Friday, April 29, 2011

NAMI lunch meeting Monday October 10 at Center Stage Deli

hear ye! hear ye!

NAMI Schenectady holds its monthly lunch meeting Monday, October 10 at noon at Center Stage Deli, 2678 Hamburg St., Rotterdam. Speaker is Darin Samaha, director of the Schenectady County Office of Community Services. Darin will tell us about the local effects of the changes in delivery of mental health services directed by NYS Dept of Health and Office of Mental Health. We've learned there are three providers of services vying to be the operator of a health home in this area and beyond. RSS, Inc. is one, Ellis Hospital in combination with Hometown Health and Visiting Nurse Service is another and Fidelis Care, Inc. is the third. One or more will be chosen by NYS Health Dept to run a network of agencies and organizations as case managers and care coordinators. They will focus on monitoring high cost users of medical and mental health care in hospitals and nursing homes to find ways to hold costs down.

We arrive before noon at the deli, have tables reserved for us at the rear of the restaurant and start the meeting shortly after 12. We order individually off the menu--no need to reserve with us. Center Stage Deli is about two miles south of its juncture with Altamont Avenue at its northern end. From intersection of State St and Brandywine Avenue, go south on Brandywine three blocks to Duane Avenue on your left, turn east on Duane and proceed around bend and over bridge to stop light. That is where Hamburg joins Altamont Avenue. Take left fork at the light onto Hamburg and drive at least two miles south to restaurant. It is on the right, just after U-Haul truck rental place and in small block of stores near the road, with sign in front.

Pls read of other events in our October E-News newsletter to be sent by e-mail about Oct.1. It lists dates and times for weekly relatives support groups and the DBSA consumer support group as well as events happening this month. Find back copies of the E-News on our website, See you there. Roy Neville 377-2619

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