Westchester Hosts Opioid Epidemic Forum, Training ; Locals Bring Back Freezy Freakies Gloves for Grown Ups

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Here’s what’s happening today, Jan. 27 ?in the 914, according to Westchester Woman:

1.) The opioid and heroin epidemic?in America has hit crisis levels, and?ruining the lives of?Westchester?families. The Centers for Disease Control report that more people died of drug overdoses in the U.S. in 2014 than any other previous year on record, 61 percent of which involved an opioid, like heroin.

The Journal News/LoHud and the Westchester County Department of Health will both host meetings and trainings to help put an end to this scourge and protect Westchester residents.

 

On Feb. 22 and March 21, the County’s Health Department will offer free opioid overdose training. Participants will be using Naloxone and given Narcan kits to take home. You can get the details and register for these courses by clicking the link above.

The Journal News/LoHud will present a slate of speakers during a community conversation about solutions to the?local heroin epidemic on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at Walter Panas High School Performing Arts Center, 300 Croton Ave. in Cortlandt. You can get the details and register for the event here.

 

2.) Once upon a time in the 80s, when the?snowy winter season came along you could be transformed into a wizard. Children would come from different parts in your neighborhood just to witness your magic. A unicorn, a fighter jet you had the power to summon these on your puffy brightly colored Freezy Freakies gloves when the temperature dropped to 40 degrees or below.

Two amazing genius twin brothers, Hans and Karl Reichstetter from Larchmont, are helping us to?reclaim the magic of our youth with Freezy Freakies?for grown ups. Yup, for grown ups! The old classics, like the unicorn-pegasus hybird” are back and made to last with a “mad snuggly” lining on the inside.

Read the full story on LoHud.com here, and pick up a pair of Freezy Freakies for $34 at?getfreezy.com.

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