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Women’s Advisory Board Holds First Virtual Town Hall Event: “Staying Sane in a Pandemic”

(White Plains, NY) – The Westchester County Women’s Advisory Board (WAB) held its first ever virtual town hall event – entitled “Staying Sane in a Pandemic” – aimed at providing helpful answers and resources to Westchester’s women during these unprecedented times.

The session began with a welcome by County Executive George Latimer, who thanked the WAB for hosting the important event.

Latimer said: “This event is another example of the innovative work being done by Westchester County to reach residents with the vital information they need during a time when traditional ways of reaching residents are not accessible. Congratulations to the WAB on their successful first event.”

The event was moderated by Nicole Benjamin JD, LMSW and included presentations by Larchmont Mamaroneck Counseling Center Clinical Director Alan Dienstag, Psy.D, Director of the Office for the Aging in the City of Yonkers Kelly Chiarella and Soledad Soriano-Kaplan, LMHC, a Certified Stress Management Specialist, Certified Yoga Instructor & Certified Aromatherapist.

The presenters focused on topics including self-care, understanding that it’s “okay not to be okay” and resources for parents of children also struggling to cope with the changes this pandemic had brought.

Westchester County Office for Women (OFW) Director Robi Schlaff said: “The OFW and WAB are committed to providing women resources they need – especially in these tumultuous times. This is the first in a series of town halls hosted by the WAB and we hope you will join us for the rest of these important meetings.”

More information on the OFW can be found on the links below or by calling 914-995-5972.

The full event can be seen here:

Resources from the Women’s Advisory Board and Office for Woman can be found here:


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