West Side YMCA, Where Teachers and Parents Work Hand-in-Hand

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bba_Westside YMCA Co-op Nursery School_Emily Johnson Outstanding Nursery School Almost 50 years ago, a group of parents in the Lincoln Center area of Manhattan decided they wanted greater involvement in their children’s first school experience and founded the West Side YMCA Co-op Nursery School. The school started as a single classroom with 30 children, one teacher and a daily parent assistant. [&hellip
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Blackboard Awards: 10 Years of Honoring Education Excellence

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bba_Avenues_BessAdler This being the 10th anniversary year of the Blackboard Awards, it seems only fitting to recall the involvement of the awards’ patron saint, the legendary teacher and author Frank McCourt. You may remember that McCourt was the career high school English teacher who, in retirement, wrote the mega-bestselling memoir about his childhood in Ireland, Angela’s Ashes. [&hellip
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Time Management Strategies for Caregivers

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iStock_000015649896Medium By Carol Bradley Bursack Don’t let the title scare, you, folks. I’m not presenting a “system” here. Personally, I’ve never seen a chart or graph designed to help me organize my life that I didn’t intentionally ignore. “Systems” designed by experts never seems to consider my life or personality. They seemed like cardboard cutouts, made [&hellip
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Financial Planning Tips for Caregivers

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Worried mature couple using wireless technology By Mario Solitto Caregivers are often so focused on managing their parent’s health and financial needs that they don’t even think about their own future needs. Although your focus is on providing care for your loved one, it’s important to think about and prepare for your own future financial and caregiving needs. If you haven’t [&hellip
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Isolation and Elderhood

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What a Geriatric Manager does By Roy Herndon Smith, Ph.D. Many older people live alone. Even when they are healthy and able, the cumulative effects of losses—of friends, family members and familiar stores and institutions in their neighborhood—can lead them to withdraw from others and to lose confidence in their abilities; sometimes their sense of [&hellip
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Eating Well As You Get Older

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Seniors, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

Senior Couple Eating Meal Together In Kitchen From the National Institutes of Health Benefits of Eating Well Eating well is vital for everyone at all ages. Whatever your age, your daily food choices can make an important difference in your health and in how you look and feel. Eating Well Promotes Health Eating a well-planned, balanced mix of foods every day has [&hellip
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Golden Cuisine for the Golden Years

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COMPANY PREPARES HEALTHY FOODS ESPECIALLY FOR SENIORS By John Friia As people grow older, the chances of getting diagnosed with a chronic illness or weakened immune system increases. The Food and Drug Administration has created guidelines of what seniors should consume, to ensure that they remain healthy. Like the standards for adults, seniors are encouraged [&hellip
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Foods that Improve Your Fertility and Supercharge Your Sex Drive

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alt_healthy_Logo   By Alisa Vitti Hormones affect everything. Have you ever struggled with acne, oily hair, dandruff, dry skin, cramps, headaches, irritability, exhaustion, constipation, irregular cycles, heavy bleeding, clotting, shedding hair, weight gain, anxiety, insomnia, infertility, lowered sex drive, or bizarre food cravings and felt like your body was just irrational? It’s not, it’s hormonal. Yet [&hellip
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A Soccer Mom Who Runs a League of 4,000

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WESTY_Dana DiPrima By John Friia Dana DiPrima wears many hats; she is a mother, a wife and the commissioner of the West Side Soccer League since 2005. As the commissioner, she oversees the league, which has over 4,000 neighborhood youths ranging from 5 to 18 years old. There are nearly 400 teams, with 800 coaches and 500 [&hellip
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