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Orleans County Legislature urges residents to ‘Take 5’ and reach out to neighbors

Posted 31 March 2020 at 9:31 pm

Press Release, Lynne Johnson, Orleans County Legislature chairwoman

ALBION – Take 5 for New York is a new county-wide campaign that is being launched to encourage Orleans County residents to take five minutes out of each day to call a friend, loved one, or acquaintance who may be alone and feeling isolated during this period of social distancing.

Lynne Johnson

It is part of a state-wide effort promoted by the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC).

“Participating county officials are calling on their residents to take just five minutes of everyday to call on a loved one, friend, neighbor, acquaintance to say hi, check on them, see if they need anything, lift their spirits, and tell them they are not alone, “ said Stephen Acquario, NYSAC Executive Director. “It doesn’t matter what you talk about. You can talk about this crisis or the latest show you are watching. The point is connecting with people in our community who could use it the most.”

This statewide campaign is being launched with the hashtag #Take5ForNY.

The New York State Association of Counties is a bipartisan municipal association serving all the counties of New York State, including the City of New York.


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