'Community Focus' is EASY 93.1's long-running signature community affairs program, airing each Sunday morning at 6:50 a.m. ET, hosted by correspondents Ellen Jaffe and Jeff Martin.
Family Resource Center / MADD / Women's Breast & Heart Initiative
Segment 1: Family Resource Center of Florida
Guest: Melissa Vera, Development Manager
Vera provides an overview of the services that FRCFL provides for more than 600 children & families including individual and family counseling, foster care placement and adoption if reunification with the birth family is not an option. Cox Media Group is supporting FRCFL's Holiday Helper program. To sponsor a child's gifts, get info about holding a toy drive or make an online donation, visit the website.
http://www.frcflorida.org. email - MVera@FRCFlorida.org
Segment 2: Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Guest: Heather Geronomous, Chair of National Board.
Geronomous talks about the wide-reaching impact of car accidents involving drunk or drugged driving, both to the victim & their family, as well as to the offender. She talks about MADD's advocacy to push car technology that would indicate if a driver is intoxicated. She also reminds people to be extra careful during the holiday season & have a designated driver and / or a back up plan.
http://www.madd.org. Victim hotline: 877-MADD-HELP.
Segment 3: Women's Breast & Heart / Survivor
Ivory provides a brief preview of WBHI's newest program to bring the Mobile Mammography back into communities in a covid-safe manner.
Movember - Prostate Awareness Month
Guest: Dr. Jonathan Silberstein, Chief of Urologic Oncology, Memorial Health Systems Dr. Silberstein is a 'Movember' Ambassador, encouraging men not to shave during the month of November as a way to spread awareness about Men's Health, and in particular Prostate Cancer Awareness. Silberstein talks about testing for Prostate Cancer, the challenges in determining whether or not treatment is necessary, and shreds the myth that the DRE (Digital Rectal Exam) is the only option for testing. A simple PSA blood test can now show if prostate cancer is present, and how aggressively it may develop. He encourage all men to join the movement and go without shaving during the month, and recognizes the important role women play in encouraging men to get annual medical checkups.
NAMI Miami (National Alliance on Mental Illness - Veterans
Guests: Kathy Coppola, Executive Director, NAMI Miami (National Alliance on Mental Illness).
Anita Herron, National Manager of Educational Programs, Homefront Program, NAMI
The program focuses on mental health challenges Veterans face when transitioning to civilian life, and the impact of their experiences on family and friends. Coppola is the daughter of a World War II Veteran; Herron’s father is a Vietnam Veteran, and her husband is a Veteran of the ongoing war in Afghanistan. They share their personal stories of how each Veteran handled their emotional difficulties differently and explain how a Veteran’s abilities to cope with the lasting effects of war are often dependent on the cultural norms of the time: the public’s reaction to the war, expectations of gender-specific behavior, and the availability of Mental Health Assistance, which until recently has been largely stigmatized by both the Military and the general public. Acceptance of Mental Health Care is growing, and NAMI has programs, such as ‘Homefront’ specifically for Veterans. http://www.namimiami.org