Health Beat

* Greg Garrett, vice president for health administration at Peconic Landing in Greenport, has been recognized by the New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging as the best young administrator in New York. Mr. Garrett joined Peconic Landing in 2006 as administrator of its skilled nursing care center, The Shores, as well as its enriched housing apartments and wellness clinic. He became vice president in 2009 and now manages a staff of 70.

Under his leadership, The Shores improved its health department poor rating from poor to excellent and has been recognized as one of America’s Best Nursing Homes by US News and World Report.

“Greg is a remarkable leader [who] sets a standard of excellence,” said Peconic Landing president and CEO Robert Syron.

* Cornell Cooperative Extension will offer a program on avoiding diabetes and other chronic diseases at its Griffing Avenue headquarters in Riverhead on Wednesday, July 14, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The fee is $8. Call 727-7850 ext. 340.

* Betty Philipp, a life coach from New York University and a nutritionist from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, will discuss controlling sugar cravings on Saturday, July 17, 4-5:30 p.m., at Custer Institute in Southold.

* June Clark of Greenport has been named employee of the month for June at San Simeon by the Sound, where she works a shift from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the dietary department.

* Teen yoga sessions for Cutchogue, New Suffolk and Mattituck residents will be offered free of charge at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library on Thursdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., July 8-29. Call 298-4134.

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