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LD 17 - Legislator Tom Donnelly

Posted on: March 1, 2018

Spanish-Language Grandparenting Program Set for Legislator Donnelly's District


Suffolk Legislator Tom Donnelly (D-Huntington Station) is pleased to inform residents that Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County will be presenting Parenting the Second Time Around (PASTA) in Spanish at the South Huntington Public Library as part of its Family Health and Wellness Program.

The free eight-week program will begin on Thursday, March 1 and run each Thursday thereafter through April 19 from 6 to 8:30 pm. It is designed for grandparents and relative caregivers who are raising their grandchildren or other relatives. Each session covers a different topic that will help to guide grandparents or caregivers raising a new generation and experiencing challenges unforeseen 20 to 30 years ago. Child care and refreshments for the participants and their children will be provided.

The program commencing on March 1 will be taught exclusively in Spanish. The South Huntington Public Library is located at 145 Pidgeon Hill Road in Huntington Station. For more information or to register, call Dinah Torres Castro (631) 727-7850, ext. 351 or contact her via email at: An English-language eight-week PASTA program with the same time and location is scheduled to begin May 10. Registration for that program will open in April.

“This wonderful program will provide valuable information, tools and support for grandparents and all other non-parent relatives and guardians serving as primary caregivers,” said Legislator Donnelly. “I encourage all Spanish-speaking residents who are serving this critical role in children’s lives to register and attend these invaluable sessions.”

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