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Legislator Anker Attends Operation-Initiative Foundation Workshop for Veterans

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On November 17, Legislator Anker attended the Fall 2018 Holistic Healing Workshop for Veterans with PTSD hosted by the Operation-Initiative Foundation.

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(L to R): Rosemarie Kluepfel, Dr. Fred Miller, Operation-Initiative Founder and President Lou Falco, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker, Rocky Point VFW Post 6249 Commander Joe Cognitore, and David S. Chametzky

Photo by: Office of Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker

Port Jefferson, NY - November 30, 2018 - On Saturday, November 17, Legislator Anker attended the Fall 2018 Holistic Healing Workshop for Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Mild Traumatic Injuries at the American Legion Wilson Ritch Post 432 in Port Jefferson.  Hosted by the Operation-Initiative Foundation, the workshop brought awareness and support to veterans and families of veterans suffering from PTSD.  The workshop also provided veterans information about the treatments and support available to those who suffer from PTSD or other traumatic brain injuries. In attendance were representatives from multiple medical and veterans groups.
 
“Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a serious mental condition affecting many of our veterans,” said Legislator Anker. “I thank Lou Falco and the Operation-Initiative Foundation for work they do to provide our veterans and their caretakers with important resources to help manage their health and wellbeing.”
 
The Operation-Initiative Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide awareness, information, services, and support to veterans living on Long Island diagnosed with PTSD. For more information on the Operation-Initiative Foundation, visit their website at http://www.opinitfdn.org