experience and bases her story on actual events. We discussed a number of topics inspired by her real-life experiences.

You wrote about political figures and writers for People magazine. How did writing for the magazine compare to writing fiction? Whether reporting for a magazine or writing fiction, you are telling a story. Both usually require a lot of rewriting. Journalist-turned novelist Tom Wolfe said that writing fiction is harder than non-fiction because you had to make up the characters and the story. Luckily, I had actual characters I could draw upon. I just had to find a path to tell their story. So the characters are what inspired the telling of this story? A lot of books have been written about the Holocaust. Not as many have been written about what happened to the people who survived. I decided that story, which is my story, was worth telling. In writing Keeping Secrets, I wanted to demonstrate the damage war inflicted on all survivors, even those who are functioning and appeared to be fully intact. But it is also the story of a family. I hope the takeaway for readers is that while starting over is not easy, it is possible. Scars may not totally disappear, but they do fade over time. In light of Madeline Albright’s recent death and learning about how her family had to hide their be“I wanted to ing Jewish, it seems that it wasn’t uncommon during those horrible years for Jewish people. What are demonstrate your thoughts on that? Do you think families strugthe damage war gled with making the decision to lie about who they really were? inflicted on all It was a time of crisis. People did whatever they survivors, even could to survive. Unlike Madeline Albright, who was not told the truth, I knew we were Jews masthose who are querading as Christians in order to stay safe. It was functioning and frightening for me at a very young age because I appeared to be understood the danger. But I always knew who I was. fully intact.” After the war was over, my parents decided we 8• Long Island Woman • June/July 2022

had to leave Poland. We were still living as gentiles because post-war Poland was not safe for returning Jews. Since most of our family was killed, our goal was to be reunited with my father’s brothers in America. Trying to leave Poland under Communist control put the family back in war mode. The Communist government closed the borders, allowing only displaced persons to leave the country. With false papers documenting us as Hungarians, we crossed the border into Czechoslovakia. Hiding in safe houses along the way, we arrived in the American sector two weeks later and settled for a time in a displaced person’s camp. The protagonist, Hannah, is a journalist. Did you use your experiences to help inform her character? Hannah’s job at her magazine is a lot less chaotic than mine was as one of the founding editors of People magazine. But Hannah’s attitude toward her subjects and her working relationships at the magazine certainly were informed by my own experience. Also like Hannah, whose mantra was “No Mistakes Allowed,” making a mistake, large or small, is a real problem for me to this day. Intellectually I know that a mistake now would not result in someone dying the way a slip I might have made during the War could have meant death. But any mistake on my part makes me almost as anxious today as it did during the War. In your acknowledgments, you say that you owe much to Joseph Heller for encouraging you to write your novel. How did he encourage you? I was interviewing Joseph Heller for People magazine when his second novel, Something Happened, was about to be published. Heller told me that the original title for his World War II black comedy, Catch 22, was actually Catch 18. But he couldn’t use that number because Leon Uris had just written Mila 18 about the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. Mila 18 was the street address of the Warsaw Ghetto. When I told Heller that I had seen the Warsaw Ghetto burn, that I had lived in Poland during the war, he kept quizzing me about what I had lived through. I told him the bare minimum. It was a subject I didn’t talk about. Most people didn’t even know that I was foreign-born. I refused to speak a word of English when we came to the U.S. until I knew I could speak without an accent. It took me three months. Heller urged me to write a memoir. “You are the Anne Frank who lived,” he said. I was not ready to tell that story then. I was better at asking questions than talking about myself. But he had planted a seed. l To advertise: 516-505-0555 x1 • liwomanonline.com/advertise


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Woman’s Health Update Misophonia: When those little sounds are BIG for you You hear your spouse breathing nearby and you instantly get anxious. You avoid restaurants because you can’t stand the sound of chewing. Sounds other people don’t even seem to notice, drive you up a wall. You might have misophonia. People with misophonia are affected emotionally by common sounds– usually those made by others, and usually ones that other people don’t pay attention to. These sounds create a fight-or-flight response that triggers anger and a desire to escape. Misophonia is little studied and we don’t know how common it is. It affects some worse than others and can lead to isolation, as people suffering from this condition try to avoid these trigger sounds. People who have misophonia often feel embarrassed and don’t mention it to healthcare providers–and often healthcare providers haven’t heard of it anyway. Nonetheless, misophonia is a real disorder and one that seriously compromises functioning, socializing, and ultimately mental health. Misophonia usually appears around age 12, and likely affects more people than we realize. New research has started to identify the causes of misophonia. A Britishbased research team studied 20 adults with misophonia and 22 without it. They all rated the unpleasantness of different sounds. Both groups rated the unpleasantness of babies crying and people screaming about the same, as they did the neutral sounds. This confirmed that the misophonic persons were more affected by specific trigger sounds, but don’t differ much from others regarding other types of sounds. The researchers also noted that persons with misophonia showed much greater physiological signs of stress (increased sweat and heart rate) to the trigger sounds of People with eating and breathing than those without it. Misophonia clinics exist throughout the U.S. and treatmisophonia ments such as auditory distraction (with white noise or are affected headphones) and cognitive behavioral therapy have shown some success in improving functioning. For more informaemotionally tion, visit the Misophonia Association at misophonia-assoby common ciation.org.

sounds–usually The severity of menopause symptoms can those made affect a woman’s cognitive performance Menopause is often accompanied by an array of sympby others, and toms that can detract from a woman’s quality of life. A new study suggests that the severity of some of those sympusually ones that toms—especially depression and sexual dysfunction—were other people linked to a woman’s cognitive performance. Study results are published online in January’s issue of Menopause, the don’t pay journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). attention to. Not all women experience menopause the same way. Pre10 • Long Island Woman • June/July 2022

vious studies have evaluated the effect of symptoms on a woman’s physical and mental wellbeing. This new study involving more than 400 women is different because it evaluated the effect of the severity of menopause symptoms on overall cognitive performance and its five domains, including orientation, registration, attention, recall, and language and visuospatial skills. Among other things, researchers in this new study considered the severity of such common menopause symptoms as sexual dysfunction, vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes), depression, and anxiety. They concluded that the cognitive performance of women is sensitive to the severity of certain menopause symptoms, especially depression and sexual dysfunction. In this particular study, no association was identified between the severity of vasomotor symptoms and cognitive performance, although other studies have suggested that such an association exists. Study results are published in the article “Is cognitive performance of women sensitive to the severity of menopausal symptoms?” This study highlights the effect of menopause symptoms on cognitive functioning and demonstrates a link between severe depressive and sexual symptoms, specifically, with cognitive performance. Mood disturbances are common in the menopause transition and can affect memory and sexual functioning. These findings underscore the importance of evaluating women for menopause symptoms and providing appropriate treatment, when indicated, including treatment of depression and sexual dysfunction.

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THE LONG ISLAND WOMAN INTERVIEW

Melissa Gilbert

Back to the Prairie


by CAROL HOENIG

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hen Melissa Gilbert and her husband, actor and director Timothy Busfield, bought a cabin in the Catskills just prior to the pandemic, there was no thought of writing a book about it until Melissa’s agent suggested as much. Thanks to that suggestion, readers can now find Back to the Prairie: A Home Remade, A Life Rediscovered in bookstores. Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with Melissa via Zoom. She was in Chicago at the time while her husband was directing an episode of the medical drama, Chicago Med. At the beginning of the conversation, Melissa warned me that there might be whining or even barking because three days earlier they adopted a sweet puppy they named Chicago from a shelter in that fair city. She then scooped up that sweet pup and brought her to the camera so that I could see her, and I was immediately smitten. “After we lost our French bulldog last summer,” Melissa said, “I promised Tim that I wouldn’t be getting any more pets, but then when we were walking by an animal shelter and saw a volunteer in the window holding this puppy, Tim pointed it out, saying, ‘Do you want her? I’m ready.’ Of course I was ready! And she is the easiest puppy we ever had. We don’t know a lot about her. All we know is that she came from Alabama…and not with a banjo on her knee. She may be a yellow lab, but I just DNA swabbed her yesterday, so we’ll see.” I began by asking Melissa if she’d ever read any of the books written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. “Yes, I read, Little House in the Big Woods when I was in third grade and then in fourth grade, I read Little House on the Prairie right when I was cast to play Laura Ingalls. I read the script. Well, it was with my mom. So when I auditioned for the role, I knew exactly who Laura was, especially when I put on my costume and they taught me how to use a hook to button up my high-top boots.” I wanted to know if there was any intimidation in playing that character, especially being only nine years old. “No, all I kept thinking was how much fun this was going to be. First, because there’s going to be animals and, second, because we were going to travel and I love to travel. Once we got on location there was this immediate, giant family of the entire cast and crew that included everybody’s significant other and their children. That’s how Michael Landon traveled his crews. So there were plenty of kids to play with.” There are a lot of delightful stories in Back to the Prairie about a number of topics, including the challenges Melissa faced after buying the cabin, from dealing with rodents, wasps and other wildlife, as well as the pandemic, which was in full force at the time. I’d asked if any of the experiences she had as Laura Ingalls gave her some insight into what it means to live in such a rural, isolated location that she wrote about. “Well, the book is more than just the autobiographical facts of what we did because you can’t write about that time and not talk about the emotional impact of what we were going through. Not just the pandemic, but what we were going through with the racial reckoning and things that were happening on the streets. And continuing to happen now. It was such an impactful time for all of us. So I had no idea if people would want to read about it again, but it’s so important to keep that record and not only remind ourselves of what that was like but pat ourselves on the back for making it through. We’re here and all the

things that ultimately matter are family, community, love, home, acceptance and understanding.” I told Melissa that I was a little jealous that she had the escape of that cabin, or Cabbage, as she and Tim referred to it since they combined the words cottage and cabin. “Oh my gosh,” she said, “I don’t know what we would’ve done if we’d been stuck in our apartment in New York City. I felt horrible for anyone that didn’t have that escape. I felt blessed with the timing that we managed to have heat and water, so The Cabbage was livable right when the pandemic happened.” As grateful as Melissa was to have that escape she explained that she felt terrible because so many people were suffering. “So for me to say it was like an unplugged honeymoon sounds insensitive. It was just Tim and me and we were each other’s best companions. Being locked down like we were and not having to think about what came next was a luxury that neither of us ever experienced because we always felt the need to be driven. It was nice just to relax. But that’s not to say we didn’t worry, but that experience really pared it down to what we needed versus what we wanted. And what we needed was each other.” But was there any time Melissa missed the glamour and glitz of city life while living in the Catskills? “I was pretty much glamoured and glitzed out to begin with,” she said. “What I did miss was socializing, as everyone did. I missed being able to walk out the door, jump on the subway and get sushi. I missed sushi! You could get take-out from restaurants in the city and you could upstate, too, but they weren’t as convenient since they were quite a drive away.” So, what was life was like in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Walnut Grove compared to life in the Catskills? Similar to the Ingalls, Melissa learned survival skills. After all, she created a home out of something her realtor initially thought wasn’t worth considering to her needing surgery, and had the same resolve as Laura did without a smidgen of self-pity. I asked what she attributed that to. “A long time ago,” she says, “I consciously decided that I was going to live my life in a place of gratitude. That’s not to say I didn’t have times that I wasn’t hard on myself, always in a scramble to keep up with the Joneses. When I was in my early thirties, someone suggested that I sit down and write a grateful list. I immediately thought it was the stupidest thing I ever heard of,” she said with a laugh. “But I was told to start with number one: being able to see. And, it didn’t even occur to me that that was a given, but of course, it wasn’t a given. A lot of people can’t see. But there was something about making that list that reminded me of just how lucky and privileged I was and that list just grew! That’s not to say I don’t have my moments, but I’d say at this point I’m a pretty easygoing individual.” Being on Little House around different animals was pure joy for Melissa. So, years later, she found life in the Catskills could also bring her joy as she befriended a particular deer, learned to keep bears away and simply dwelled in the pleasures of being sunk in nature. Melissa also has chickens, to which she gave names to each and every one. “They are huge now because they are all puffed out for winter and they lay the most extraordinary eggs.” I couldn’t help but see Carolyn Ingalls in my mind’s eye bringing her basket of eggs to Oleson’s Mercantile on Little House when Melissa shared that she

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really close. We vacationed donated a lot of the eggs to the Melissa in Little House on the Prairie together every spring break. He local food bank. As it happens, it was the man who threw me was actually an “egg” story that around in the swimming pool.” was the beginning of Melissa’s Although her husband interest in cooking. sometimes calls her Half-Pint, “I was nine years old and after Little House, Melissa took wanted to make breakfast for my on some other impressive roles, mother on Mother’s Day. I made including Anne Frank and Helen her eggs and added a lot of garlic Keller. I wondered what she’d because I believed more was learned playing those biggerbetter. My mother, God bless than-life characters. her, ate it all and told me they Melissa hesitated before saying, were the best she ever had in her “I learned so much that trying to life.” That encouragement led to quantify it is an understatement. Melissa’s love of cooking. I did The Miracle Worker as a Following the publication in play first, which required a whole 2010 of Prairie Tale: A Memoir, new skill set. And with The Diary Melissa published My Prairie of Anne Frank, I got to work with Cookbook: Memories and some of the greatest actors in the Frontier Food from My Little House to Yours in 2014. Readers will be pleased to know that Melissa includes world.” Melissa got to work with Maximilian Schell who played Anne Frank’s some recipes in this latest book. “Cooking for me is a creative outlet and a father and Joan Plowright, who played Anne Frank’s mother. “I did not know who Joan Plowright was married to. One day she told me that therapy.” I then wanted to know if Melissa read any of the books written by other Little her husband was coming for lunch and, even though I didn’t know who he was, as a cocky teenager, I said that I was excited to meet him. He comes to the set House cast members. “I read all of them. The most recent one was Karen Grassle’s book, which I and it’s suddenly silent. I turned around and it was Laurence Olivier! I recognized loved.” (Bright Lights, Prairie Dust: Reflections on Life, Loss, and Love from Little him right away. I mean, wow, Heathcliff!” It didn’t escape me that so many child actors don’t survive as well as Melissa House’s Ma.) “It’s really interesting to read other people’s perspectives about a time that was so meaningful to me. And because she was a proponent of equal did. I asked what she attributed that to and without skipping a beat she replied, rights for women, Karen blazed a trail for me that I walked through. I don’t think “Therapy. There’s nothing else that I can say but therapy. I spent many decades I would have considered running for President of the Screen Actors Guild had in therapy. Uncover. Discover. Discard. But I haven’t spoken to my therapist in I not known her or Patty Duke.” (Melissa was the 26th President of the Screen a long time since life became manageable and doesn’t seem like a thing I need anymore. I started to answer my own questions and trust them instinctively. I am Actors Guild from 2001-2005.) Sadly, Michael Landon, who played comfortable and grounded now.” Melissa is also very honest in her book when she addresses financial issues. I Laura’s father on Little House, passed away in 1991. I asked Melissa if she was surprised to read how she needed to budget when purchasing necessities was too young to watch him on the to make the cabin livable. After all, she’s a celebrity. Why would she need to successful tv show, Bonanza, and budget? “Well, there’s this sad misconception perpetuated by the internet. If you she said that she had no idea who he was when she first met him. “My Google any celebrity the first thing to pop up is their net worth and there’s an family was freaked out when we assumption of their monetary value, as if we walk on red carpets wherever we were going to meet him. Unless go. But the majority of us are gig workers, we work from job to job. We’re okay, he was Batman, I didn’t care. But but we work hard and go through chunks of time where we’re not working and when I first met him, I knew there have to be mindful. The bottom line, though, is that Tim and I are comfortable, was something special about him.” happy and healthy.” Besides just focusing on acting, Melissa was encouraged to run for Congress So what was her relationship with him like when she did get to in the 2016 election and said she was grateful to have Long Island’s former Congressman Steve Israel as her mentor through the congressional process. “He know him? “He was everything you was incredibly helpful,” she said. She went on to win the Democratic primary imagined him to be and more. but had to make the difficult decision to drop out due to her health issues which Protective. Witty. Brilliant. she discusses in the book. There was so much more that we talked about, including the obvious pride and Generous. I was blessed not only to have worked with him but to love that Melissa has for her grandchildren. Much of it, though, can be found in have a personal relationship Back to the Prairie. And as for Chicago, her new puppy–she didn’t whine or bark with him. Our families were once during the entire interview. ▲

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oy, did we have it rough two summers ago. We couldn’t know it was the beginning of a two-year pandemic that would shut down our world. We all have stories about empty 2020 store shelves and the panic to buy toilet paper, sanitizing products and face masks. The insecurity was everywhere. We didn’t know who might get sick next or what business might shut down tomorrow. The U.S. Census Bureau reports nearly thirty million Americans didn’t have enough to eat in 2019 and 2020. Millions of others couldn’t pay their rent. Plus, there was the isolation, whose effects are still echoing today, especially in our kids. It’s a relief to feel more normalcy today. However, that’s not everyone’s story. Today the lines at Long lsland’s first and largest soup kitchen remain double what they were before COVID struck. Last year The Interfaith Nutrition Network still served 206,729 hungry children and adults who still needed help, even after the pandemic was loosening its grip. People on the edge of abject hunger or homelessness had no backup for a pandemic. Incredibly Jean tells the The INN finds a way to help despite the end of governstory of one ment COVID relief money and the return of only a third of guest who gets their cooks and other volunteers. But who are the INN guests? I’ve been asked, “Why don’t up at 4 every they get jobs? They’re hiring everywhere.” So, I turned to Jean Kelly, who started as The INN’s “temporary” volunmorning and teer coordinator in 1983. Today Jean is their Chief Executakes 3 buses tive Officer and explains that many of The INN’s guests are just trying to survive lives of trauma. Childhoods built to his job that on neglect, abuse, emotional desertion, and stories too horrible to share about sex abuse, including of very young pays less than children. Many were moved from home to home, with no minimum wage. consistent schooling. Some homes had nearly empty food She adds, “When shelves. All the hardships we desperately work to protect our children from. Jean says, “No one took care of them. The INN has It all breeds mental illness. They don’t feel worthy. They don’t feel human.” So, the good folks at The INN care for bikes, it’s like them, including for guests who’ve lost jobs or lost everygiving away a thing in home fires. Other INN guests may have jobs, but they’re very lowcar.” paying and a challenge to get to, given Long Island’s

limited mass transit. Jean tells the story of one guest who gets up at four every morning and takes three buses to his job that pays less than minimum wage. She adds, “When The INN has bikes, it’s like giving away a car.” 2016 was a big year for The INN. They decided to put themselves out of business by connecting their guests to jobs and homes. The INN opened the CTC: the Center for Transformative Change. In the Hempstead building next to the soup kitchen, mental health counselors help guests address fears and frustrations that may have evolved into anger and deCarol with Jean Kelly pression. Human Resource and other volunteers help INN guests begin job searches. That often means having to locate birth certificates and Social Security cards, identification they lost years ago. After getting refurbished cellphones, guests get help establishing email accounts they need to even begin applying for work. Next, volunteers explain job applications and interview skills. Finally, guests are given new interview outfits. It’s working! In the past six years, hundreds of guests have moved through the CTC and on to independent lives. I’ve loved doing work with The INN since the 1980s because it’s one of Long Island’s finest and most loving organizations. This year I’m humbled to be honored by The INN along with Northwell Health President and CEO Michael Dowling. And you can help the guests’ COVID comeback, from your living room or in person. At the soup kitchen you can fill grocery bags, stock food shelves, join the fun kitchen crew, or work in the clothing boutique. From home, you can send a donation (no donation is too small.) Or go to Amazon and send essential toiletries including travel-size toothbrushes, soaps, shampoos, underwear, socks, and essential baby diapers. YOU will feel so good helping! It’s simple to care for the most vulnerable of us. If each of us does just a little good, it can grow into a massive pile of goodness! Perhaps start here. The next time you see someone who appears to be in need, don’t look away. Look at them and smile. Let them know you see the human in them. The INN, 100 Madison Ave., Hempstead, 11550. the-inn.org/how-to-help l Carol Silva is the Emmy Award-winning veteran News 12 Long Island news anchor, TedX and motivational speaker and creator of The Silva Lining Podcast, available on Apple Podcasts, Audible.com and wherever you hear your podcasts.

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The Doobie Brothers: 7:30pm. Jones Beach Theatre Roger McGuinn: 7:30pm. Landmark on Main St.

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Jack Johnson: 7:30pm. Jones Beach Theatre Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Review: 7:30pm. Landmark on Main St.

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Brooks & Dunn/Travis Tritt/Elvie Shane: 7pm. Jones Beach Theatre Thursday Night Face Off (improv comedy): 8pm. Patchogue Theatre Loading Dock

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Robert Gordon: 8:30pm. The Metropolitan Paul Anka: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury Get The Led Out (Led Zep tribute): 8pm. The

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1 Ski Run Lane. Farmingville. 631.648.2500. licommunityhospitalamp.com

The Argyle Theatre

Jones Beach Theater

895 Bay Parkway, Wantagh. 516.221.1000. livenation.com

Landmark on Main St

34 W. Main St., Babylon. 844.631.LIVE (5483). argyletheatre.com

232 Main St., Port Washington. 516.767.6444. landmarkonmainstreet.org

CMPAC (CM Performing Arts Center)

Madison Theatre

931 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale. 631.218.2810. cmpac.com

John W. Engeman Theater

250 Main St., Northport. 516.323.4444. engemantheater.com

The Gateway

215 S. Country Rd., Bellport. 631.286.1133. thegateway.org

1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 516.323.4444. madisontheatreny.org

The Metropolitan

13 Pratt Blvd., Glen Cove. 516.323.4444. eppypresents.com

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516.334.0800.

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The Paramount

Star Playhouse

SYJCC, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack. starplayhouse.com

370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631.673.7300. paramountny.com

The Suffolk Theater

The Patchogue Theatre

Theatre Three

71 E. Main St., Patchogue. 631.207.1313. patchoguetheatre.org

Plaza Elmont

3700 Hempstead Tpke.,Elmont. 516.599.6870. plazabroadwaylongisland.com

Staller Center

100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. 631.632.2787. stallercenter.com

118 E. Main St., Riverhead. 631.727.4343. suffolktheater.com 412 Main St., Port Jefferson. 631.928.9100. theatrethree.com

UBS Arena

2400 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont . 516.460.8599. ubsarena.com

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center 776 Main St., Westhampton Beach. 631.288.1500. whbpac.org

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Paramount Jokes on Main Comedy: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: 8pm. Suffolk Theater

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Tears for Fears/Garbage: 7:30pm. Jones Beach Theatre Get The Led Out (Led Zep tribute): 8pm. The Paramount Robert Klein: 8pm. Suffolk Theater Neha Kakkar: 7:30pm. UBS Arena The Mikado: A Long Island Fantasy: 8pm. Landmark on Main St.

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Sir Paul (McCartney tribute): 3pm. The Metropolitan

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China Crisis: 8pm. The Metropolitan

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Dave Matthews Band: 7:30pm. Jones Beach Theatre

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Steely Dan/Dave Stryker: 7:30pm. Jones Beach Theatre Starset: 7pm. The Paramount

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Pat Benatar & Neal Geraldo: 8pm. The Paramount The Secret Society of the Odd: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre Loading Dock Forever Ray (Ray Charles tribute): 8pm. Suffolk Theater New Kids On The Block/ Salt-N-Pepa/Rick Astley/ En Vogue: 7:30pm. UBS Arena Pianofest in the Hamptons: 7pm. WHBPAC

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Xanadu This Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends, Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. Based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, Xanadu is hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired. When: June 24 - July 3 Where: Madison Theatre at Molloy College Tickets: Tickets available now! madisontheatreny.org/event/xanadu/ or call 516-323-4446

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Don Felder: 7pm. Suffolk Theater

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Yacht Rock Revue: 5pm. Ampitheater at Bald Hill 80’s Revolution: 8pm. The Gateway Whitney Cummings: 8pm. WHBPAC

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Best of The Eagles: 8pm. The Gateway The Chicks/Patti Griffin: 7:30pm. Jones Beach Theatre Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot: 8pm. The Paramount John Hiatt & The Goners: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre Masters of the Telecaster: 8pm. Suffolk Theater Dave Mason: 8pm. WHBPAC

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The Fest: 4pm. Ampitheater at Bald Hill Celisse: 8pm. WHBPAC

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Kinky Boots Kinky Boots is the freshest, most fabulous, feelgood musical and the winner of every major award, including the Tony® Award for Best Musical! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein, this ‘dazzling, sassy and uplifting musical celebrates a joyous story, inspired by true life events, taking you from the factory floor of a men’s shoe factory to the glamorous catwalks of Milan! It’s the ultimate fun night out for everyone to experience the energy, joy, and laughter of this dazzling show. When: thru July 3rd Where: The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport Tickets: 631-261-2900 or engemantheater.com advertisement

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Josh Groban: 7pm. Jones Beach Theatre Corky Laings Mountain: 8pm. The Metropolitan Killer Queen (Queen tribute): 8pm. The Paramount The Glenn Crytzer Orchestra: 8pm. Suffolk Theater Long Island Comedy Festival: 8pm. Theatre Three

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Broadway Summer Nights: 8pm. Argyle Theater Killer Queen (Queen tribute): 8pm. The Paramount Love Letters (Mercedes Ruehl & Harris Yulin): 8pm. Suffolk Theater Beginnings (Chicago tribute): 8pm. Theatre Three

The Royal Scam (Steely Dan tribute): 8pm. The Metropolitan Back to the Eighties with Jessie’s Girl: 8pm. The Paramount Larger Than Life (Boy band tribute): 8pm. Theatre Three

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Backstreet Boys: 7:30pm. Jones Beach Theatre Wild Child (Jim Morrison tribute): 8pm. The Paramount The Doo Wop Project: 8pm. Suffolk Theater Fast Lane (Eagles tribute): 8pm. Theatre Three Mike Epps: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury Keb’ Mo’: 8pm. WHBPAC

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Jon Anderson with the Paul Anderson Rock Academy: 7pm. The Paramount

Third Eye Blind/Taking Back Sunday: 7pm. Jones Beach Theatre Liverpool Shuffle (Beatles tribute-brunch): The Metropolitan Howard Jones/Midge Ure: 7pm. Patchogue Theatre Albert Cummings: 7pm. Suffolk Theater Kelli O’Hara: 8pm. WHBPAC

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Patton Oswalt: 8pm. The Paramount Stephen Marley: 8pm. WHBPAC

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Chicago/Brian Wilson: 7pm. Jones Beach Theatre

Mary Lamont: 7pm. Northport Library. 151 Laurel

Old Jews Telling Jokes is an evening in the catskills with jokes, skits, song and dance! It’s an outrageous evening of hysterical routines that pays tribute to and reinvents classic jokes of the past and present. Like rye bread, kosher pickles, and bagels, this show is for everyone! You’ll laugh ‘til you plotz! “Hilarious!... magnificent, wnduring rhythm of Jewish humor!” - New York Times “Chock full of laughs!” - Mel Brooks Warning: Adult (bawdy) humor! For adults 18+ When: July 14–August 14 Where: Landmark on Main St., Pt. Washington Tickets: Call 1-855-HITSHOW (1-855-448-7469) or online: bit.ly/3Lrmch8 advertisement

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OneRepublic: 7pm. Jones Beach Theatre

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Chris Rock and Kevin Hart: 8pm. Jones Beach Theatre Icons of Vinyl: 8pm. The Paramount Everclear/Fastball/The Nixons: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre

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The Black Keys/Band of Horses: 7pm. Jones Beach Theatre Blue Race and the Molotov Cocktails: 8pm. The Metropolitan Eli Young Band: 8pm. The Paramount Fleetwood Macked: 8pm. Theatre Three

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Kidz Bop: 6pm. Jones Beach Theatre Taylor Swift DJ Party: 9pm. The Paramount The Linda Ronstadt Experience: 8pm. Suffolk Theater Beatlemania Now: 8pm. Theatre Three Jay Leno: 8pm. WHBPAC

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Taj Mahal: 8pm. WHBPAC

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Phish: 7:30pm. Jones Beach Theatre

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Phish: 7:30pm. Jones Beach Theatre

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Head Over Heals is the hit Broadway musical set to the music of The Go-Go’s! It is the bold new musical comedy from the visionaries that rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q, and Spring Awakening. This laugh-out-loud love story–set to the music of the iconic 1980’s all-female rock band– include the hit songs,”We Got the Beat,”“Our Lips Are Sealed,”“Vacation,” Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth” and”Mad About You.”

A play written by A.R. Gurney, directed by Harris Yulin, and produced by Josh Gladstone. Starring Mercedes Ruehl (Academy Award, Golden Globe Award & Tony Award Winner; Big; The Fisher King) and Harris Yulin (Ozark, Scarface, Billions, Training Day). This internationally-acclaimed play is a heart-warming story about two people who write letters to each other over fifty years. Romantic and bittersweet, their correspondence follows a path of boarding schools, marriage, children, divorce and missed opportunities.

When: June 3–26 Where: The Gateway Playhouse, 215 South Country Rd., Bellport Tickets: TheGateway.org. 631-286-1133

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Brian Regan: 8pm. The Paramount Kasim Sultan’s Utopia: 8pm. Suffolk Theater Bobby Brooks Wilson/The Chiclettes: 8pm. Theatre Three Dave Attell: 8pm. WHBPAC

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Freestyle Feast: 5pm. Ampitheater at Bald Hill Vizitorz: 8pm. The Metropolitan Brian Regan: 7pm. The Paramount

Ongoing The Buddy Holly Story: thru June 26. Argyle Theatre Footloose: July 14-August 28. Argyle Theatre Polkadots thru June 26. AUPAC Bye Bye Birdie August 6-20. CMPAC Kinky Boots: thru July 3. Engeman Theater On Your Feet: July 14-August 28. Engeman Theater Head Over Heels: June 3-26. The Gateway The Little Mermaid: July 15-August 7. The Gateway Old Jews Telling Jokes: July 14-August 14. Landmark on Main St.

Eddie B: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band: 8pm. Suffolk Theater Selena and Gloria Estefan Tribute: 8pm. Theatre Three Chris Isaak: 8pm. WHBPAC

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Incubus/Sublime with Rome/The Aquadolls: 7:30pm. Jones Beach Theatre The High Kings: 7pm. Suffolk Theater Lyle Lovett and his Large Band: 8pm. WHBPAC In The Heights: June 3-12. Madison Theatre Squirrel Screams and Other Dating Sounds: June 16-July 9. Madison Theatre Xanadu: June 24-July 3. Madison Theatre All Shook Up: July 15-31. Madison Theatre The Color Purple: thru June 12. Plaza Elmont Stony Brook Film Festival: July 21-30. Staller Center Every Brilliant Thing: July 10-August 28. Theatre Three Mamma Mia: thru June 25. Theatre Three Cirque du Soleil: Crystal: July 21-24. UBS Arena

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Support Groups Addictions AA/Al Anon Meetings.......................888.4AL.ANON (425.2666) al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings

linda.martinez@nyulangone.org nyuwinthrop.org/community-health/support-groups Day Haven Adult Day Services ..........................................................631.585.2020 x261 Community Programs Center of L.I., dayhaven.org

AA/NA/Family Support.......516.746.0350 (Nassau) .................................................. 631.822.3396 (Suffolk) THRIVE Recovery Community and Outreach Center Dementia Caregivers............................. 516.767.6856 Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center thriveliorg Westbury. lidementia.org Alcoholics Anonymous........................ 516.292.3040 Early Stage Dementia Program.......... 516.634.4192 nassauny-aa.org, suffolkny-aa.org Oceanside. pjaffe@friedbergjcc.org. friedbergjcc.com Debtors Anonymous..............................212.969.8111 Lewy Body Dementia Resource Center danyc.info .................................................................... 516.218.2026 Families Anonymous............................800.736.9805 Long Beach. lbdny.org familiesanonymous.org Spouse/Partner.......................................516.663.8220 Food Addicts Anonymous.................. 772.878.9657 NYU Langone, Mineola. foodaddictsanonymous.org linda.martinez@nyulangone.org Gamblers Anonymous................ 516.484.1545 x200 nyuwinthrop.org/community-health/support-groups Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org Gamblers Anonymous.........................855.222.5542 gamblersanonymous.org Gam-Anon Hotline..................................718.352.1671 gam-anon.org Long Island Recovery Association.... 631.552.LIRA lirany.org. Narcotics Anonymous.......... 631.689.NANA (6262) St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 Nicotine Anonymous............................877.879.6422 nicotine-anonymous.org Overeaters Anonymous............. 516.484.1545 x196 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org Overeaters Anonymous.......................631.981.5850 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org/community-resources S-Anon Anonymous (Partners of Sexaholics) ....................................................................267.295.2795 sanon.org Smoking Cessation................................631.853.2928 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org/events/smoking-cessation Smoking Cessation Workshops......... 516.629.2013 St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn stfrancisheartcenter.chsli.org/smoking-cessation-classes Women for Sobriety............................. 215.536.8026 womenforsobriety.org

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Alzheimer’s and Dementia.................. 516.767.6856 Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center Westbury. lidementia.org Alzheimer’s Association .....................800.272.3900 Melville. alz.org/longisland

Bereavement Support

Young Widows and Widowers...........631.495.8541 St. Matthew Church, Dix Hills smrcc.org/ministry-of-bereavement

Breast Cancer Support

Breast Cancer..........................................800.877.8077 Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Support Garden City. breast-cancer.adelphi.edu

Breast Cancer...........................................516.377.5333 Mt. Sinai South Nassau, Oceanside southnassau.org/sn/support-groups

Bereavement.............................................516.377.5333 Mt. Sinai South Nassau, Oceanside southnassau.org/sn/support-groups Bereavement............................................516.520.2706 St. Joseph Hospital, Bethpage. stjosephhospital.chsli.org/bereavement-groups-0 Bereavement for Children and Families .....................................................................516.626.1971 North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center northshorechildguidance.org H.E.A.L. (Help Ease A Loss)...................631.265.4520 St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Smithtown 030acef.netsolhost.com Holocaust Survivors...............................516.569.6733 The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC, Lawrence guraljcc.org/older-adults/chaverim-program-forholocaust-survivors Bereavement..................................631.462.9800 x151 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. syjcc.org/index.php/adults

Alzheimer’s Caregivers......................... 516.292.1300 Family and Children’s Assoc., Mineola info@FCALI.org. fcali.org

Widow/Widowers.........................631.462.9800 x151 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. syjcc.org/index.php/adults Moving Forward: Loss of a Spouse .516.634.4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org friedbergjcc.org/support-services

Lung Cancer............................................ 631.686.2500 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org/community-resources

Wellness after Cancer.................................. 516.734.8203 Monter Cancer Center, Lake Success northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Huntington Hospital....................................... 631.351.2013

Bereavement..................................516.822.3535 x328 Mid Island JCC., Plainview. miyjcc.net/adult-support-groups

Cancer.........................................................516.377.5333 Mt. Sinai South Nassau, Oceanside southnassau.org/sn/support-groups

American Cancer Society.................... 800.227.2345 cancer.org

Breast Cancer.......................................... 631.376.4104 Good Samaritan Hospital, W. Islip. goodsamaritan.chsli.org/support-groups-0

Bereavement............................................ 516.634.4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org

Brain Tumor.............................................631.474.2323 Gardian Brown Foundation. guardianbrain.com

Lymphedema.......................................... 631.686.7648 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org/community-resources

Bereavement Center for H.O.P.E............................................516.216.5194 Lake Success. North Shore Univ. Hosptal........................ 516.562.4750 Manhasset northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Cancer Support

Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline ....................................................................800.877.8077 breast-cancer.adelphi.edu

Women’s Breast & Reproductive Cancers ..........................................................631.462.9800 x151 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. syjcc.org/index.php/adults/

Bereavement.......................................... 631.499.8520 St. Matthew Church, Dix Hills. smrcc.org/ministry-of-bereavement

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Young Widow and Widowers............. 631.647.5675 widowednotalone.com

Bereavement............................................516.832.2673 Cope Foundation. Roslyn.copefoundation.org

Alzheimer’s Caregivers .......................800.272.3900 Alzheimer’s Association, Melville. alz.org/longisland

Alzheimer’s Disease..............................516.663.8220 NYU Langone, Mineola

Widow/Widowers ................................. 516.634.4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org friedbergjcc.org/support-services

Breast Cancer (Newly Diagonosed)... 516.663.2556 Perlmutter Cancer Center, NYU Winthrop Hospital nyulangone.org Breast Cancer (& other cancers)..........516.374.3190 Hewlett House, Hewlett. hewlett-house.org Breast Cancer: Stage 4 ........................800.877.8077 Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Support Garden City. breast-cancer.adelphi.edu Breast Cancer Survivors.......................631.686.2561 Mather Hospital, Port Jefferson. matherhospital.org/community-resources Breast Cancer: Cafecito (for Latina Women) .....................................................................516.877.4329 Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Support Garden City. breast-cancer.adelphi.edu

Oral and Head and Neck Cancer......516.734.8203 LIJ Medical Center, New Hyde Park northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups Oral, Head and Neck Cancer..............800.377.0928 SPOHNC (Support for People with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer), Locust Valley. spohnc.org ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer..........................516.608.5113 Manhasset. thyca.org/sg/ny_manhasset

Caregivers Support Caregivers................................................. 516.292.1300 Family and Children’s Assoc., Mineola. familyandchildrens.org Caregivers..................................................516.377.5333 Mt. Sinai South Nassau, Oceanside southnassau.org/sn/support-groups Caregivers.......................................631.462.9800 x151 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. syjcc.org/index.php/adults Caregivers....................................... 516.484.1545 x236 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org/programs

Covid Support Covid-19 Help Suffolk County............631.940.3700 United Way, Deer Park. unitedwayli.org/covid19helpSuffolk

Coronavirus Digital Resource Center ..........................................................833.4UR.CARE Exercise for Women w/Breast/Gynecologic Cancer. Northwell Health .......................................................... 516.484.1545 x228 northwell.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/surviving-covid-19 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org Covid and Covid Loss..................631.462.9800 x151 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. Suffolkny-aa.org Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition ......................................................................631.547.1518 Coronavirus Hotline...............................516.227.9570 hbcac.org Long Island Crisis Center, Bellmore Islip Breast Cancer Coalition..............631.968.7424 longislandcrisiscenter.org/coronavirus-covid-19-onlong-island islipbreastcancer.com Live, Love and Laugh Again (breast cancer) ................................................................... 631.476.2776 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org/community-resources

Nassau County Coronavirus Call Center .....................................................................516.227.9570

Strength for Life (exercise class)......... 631.675.6513 Various locations. strengthforlifeNY.org

Divorce/Separation Support

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Helpline ............................................................... 800.GO.Komen komen.org/support-resources/support

NY State Coronavirus Hotline.......... 888.364.3065

Divorced and Separated...................... 516.634.4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside friedbergjcc.org/support-services Divorced and Separated............631.462.9800 x151 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org

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Support Groups Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. syjcc.org Singles..............................................631.462.9800 x151 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. syjcc.org

Domestic Violence/Abuse Support Brighter Tomorrows.............................. 631.395.1800 brightertomorrowsli.org Child Abuse Reporting.........................800.342.3720 ocfs.ny.gov/programs/cps National Domestic Violence Hotline .....................................................800.799.SAFE (7233) thehotline.org

South Shore University Hospital, Bay Shore northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups Brain Injury...............................................631.474.6952 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 Chron’s and Colitis Foundation.........516.222.5530 Garden City. crohnscolitisfoundation.org/chapters/longisland Congestive Heart Failure.......................631.968.3171 South Shore University Hospital, Bay Shore northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

MS Recreation & Socialization...........516.376.7644 South Shore University Hospital, Bay Shore northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Emotions Anonymous..........................631.474.2090 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org/community-resources

Muscular Dystrophy...............................631.4746489 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1

Living Hope for Mental Health...........631.675.6831 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org/community-resources

Myasthenia Gravis................................ 516.663.4593 Winthrop Wellness Pavilion, Garden City myasthenia.org/MGFA-Support-Groups/state/NY

Families Anonymous (for families and friends of drug abusers)...........................................800.736.9805 familiesanonymous.org

National Federation of the Blind....... 516.868.8718 nfbny.org

Nassau County’s Behavioral Health Helpline .......................................................516.227.TALK (8255) Mental Health Assoc. of Nassau County, Hempstead mhanc.org

Diabetes....................................................516.629.2070 St. Francis Hospital DeMatteis Center, Greenvale stfrancisheartcenter.chsli.org/support-groups-2

Oncology (cancer)...................................631.351.2013 Huntington Hospital Women’s Health Center northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Diabetes........................................631.473.1320 x5204 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org/community-resources

Parkinson Disease.................................. 516.634.4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside friedbergjcc.org/support-services

L.I. Against Domestic Violence.......... 631.666.8833 liadv.org

Diabetes.....................................................516.377.5333 Mt. Sinai South Nassau, Oceanside southnassau.org/sn/support-groups

Parkinson Disease ................................ 631.862.3560 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1

The Retreat (Domestic Violence hotline) ....................................................................631.329.2200 theretreatinc.org

Diabetes.................................................. 631.388.47161 South Shore University Hospital, Bay Shore northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Scleroderma............................................ 631.949.8265 South Shore University Hospital, Bay Shore northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Victims Information Bureau (VIBS) of Suffolk County...................................................... 631.360.3606 vibs.org

Dialysis........................................................516.377.5333 Mt. Sinai South Nassau, Oceanside southnassau.org/sn/support-groups

Sleep Disorders.......................................631.968.3150 Long Island Lung Center, Bay Shore northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Diabetes....................................................516.520.2500 St. Joseph Hospital, Bethpage stjosephhospital.chsli.org/st-joseph-diabeteseducation-services

Speech Communication....................... 631.474.6831 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1

The Crime Victims Center/Parents for Megan’s Law............................................................. 631.689.2672 24 Hour Crisis Intervention Hotline.....631.332.9234 CrimeVictimsCenter.org The Safe Center Hotline...................... 516.542.0404 cadvnc.org

Health Related Support Adhesions (scar tissue pain)................ 631.921.7426 World Adhesion Foundation, Port Jefferson adhesionsfoundation.org Alopecia.....................................................415.472.3780 naaf.org/find-support/support-groups Amputee....................................................516.562.4750 Southside Hospital, Bay Shore North Shore University Hopital. Manhasset northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups Arthritis Foundation.............................800.283.7800 arthritis.org

Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder...................516.739.7733 epicli.org Center for Hearing Health...................516.628.4300 Mill Neck. centerforhearinghealth.org BraveHearts..............................................516.562.6785 St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn stfrancisheartcenter.chsli.org/support-groups-2 WomenHeart of Nassau/Queens......516.384.7665 Katz Institute for Women’s Health, Lake Success facebook.com/womenheartofnassauqueens

Bariatric and Weight Loss Surgery...... 631.376.3697 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, W. Islip goodsamaritan.chsli.org/seminars-and-supportgroups-weight-loss-surgery

HIV/Aids................................................... 516.562.4280 Center for AIDS Research & Treatment, Manhasset northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Bariatric..................................................... 631.474.6876 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1

Laryngectomy ........................................ 718.470.8631 LIJ Medical Center, New Hyde Park northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Bariatric....................................................516-572-5869 L.I. Surgical Weight Reduction Center at NUMC numc.edu/our-services/bariatric-surgery-andweight-reduction

Lung Disease...........................................631.968.3124. South Shore University Hospital, Bay Shore northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Brain Aneurysm ..................................... 516.562.3815 North Shore University Hopital. Manhasset northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups Brain Aneurysm ..................................... 516.562.3815 North Shore University Hopital. Manhasset northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups Adults 50+ Virtual BFRB (Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors) .................................................516.924.3778 adults50plus@gmail.com. bfrb.org Brain Injury.............................................. 631.968.3330

Leukemia and Lymphoma........................ 516.734.7682 Monter Cancer Center, Lake Success northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups Medicare Counseling............................631.476.2723 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org/community-resources Multiple Sclerosis (National)..............800.344.4867 nationalmssociety.org/Resources-Support Multiple Sclerosis (L.I. Chapter)......... 631.864.8337 Melville. lbove2496@optonline.net

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Spinal Cord Injury..................................631.474.6489 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 Spinal Cord Injury..................................516.739.4900 St. Charles Hospital, Albertson Campus, Albertson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 Stroke..........................................................516.377.5333 Mt. Sinai South Nassau, Oceanside southnassau.org/sn/support-groups Stroke.........................................................631.476.5542 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 Stroke (Caregivers).................................631.474.6952 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 Stroke (Survivors and Caregivers)..... 516.562.4947 North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance ....................................................................516.499.6374 mdsgli.com/groups NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness (Nassau) Lake Success..............................................516.326.0797 namiqn.org/programs NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness (Suffolk) Huntington................................................631.385.0754 namihuntington.org Pregnancy/Infant Loss Group............ 516.634.4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside friedbergjcc.org/support-services Postpartum Depression ......................................... 631.422-2255/855.631.0001 Postpartum Resource Ctr. of NY. postpartumNY.org. Suffolk County’s Behavioral Health Helpline ............................................................... 631.471.7242 x2 mhaw.org/programs/mental-health-help-line Suicide Prevention Lifeline... 800.273.8255 (TALK) suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Miscellaneous Support Developmental Disabilities Inst........ 631.366.2900 Smithtown (family support services). ddiny.org Resolve: National Infertility Assoc.....703.556.7172 resolve.org/support Prison Families Alliance...........................631.946.1400 pfa-li.com Dress for Success .................................. 631.451.9127 Dress for Success Brookhaven, Farmingville. brookhaven.dressforsuccess.org Women’s Forum ................................... 516.634.4169 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org/adults/programs

Living with Stroke................................... 631.968.3172 South Shore University Hospital, Bay Shore northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

All listings for Support Group consideration must be submitted by the first of the month for the following month at: liwomanonline.com/ Stroke Survivors...................................... 516.629.2013 support. St. Francis Hospital DeMatteis Center, Greenvale Deadline for changes or additions to the stfrancisheartcenter.chsli.org/support-groups-2 August/September issue is July 1. Trigeminal Neuralgia/Facial Pain...... 347.993.2210 No information will be accepted by telephone. NSPC, Lake Success Listings are published on a space-available basis. nspc.com/news/trigeminal-neuralgia-support-group To advertise a for-profit support group call 516.505.0555 x1 or liwomanonline.com/advertise

Mental Health Support

Mental Illness...................................... 631.471.7242 x2 Mental Health Association, Ronkonkoma mhaw.org/family-support-groups

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