PCDOH Offers Free HIV Testing on June 27

1 in 7 people in the U.S. don’t know they have HIV    

BREWSTER, NY— According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 1 in 7 people in the U.S. don’t know they have HIV. In 2017 there were over 2,500 new HIV diagnoses in New York State and 57 HIV or AIDS-related deaths in the Lower Hudson Valley alone. These statistics serve as reminders that HIV remains a public health challenge and the only way to know your HIV status is to get tested. National HIV Testing Day takes place each year on June 27— to encourage people of all ages to get tested. Early detection is critical and can lead to better treatment results and prevent transmission to others. This year the Putnam County Department of Health will again be offering free HIV testing on Thursday, June 27, at the main health department office at 1 Geneva Road in Brewster from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We can make dying of AIDS a thing of the past,”says County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “If we make HIV testing a routine part of basic health care then you can start treatment earlier and it can help you live a longer, healthier life.”

“Untreated HIV, which stands for human immunodeficiency virus, can affect anyone regardless of age, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or gender. It usually causes AIDS, often a fatal disease. Many people with HIV don’t have any symptoms. In fact, nearly 40% of new HIV infections are transmitted by people who do not even know they have the virus,” says Putnam County Health Commissioner Michael J. Nesheiwat, MD. “And while we know the burden of HIV is heaviest in NYC, 22% of New Yorkers with diagnosed HIV reside outside of the five boroughs.”

The CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. For those with specific risk factors, the recommendation is to get tested at least once a year. In the U.S. there are 1.1 million people living with HIV, and of those, approximately 165,000 people are living with HIV but don’t know they have it. Even if you don’t feel sick, getting early treatment for HIV is important. Treatment with antiretroviral therapy, known as ART, lowers the “viral load” which is the level of HIV in the blood. This reduces HIV-related illness, and lowers the risk of transmitting HIV to others.

Free HIV testing and counseling will be offered by the Putnam County Department of Health on June 27 with results ready in just 20 minutes. No appointments are necessary, and privacy and confidentiality are ensured. Free condoms, giveaways and educational information will be available. For those who are busy on June 27, or wish to be tested at a different time, the health department offers free testing throughout the year as well. The walk-in clinic hours are on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Other options include getting tested by a personal health care provider or at the federally qualified health center Open Door Brewster. For questions or concerns about scheduling a test, or for more information about HIV testing or HIV/AIDS education and prevention, contact the health department at (845) 808-1390.

The mission of the Putnam County Department of Health, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), is to improve and protect the health of the Putnam County community, composed of nearly 100,000 residents. Core services include community health assessment, disease surveillance and control, emergency preparedness, environmental health protection, family health promotion and health education. For more information, please visit our County website at www.putnamcountyny.com; or visit our social media sites on Facebook at www.facebook.com/putnamhealth  and Twitter @PutnamHealthNY.

Who’z Ya Daddy! Friday, June 21st

The Friday Night BBQ Live Entertainment Series at Putnam County Golf Course continues on Friday, June 21st with Who’z Ya Daddy!

Who’z Ya Daddy plays all of the classic rock and pop songs you know and love! Amazing band that will get you on your feet dancing the night away.

While listening to music, enjoy our delicious all you can eat BBQ!

Tickets are available for purchase online at $29 and include an all you can eat BBQ buffet and live entertainment. A cash bar is available throughout the night.

Doors Open at 6:30 PM

PLEASE BRING BLANKETS AND CHAIRS

We rock rain or shine and take it indoors to our large ballroom during inclement weather.

Putnam County Memorial Day Events & Festivities 2019

Friday , Saturday , Sunday,
May 24, 25,26, 2019:

Putnam County Joint Veterans Council-
John Morris Memorial Watchfire Vigil, each night
6 PM-6AM May 24,25,26 Opening Ceremony Friday the 24th at 7:00 PM
Flag Retirement through out the Vigil.

Sunday May 26, 2019:
VFW Post 1374 & Auxiliary, Carmel & American Legion Post 270-
9:30 AM Ceremony at monument on Terryhill Road, Kent
11:00 AM Ceremony at Post Home 32 Gleneida Ave, Carmel
Refreshments to follow 11:30 Ceremony

Monday May 27, 2019:
VFW Post 391, Putnam Valley-
11:00 AM Ceremony Putnam Valley Town Hall
12:00 Ceremony Lake Peekskill Monument (Chester Place)
1:00 PM Ceremony Post Home 153 Oscawanna Lake Road
Refreshments to follow 1:00 PM ceremony at Post Home
2:00PM Start of “Round of Honor”. Visiting grave sites, cemeteries, and monuments in vicinity, including Lakeland High School, Bill Mongero Park

VFW Post 672, Brewster ( American Legion Post 71 & Marine Corps League Detachment 242 will be participating)
Parade from Brewster Fire House to Veterans Park (formerly known as Electrozone Field (step off 11:00 AM)
Ceremony at Veterans Park following parade.
Light Lunch to follow at VFW Post Home on Peaceable Hill Road

VFW Post 2362 and American Legion Post 275 Cold Spring-
9:00 AM step off at 85 Main St, Cold Spring Village Hall, to Veterans Memorial on Mains St, then onto the Old Cold Spring Cemetery (Revolutionary War), then to Nelsonville Town Hall. Ceremony at each location. Refreshments to follow at American Legion/VFW Hall on Cedar Street.

VFW Post & Auxiliary 5491 Mahopac & American Legion Post 1080-
Parade from Clarke Place to Veterans Memorial Park on East Lake Blvd. (step off 10:00 AM)
Ceremony to follow at Monument
American Legion Post 1080 Ceremony at noon following VFW
Ceremony at 333 Buckshollow Road
Refreshments to follow at VFW Post home
154 East Lake Blvd & at the Legion Post 333 Buckshollow Rd.

VFW Post 9257& Auxiliary & AMVET Post 1111 Putnam Lake-
Parade and Ceremony at The Monument located at the intersec-tion of Fairfield and Haviland Dr.
10:00- parade step off from The Castle Building located on Haviland Dr.
Refreshments to be served at VFW 9257, located at 4 Fairfield Dr, Patterson NY 12563

VFW Post 8013, Somers-
Annual Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Ceremony. Step off

Free Hepatitis C Testing at PCDOH on May 20th

CDC Recommends One-time Testing for All Baby Boomers

BREWSTER, NY—The Putnam County Department of Health (PCDOH) is offering free hepatitis C testing in recognition of National Hepatitis C Testing Day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hepatitis C causes more deaths among Americans than any other infectious disease. Free testing, especially targeted to New York State baby boomers, will take place on Monday, May 20. Anyone can get “Hep C,” but those born from 1945 through 1965 are five times more likely to be infected with the virus. Testing starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. at the main health department office at 1 Geneva Road in Brewster. No appointment is necessary and results are ready in 20 minutes.

“You can have Hep C infection without knowing it, says County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “And this free test can be the first step to getting lifesaving care and treatment.”

“Hep C can live in your body for decades without producing any symptoms and the longer someone lives with the untreated infection, the more likely they are to develop life-threatening liver disease,” says Health Commissioner, Michael J. Nesheiwat, M.D. “Seventy-five percent of people living with Hepatitis C were born from 1945 to 1965. This is why U.S. health officials have come together to recommend a one-time test for all baby boomers, regardless of risk factors.”

Hepatitis C is primarily spread through contact with infected blood. Baby boomers may have gotten infected from contaminated blood and blood products before routine screening started in 1992. Others may have become infected from injecting drugs, even if they did it only once in the past. Many baby boomers don’t know how or when they were infected.

There are 2.4 million Americans living with hepatitis C and most people don’t have symptoms until the later stages of the infection. When left untreated, Hepatitis C can cause liver failure, cirrhosis and cancer. There is no vaccine to prevent Hepatitis C. Getting tested is the best way to know if an infection exists and then treatment can be started as soon as possible. For many, treatment can cure Hepatitis C.

Residents who are unable to make the Free Testing Day on May 20, can call the health department at 845-808-1390 for information about other free testing opportunities.

The mission of the Putnam County Department of Health, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), is to improve and protect the health of the Putnam County community, composed of nearly 100,000 residents. Core services include community health assessment, disease surveillance and control, emergency preparedness, environmental health protection, family health promotion and health education. For more information, please visit our County website at www.putnamcountyny.com ; or visit our social media sites on Facebook at www.facebook.com/putnamhealth  and Twitter @PutnamHealthNY.

Putnam County Passport Day

The Putnam County Clerk’s Office is extremely proud to host Putnam County Passport Saturday this coming May; at its office located at 40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York on Saturday May 4, 2019 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications.

Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti is holding this event as a convenience to our customers who need to obtain a passport in time for the busy summer travel season. County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti can be reached at 845-808-1142 X49301 for any questions or concerns regarding obtaining a U.S. Passport or traveling abroad.

U.S. citizens must present a valid passport book when entering or re-entering the United States by air. U.S. citizens entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports of entry must present a passport book, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government.

Information on the cost and how to apply for a U.S. passport is available at the Putnam County Clerk’s Website located at www.putnamcountyny.gov . U.S. citizens may also obtain passport information by phone by calling the Putnam County Clerk’s Office at 845-808-1142 X49273.

 

9:00 AM CPR/AED (adult & child) with First Aid (Students can take CPR only if desired Learn to Save a Life Course | 3rd Saturday

LEARN TO SAVE LIVES FROM PROFESSIONALS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Learn where we teach the professionals. Training provided in our state of the art EMS training facility or at your location. Training available for individuals or businesses.

We are a NYS EMS Training Provider & American Heart Association Training Center

Why Learn?
Learning what to do in an emergency earns respect.

Can you stand by when a loved one needs help?
Learn what to do after you have activated 9-1-1 while first responders are in route.

Gain the necessary training to make the right decisions when emergencies arise.

Classes are Fun
Our classes are hands-on and
interactive. Course participants will learn how to properly execute all the skills necessary to make a
difference in someone’s life.

Learn Confidence
Our classes will equip you with the tools and the confidence you need to transform yourself from the role of bystander to lifesaver. Gain the necessary training to make the right decisions in the event when
emergencies arise.

If you can think safety, we can teach it.

Training Courses

  • BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers   $45
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers Refresher $40
  • Heartsaver CPR – Adult $35
  • Heartsaver Adult Refresher $30
  • Heartsaver CPR – Adult/Child $45
  • Heartsaver Adult/Child Refresher $40
  • CPR/First Aid (includes adult and child) $60
  • CPR/First Aid Refresher $40
  • Adult First Aid Only (No CPR) $45
  • Pediatric First Aid Only (No CPR) $40
  • Stop the Bleed
  • Blood Borne Pathogens Training Call
  • NARCAN Training Call
  • General Safety Call
  • Fire Extinguisher Training Call

Training Dates

  • 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 6:00 PM CPR/AED (adult & child) with First Aid (Students can take CPR only if desired)
  • 4th Tuesday of each month @ 6:00 PM BLS for Healthcare Providers which includes CPR/AED for adults & children
  • 3rd Saturday of each month @ 9:00 AM CPR/AED (adult & child) with First Aid (Students can take CPR only if desired)

– Please call to Register –

Your course not listed?
We can probably teach it!
Give us a call! 845.808.4034

6:00 PM BLS for Healthcare Providers which includes CPR/AED for adults & children Learn to Save a Life Course | 4th Tuesdays

LEARN TO SAVE LIVES FROM PROFESSIONALS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Learn where we teach the professionals. Training provided in our state of the art EMS training facility or at your location. Training available for individuals or businesses.

We are a NYS EMS Training Provider & American Heart Association Training Center

Why Learn?
Learning what to do in an emergency earns respect.

Can you stand by when a loved one needs help?
Learn what to do after you have activated 9-1-1 while first responders are in route.

Gain the necessary training to make the right decisions when emergencies arise.

Classes are Fun
Our classes are hands-on and
interactive. Course participants will learn how to properly execute all the skills necessary to make a
difference in someone’s life.

Learn Confidence
Our classes will equip you with the tools and the confidence you need to transform yourself from the role of bystander to lifesaver. Gain the necessary training to make the right decisions in the event when
emergencies arise.

If you can think safety, we can teach it.

Training Courses

  • BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers   $45
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers Refresher $40
  • Heartsaver CPR – Adult $35
  • Heartsaver Adult Refresher $30
  • Heartsaver CPR – Adult/Child $45
  • Heartsaver Adult/Child Refresher $40
  • CPR/First Aid (includes adult and child) $60
  • CPR/First Aid Refresher $40
  • Adult First Aid Only (No CPR) $45
  • Pediatric First Aid Only (No CPR) $40
  • Stop the Bleed
  • Blood Borne Pathogens Training Call
  • NARCAN Training Call
  • General Safety Call
  • Fire Extinguisher Training Call

Training Dates

  • 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 6:00 PM CPR/AED (adult & child) with First Aid (Students can take CPR only if desired)
  • 4th Tuesday of each month @ 6:00 PM BLS for Healthcare Providers which includes CPR/AED for adults & children
  • 3rd Saturday of each month @ 9:00 AM CPR/AED (adult & child) with First Aid (Students can take CPR only if desired)

– Please call to Register –

Your course not listed?
We can probably teach it!
Give us a call! 845.808.4034

6:00 PM CPR/AED (adult & child) with First Aid (Students can take CPR only if desired) Learn to Save a Life Course | 2nd Tuesdays

LEARN TO SAVE LIVES FROM PROFESSIONALS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Learn where we teach the professionals. Training provided in our state of the art EMS training facility or at your location. Training available for individuals or businesses.

We are a NYS EMS Training Provider & American Heart Association Training Center

Why Learn?
Learning what to do in an emergency earns respect.

Can you stand by when a loved one needs help?
Learn what to do after you have activated 9-1-1 while first responders are in route.

Gain the necessary training to make the right decisions when emergencies arise.

Classes are Fun
Our classes are hands-on and
interactive. Course participants will learn how to properly execute all the skills necessary to make a
difference in someone’s life.

Learn Confidence
Our classes will equip you with the tools and the confidence you need to transform yourself from the role of bystander to lifesaver. Gain the necessary training to make the right decisions in the event when
emergencies arise.

If you can think safety, we can teach it.

Training Courses

  • BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers   $45
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers Refresher $40
  • Heartsaver CPR – Adult $35
  • Heartsaver Adult Refresher $30
  • Heartsaver CPR – Adult/Child $45
  • Heartsaver Adult/Child Refresher $40
  • CPR/First Aid (includes adult and child) $60
  • CPR/First Aid Refresher $40
  • Adult First Aid Only (No CPR) $45
  • Pediatric First Aid Only (No CPR) $40
  • Stop the Bleed
  • Blood Borne Pathogens Training Call
  • NARCAN Training Call
  • General Safety Call
  • Fire Extinguisher Training Call

Training Dates

  • 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 6:00 PM CPR/AED (adult & child) with First Aid (Students can take CPR only if desired)
  • 4th Tuesday of each month @ 6:00 PM BLS for Healthcare Providers which includes CPR/AED for adults & children
  • 3rd Saturday of each month @ 9:00 AM CPR/AED (adult & child) with First Aid (Students can take CPR only if desired)

– Please call to Register –

Your course not listed?
We can probably teach it!
Give us a call! 845.808.4034

Putnam County will NOT be having a Primary Election on June 25, 2019

Putnam County will NOT be having a Primary Election on June 25, 2019. The next scheduled election is the General Election and it will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

Summer BBQ Series Kick off Featuring Shilelagh Law May 31st

IT’S BACK & BETTER THAN EVER!

The Friday Night BBQ Live Entertainment Series at Putnam County Golf Course.

Our Summer BBQ Series Kick-Off starts on

Friday, May 31st with Shilelagh Law!!!

Tickets are available for purchase online for $29 and include a BBQ Buffet and the Show. A Cash Bar will be available throughout the evening. Tickets at the door are $35.

Doors Open at 6:30 pm

We Rock Rain or Shine and take it indoors to our large ballroom during inclement weather.

Enjoy the Open Air Friday Night BBQ Series Under the Stars Every Friday Night From May 31st through October
(unless noted otherwise).

Be sure to BRING CHAIRS AND BLANKETS!