Taking part in community sports and recreation is an important part of how Massapequa youth develop into healthy adults. Massapequa P.A.L. and Massapequa Takes Action Coalition (MTAC) recently met to bring awareness to the importance of youth making healthy choices and displaying good character during adolescence. The new banner, “Good Character and Healthy Choices Matter” was donated by MTAC to help promote this essential message to our youth.
Massapequa P.A.L. also joins MTAC’s efforts to support family dialogue with doctors when children are injured and require prescription or pain medication. MTAC’s Opioids and Sports Handbook is now available at the Massapequa P.A.L. office. The handbook outlines important questions parents should ask physicians and assists family discussion about the dangers of taking medication without a prescription. Communication is vital to our community’s healthy future.
If you are interested in being a part of the solution, contact Larissa Singh, MTAC Project Coordinator, at (516) 799-3000 x132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the MTAC website or Facebook page to learn more about MTAC’s efforts to reduce underage drinking and substance misuse.