League of Women Voters to host lecture on opioids, Westerly task force

League of Women Voters to host lecture on opioids, Westerly task force

WESTERLY — Sarah Hall, coordinator of the Westerly Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force, will discuss the task force and a strategy for addressing opioid overdoses during a meeting of the League of Women Voters South County scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Dime Savings Bank, 131 Franklin St.

Hall, who has been the task force coordinator since March, will discuss the organization’s Partnership for Success Grant as well as ongoing efforts to develop a strategy for preventing overdoses. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

This is the second of a bimonthly series of lectures hosted by the league on topics of general interest. The public is invited to attend.

The league’s meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. For more information, contact league president Linda Bongiolatti at 401-596-6641 or lbongi0553@gmail.com.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and attempts to influence public policy through education and advocacy. To learn more about the League of Women Voters South County, visit their website at http://www.lwvri.org/LWV_South_County.html

— Dale P. Faulkner


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