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How to hold a virtual memorial service

Steven Birenbaum expected the Zoom memorial service for his father to be distressing and was pleasantly surprised to find it a moving experience. He even discovered some advantages to virtual events — more people can speak than at a conventional service, and the event can be recorded. Many funeral homes are offering livestreamed services. If […]

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Covid-19 resources for emotional support

As the pandemic continues, the number of people sick rises, many people continue to work and live in isolation, and the holidays approach, it’s a difficult time for everyone. Here are some places to turn if you need someone to talk to. https://nipinst.org/covid-19-resources-links  Emotional Support Helpline 1-844-863-9314 https://www.columbiapsychiatry.org/covid-19-support-resources https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/covid-19-resources/coping-with-grief-reminders.pdf https://mentalhealthmatch.com/articles/covid-19-online-support-groups  https://byrepose.com https://bcsnygroup.com/free-online-groups https://www.senatorgounardes.nyc/mentalhealth https://smhs.gwu.edu/cancercontroltap/sites/cancercontroltap/files/coping%20with%20covid%20hyprlk%20v3.pdf

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NYPD cops climb Mt. Kilimanjaro for kids with cancer

NYPD officers Lt. Manny Kwo, 33, Lt. Charles Trento, 45, and Detective Nicholas Anastasakos, 40, have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, raising more than $20,000 for NYC’s Ronald McDonald House in the process.

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