Posts Tagged ‘Seniors’

Time Management Strategies for Caregivers

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, Special Sections

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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Bipartisan support needed for elder visibility

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Bette-Dewingas11-150x150 Critical elder issues are missing from the mainstream Always a lot to talk about, and though I do the talking here, thankfully some of you email a response. (Response is so important!) And, much as I wish cyberspace hadn’t been invented (TV was bad enough), I worry that many in the 70-plus age group are [&hellip
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Isolation and Elderhood

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Seniors, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

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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She’s Been Helping Her Elders Since She Was a Teen

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit, WESTYS

WESTY_MiriamLevi As someone who has “always felt comfortable working with seniors,” it’s no surprise that Washington Heights resident Miriam Levi has made it her life’s work to help and care for seniors. Now 39, Levi has been the director of community life activities at Jewish Home Lifecare, which provides health care services for seniors on the [&hellip
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Nursing the Bottom Line to Take Care of Seniors

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit, WESTYS

WESTY_Jim Davis By Dan Rosenblum In 1971, James Davis, then about to graduate from City College of New York, was headed to a job on Wall Street when it fell through. When he went to the chair of his economics department, the idea came to study hospital administration, instead. Through the 1970s, Davis worked at Roosevelt Island’s [&hellip
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Opening Older Minds to New Alternatives

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WESTY_KarenFuller By Tom DiChristopher When most people think about activities for senior citizens, they think shuffleboard, bingo—maybe mahjong. Karen Fuller’s mind goes elsewhere: gong therapy, laughter yoga, massage tai chi. For the past 20 years, Karen Fuller has been enriching the lives of seniors through a wellness program at Dorot, an organization that alleviates social isolation [&hellip
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Her Group Sends Helpers to Seniors at No Charge

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit, WESTYS

WESTY_IreneZola By Susan Armitage Irene Zola wants the world to know about people like Dolores Saborido. In her nineties, Saborido had outlived nearly all of her relatives. Her hired caregiver did not speak enough English, Zola says, and Saborido was socially isolated. Eventually, Saborido phoned Zola’s organization, Lifeforce in Later Years (LiLY), which matched her with [&hellip
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WAHVE of the Future: Why Senior Workers Are Better

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth 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

ws_Prince Sue home office photo Like many successful companies, WAHVE (Work at Home Vintage Employees) was a business created to solve a specific problem. Founder and CEO Sharon Emek had been mulling over the conundrum her industry, insurance, had been facing for years: the imminent loss of a huge segment of the workforce through retirement. Fifty percent of workers in [&hellip
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