The Transition Network

New York City Chapter

The Caring Times

(Posted December 1, 2016)


                     December  2016

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In This Issue

Feeling Older? Puleeze

Health Maintenance Tip 

Fear of Falling and What You Can Do

In Case You Missed It 

How Are We Doing?
Upcoming Events

TTN Annual Holiday Luncheon
December 5th 

Caring Collaborative Orientation Session 
December 6th 

Online Orientation for New Members 
December 9th
Save The Date
New Year's Resolution: Organize My Home and My Life! 
January 19th 

PotLuck Dinner 
January 24th

January Talking Circle: Appearances Aside...January 18th

Women In Transition Workshop
February 4th 
Partner Events
JBFCS Connect To Care: Daily Drop-in Facilitated Meditation 
December 2016 
Other Event
"Faith in America" The Aging of America: A New Workforce for Social Justice 

 December 7th
TTN - NYC Event Policies  

Refund Policy
Refunds are only issued for cancellations made at least 7 days before the event.

Check Policy
Payments by check must be received 7 days before event, or registration will be cancelled . 
Welcome New Members
Ellen Baru
Karen Buros
Alice Clark
Mady  Goldstein
Linda Marcus
Barbara North
Lori Palmer
Daphne  Prior
Hedy Shulman
Susan  Stuart
Wendy Williams
 A Message from Our NYC Chapter ChairEileenNote  

Hi Members!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I expect to see at least some of you at the gym as we try to work off those extra pounds we all gained.
Now, with the Holiday Season upon us, we have begun the transition to cooler weather, and I am in my glory!  While many of you are either packing for your annual trek to Florida or dreaming of a Caribbean cruise, I feel energized - I move faster, work harder, and love to wander the streets of this glorious city.
Speaking of transitions, be sure to check out Amy Epstein's article below, describing her experience volunteering with the JCC's Women's Engage Group, and learning how uplifting volunteering can be.
Also, with winter approaching, walking conditions will soon become wetter, colder and more slippery, so you should find Sally Olds' article about how to avoid falling especially useful.  And watch for TTN's FallStop...MOVE STRONG event, which will be offered in April!
Finally, take a look at the valuable health tips provided about Sepsis and GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) to learn how to recognize the symptoms and understand treatment options for both of these diseases.
I hope you all stay warm and safe, and don't forget to....

Have a Great Day!
Barbara Alpern,
Feeling Older? Puleeze. Feeling_Older  
by  Amy Epstein 

You are reading my inaugural column in The Caring Times, which I was asked to write and illustrate with topics that draw on my own narrative of transitions.  They have included the transition trifecta of becoming a widow 7 years ago after a marriage of 41 years, moving from a brownstone in Brooklyn to an apartment on the Upper West Side and selling a company around the time of my husband's death which I had started 25 years before. 
So, as far as transitions go, I get to wear the gold hat with a rhinestone "T".
My hope with this diary is to share some of my experiences, which may resonate with many of us trying to figure out how to age gracefully, not break a bone, keep our brains active, enjoy a rich social life, experience the delights of continuing to learn and challenge ourselves, discover new places and people, and, most importantly, to keep finding things to make us happy and fulfilled.
For my maiden column I'm going to narrate a current endeavor which is really about the pleasure of volunteering and giving ...   Read More
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Health Maintenance Tip Health_Tip  

Could it be Sepsis?

Sepsis, or septicemia, occurs when the body has an extreme response to an infection. Without prompt treatment, organ failure can follow - but the early symptoms of sepsis are similar to many less catastrophic illnesses... Read More

 Could it be GERD?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which the stomach contents leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach). 

This can irritate the esophagus and cause heartburn and other symptoms... Read More
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Fear of Falling and What You Can Do Fear_Falling  
by Sally Wendkos Olds

In my circle of friends, practically everyone - including me - has fallen within the last couple of years. One friend hit the floor when the chair she was standing on to reach a high cabinet tipped over. One tripped over a small rug in her apartment. One tumbled down stairs when, wearing her progressive lenses, she could not see the bottom of the staircase. One slipped and fell on her face on a marble floor, injuring her eye socket. I ended up spread-eagled on a sidewalk when, looking up at the marquee of the theater I was headed to, I caught my toe in a crack in the cement. 

The ways we fall are as varied as we are - and the ways to prevent falls are also varied, as we acknowledge and compensate for changes in vision, balance, muscular strength, and other abilities we've always taken for granted.  Fortunately, we can change our ways and do a lot to prevent falling.  "Reaching your sixties should be a wake-up call...   Read More

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In Case You Missed It... Smile  
Click the link to view article that appeared in a past issue of the Caring Times.

September 2016: 
Long Term Care Insurance 
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 Neighborhood Group NotesNGs  
Neighborhood Groups continue to grow and be one of the most important parts of the Caring Collaborative. At our meetings we share and learn from each other about topics that contribute to our well-being. Read what Neighborhood Groups have been talking about and see if there's a topic that would work well for your group, too. Read More
How are we doing? 
We would appreciate your feedback about The Caring Times. 
  • What comments and reactions do you have to features in the current edition?
  • What subjects can you suggest for future articles?
  • What sort of Health Tips would be helpful for you?
With your input, we can produce a better, more informative Caring Times.  Please send your responses to
 Around TTN  Town TTN_Town  

How Is Your Transition Going?
2017 TTN will host a year-long schedule   of different Talking Circles and Workshops led by professional facilitators and coaches. These courses are  for women exploring new possibilities, or anticipating or experiencing changes in life or work. Registration is  now open!

Wednesday, January 18th 

January Talking Circle: Appearances Aside...

Saturday, February 4th 

Women In Transition Workshop - a TTN Signature Program 

TTN-NYC Points of Contact 

Did you know there are 5 different ways to connect and learn about TTN members?  Click here to view TTN-NYC's points of contact
Caring Collaborative Contacts   
Caring Collaborative Chair
Barbara Stahura -               
Caring Times Managing Editor
Karen Gens -

Caring Times Production Editor
Victoria Weill-Hagai -

Caring Collaborative Coordinator
Shawndra Card-Grant  -
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