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Department of Veteran Affairs App

Posted on November 16, 2018 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs has a number of resources to assist our military men and women following their courageous service to this nation.

The mobile app offers CT veterans access to crisis assistance by phone, text and online chat. The app also includes information about housing assistance, healthcare options and employment opportunities.

Click here to learn more and download the application.

Our military men and women make tremendous personal sacrifices while deployed. It is our responsibility to make sure they are taken care of when they return home. If you or a loved one has served our nation, I hope you will take advantage of this app.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me at 1-800-842-1423 or Vincent.Candelora@housegop.ct.gov if you have any questions regarding the mobile app or any matter relating to state government.

Warm regards,

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Posted on October 24, 2018 by admin


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On Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local law enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will provide the public its 16th opportunity in eight years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Held on the last Saturday of April and October of every year, this national event addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue.

The DEA is again calling on Americans to empty their medicine cabinets of unwanted, unused, or expired prescription medication and bring them to collection sites for proper disposal. This includes pet medication as well.

DEA Collection Sites closest to our area include:

BRANFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT 

33 Laurel St. – Branford, CT

The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

In April, Americans turned in 474.5 tons (over 949,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,600 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 16 previous Take-Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 9.9 million pounds — nearly 5,000 tons of pills, with Connecticut accounting for over 94,000 pounds.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse.

Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines — flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash — both pose potential safety and health hazards.

Click here for more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 27 Take Back Initiative.

As always, if you would like to connect with me, please call: 1(800) 842-1423 or email: Vincent.Candelora@housegop.ct.gov for more information.

Sincerely,

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Area Legislators Announce Durham Coffee Hours

Posted on September 21, 2018 by admin


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The public is invited to Coffee Hours with State Representatives Vincent Candelora and Noreen Kokoruda on Wednesday, October 3, at Dunkin Donuts, located at 38 Main St., in Durham from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

This meeting is an opportunity for residents to express any concerns they may have and to ask questions pertaining to state government.

This event is free and open to the public.