THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, May 6, 2022 Page 11 Malden celebrates Mental Health Awareness Month M ayor Gary Christenson recently celebrated Mental Health Awareness Month and thanked Marilyn Andrews, chair of the Disability Commission and the Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PPAL), a statewide grassroots organization that advocates for improved access to mental health services for children, youths and their families. With Andrews’ assistance, the city participated in PPAL’s “Light Up Green” campaign – lighting the bridge near City Hall in green lights in support of Mental Health Awareness Month. The mayor took the opportunity to acknowledge the collaborative eff ort between our Police Department and Eliot Community Human Services (Eliot) to provide a full-time licensed mental health clinician through grants from the Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant and the Melrose/Wakefi eld-Hallmark Grant with special thanks to Ward 1 Councillor Peg Crowe, who identifi ed and sought the grant funding. The program, called the “Community Clinician Integration Program” responds to a critical need as mental health–related calls began to increase signifi - cantly following the COVID-19 pandemic. Having the clinician co-respond with an offi cer provides the police with an eff ective, alternative response to individuals in crisis by allowing, in many cases, an on-site clinical assessment of the individual, giving them the best possible treatment options from the start. Christenson thanked Eliot and the Police Department for their participation and for being willing to be open to this initiative. Alzheimer’s Support Group to meet at Forestdale Park on May 26 H earts, Hugs and Hope: An Alzheimer’s Support Group at Forestdale Park will meet on May 26 at 5 p.m. at Forestdale Park Assisted Living and Memory Care Community (341 Forest St. in Malden). Dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia isn’t easy, so it is helpful to share your concerns and personal experiences with others who completely understand what you’re going through. You will also learn about proven strategies to help you better care for your family member. RSVP to 781-333-8903 or reception@forestdalepark. com. Law Offices of JOSEPH D. CATALDO, P.C. “ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW” • ESTATE/MEDICAID PLANNING • WILLS/TRUSTS/ESTATES • INCOME TAX PREPARATION • WEALTH MANAGEMENT • RETIREMENT PLANNING • ELDER LAW 369 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 (617)381-9600 JOSEPH D. CATALDO, CPA, CFP, MST, ESQUIRE. AICPA Personal Financial Specialist Designee 425r Broadway, Saugus Located adjacent to Kohls Plaza Route 1 South in Saugus at the intersection of Walnut St. We are on MBTA Bus Route 429 781-231-1111 At this time, the state requires everyone to wear masks We are a Skating Rink with Bowling Alleys, Arcade and two TV’s where the ball games are always on! PUBLIC SKATING SCHEDULE 12-8 p.m. Sunday Monday Tuesday $9.00 Price includes Roller Skates Rollerblades/inline skates $3.00 additional cost Private Parties 7:30-11 p.m. $10.00 Price includes Roller Skates Adult Night 18+ Only Wednesday Thursday Friday Everyone must pay admission after 6 p.m. Private Parties Private Parties 4-11 p.m. Saturday 12-11 p.m. $9.00 7 7 1 SALEM ST, LYNNFIELD, MA 01940 781-7 76- 4444 $9.00 Everyone must pay admission after 6 p.m. Sorry No Checks - ATM on site Roller skate rentals included in all prices Inline Skate Rentals $3.00 additional BIRTHDAY & PRIVATE PARTIES AVAILABLE www.roller-world.com Right by you. Member FDIC Member DIF WWW.EVERET TBANK . COM Open a free checking account with no monthly fees, and get access to Mobile Banking, Bill Pay and other features. Because no matter where you go, we’re right by you. Call or visit us to sign up. 419 BROADWAY, EVERETT MA 02149 61 7-38 7 - 1 1 10 Banking with a hometown touch.

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