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Remember The Grandparents BY WON JUNG

For more than a century, Americans have celebrated national holidays to commemorate the irreplaceable roles of mothers and fathers in individual homes and society as a whole. But for all the hoopla surrounding Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, the same kind of attention has largely fallen off when it comes to Grandparents Day in the U.S. Walk into any CVS or Rite Aid during the family holiday season and for every five columns of parental holiday cards, one will find maybe a single column of grandparent holiday cards. But having given a 70-year headstart to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, Grandparents Day is well on its way to staking its own claim on national attention as it continues to grow in popularity. Grandparents Day became an official national holiday back in 1978 when then-President Jimmy Carter signed a statute proclaiming a holiday “to honor grandparents, to give

grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children’s children and to help children become aware of strength, information and guidance older people can offer.” Now, almost 40 years later, the first Sunday following Labor Day is dedicated to grandparents. Of course, the simplest, yet still meaningful, way for children to celebrate Grandparents Day is to spend time with their loved ones. But perhaps this year a playing of “A Song for Grandma and Grandpa”, the official song of the holiday in America, the purchase of forget-me-nots, the official flower of the holiday, or the post of a selfie with the hashtag #TakeAGrandie may seem appropriate. Grandparents Day is also a great opportunity for intergenerational exchange. Take this day to finally teach grandparents how to use that iPad they got a couple years back or ask them about how life was different when they were growing up. These connections can help facilitate unprecedented mutual understanding. Whatever your choice may be, there are plenty of ways to celebrate grandparents. However, this national holiday is not strictly limited to biological grandparental ties. For those whose grandparents have passed, Grandparents Day can also serve as a day of appreciation for other grandparental figures in their life. Don’t limit the day to biological family but also spend the day doing something grand for older adults in the community. As much as Grandparents Day is a celebration and moment of appreciation for grandparents, it is also a day for the older community to continue its neverending service of providing wisdom and advice to the next generations. This holiday is a day for all people, young and old, to come together and build a stronger, more united community. Grandparents Day will be on Sept. 10 this year. Visit www. for more tips and ideas.

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following him back to the young women. “When I saw Angie, I knew I wanted to dance with her. We’ve been dancing When we choose to marry, most of us together now for 60 years.” Marty and Barbara Bellin met as enter into it with stars in our eyes and school psychologist and special educahopes for a lifelong partnership with tion teacher. the object of our affection and desire. “We worked together to help the kids The benefits of long term marriage are to function well in school,” Barbara many; positive self-perception, a sense recalled. “He’d always get the best out of security during trying times, being able to share memories, and a decreased of every kid. In September, our students suggested that we get married. Come risk of depression and certain diseases. January, we finally took their advice In a loving long-term relationship, your and went on a date. By April, we were present and futures are so intertwined that you can trust your partner has your engaged and in August we married. The kids got aisle seats at the wedding.” best interests at heart. The Weinrebs married after securing So how do we keep that love alive? I asked that question to three couples jobs as educators. Children further cemented their relationship. married 50 years or more who live at “We agreed on what was important Jefferson’s Ferry Life Plan Community. when bringing up our children.” There They offered up their perspectives on how they’ve kept their love vital through was also the matter of independence. “We enjoyed separate activities and the joys and challenges of a lifetime. respected our differences, of which there Harold and Ruth Weinreb met on a double date close to 65 years ago. While were many.” Friends were also important, as was they weren’t each other’s date that evening, Harold preferred Ruth over his alone time together. Ruth was never own date, asking for her phone number. afraid to go to bed angry. “By waiting to hash it out you can reHe was looking for someone bright and flect and cool off. Learn to say ‘I’m sorry, very sociable with a good sense of humor. Likewise, Ruth valued intelligence, I was wrong.’ Don’t bicker about the smaller things. We are very lucky to both looks, good humor, personality and a be healthy and to have had a relatively good listener. What would prove to be stable life without great tragedy.” an enduring match was made. Angie and Bill Daly married in Angie and Bill Daly met when Angie’s 1958, and six children came in quick brother drove her and a group of her succession. friends to a dance. “One daughter is bipolar so we’ve Bill saw Angie’s brother carrying been through a lot together,” said Angie. an armload of women’s coats and “We prayed together for grace and said, “You’re the guy I want to talk to,”

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A Happy Marriage perseverance through the ups and downs of married life. We believed that marriage was sacred and even in difficulty had to make things work out. We always invited friends and family over, even just for a beer and chips. It gave us something to look forward to. The exchange of ideas helped us navigate our challenges.” Bill and Angie give each other a bear hug to start each day and they make it a point to try to outdo each other in kindness. “Repay kindness with even more kindness. Make peace after a disagreement, if just with, ‘Can I make you a sandwich?’ Have a sense of humor, advised Bill, and don’t take life too seriously. We had three babies in 2.5 years—the babies came so fast that we didn’t have a lot of time to feel sorry for ourselves.” Recently, Bill was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. “We are in a good place. There are a lot of activities here and we have continued to make friends with our neighbors at Jefferson’s Ferry,” said Angie. “It enhances and simplifies our life.” Barbara and Marty Bellin have been

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Jefferson’s Ferry as friends are very available.” “We try to build each other up. Our disagreements don’t go outside the house. We think it’s sad to hear couples argue and bring others into it. Marty’s been the most supportive in encouraging me and helping bring out my talents,” added Barbara. Marty advises talking things out.


“Early on, we decided no name calling. It’s about ‘I feel,’...not attacking the other person’s ego. That can’t be taken back. Build each other up and express your feelings without taking the other person down.” Cathy DeAngelo is the director of sales and marketing at Jefferson’s Ferry Life Plan Community in South Setauket.


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County Honors Senior Citizens Of The Year BY ANTON MEDIA STAFF

The Nassau County Office for the Aging recently announced Dolores Genovese as the county’s 2017 Senior Citizen “Woman of the Year” and Richard Begandy as the “Man of the Year”. Genovese has been volunteering for more than 40 years with many organizations. She and Anthony, her husband of 62 years, have volunteered at the soup kitchen in Freeport for 19 years. She has partnered with the Massapequa School District and Yes Community Counseling Center to identify children and families who have struggled financially and emotionally to provide assistance. She is also involved in the Women’s Club of Massapequa, the Italian Club, and the Retired Teacher’s Club. “It is my distinct honor to congratulate Dolores as Nassau County’s 2017 Senior Citizen ‘Woman of the Year’,” said County Executive Ed Mangano. “Dolores is an inspiration and role model for the young and not so young. Her advice is words to live by: ‘You

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Dolores Genovese have to find your passion in life and think about what works for you. You then just need to follow through... knowing what your strengths are and what you enjoy doing for others’.” Genovese was born in Brooklyn and moved to Massapequa Park in 1940. She graduated from Hofstra University in 1954 and taught in the Massapequa School District for 29 years. Genovese has three children and six grandchildren. Begandy is involved in many organizations including VFW Post 7763, Massapequa Park, where he was the commander from June 2004

to June 2016; Town of Oyster Bay Veterans Advisory Board, Massapequa Park Planning Commission 20102013; U.S. Marine Corps. 1st Division Association; and he is vice president of Massapequa Cares. He has received numerous awards and honors: Named Veteran of the Year by the Massapequa Park Republican Club in 2010, New York State Senior Citizen of the Year representing Nassau County in Albany, and Outstanding Service Award from Canine Companions as Korean War Veteran of the Year. Begandy participates in the bi-annual

Veterans Stand Down for our homeless veterans. He continually promotes Americanism and awareness of our active military and veterans by visiting and partaking in many of the ceremonies conducted by our community’s schools. He educates local Scouts on American flag etiquette and history. “I congratulate Richard as Nassau County’s 2017 Senior Citizen ‘Man of the Year’,” said Mangano. “Richard is most deserving of this award for his community service to residents, our nation’s heroes and for his service and dedication to our armed forces.” Begandy was born in Pennsylvania, raised in Rochester, NY, and moved to Long Island in 1966. He has been a resident of Massapequa Park since 1984. He served in the United States Navy (1954-58). His advice to others is “Get involved with your community!” and “We can all make a difference in our community and/or by helping our veterans.” He has followed his own advice by always striving to do everything that can be done for the community, the VFW and our military, veterans and their families.

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Seniors Use Apple Technology Although Gloria Boyd, 73 and resident of New Hyde Park, has had an iPhone for about four years, she is frustrated because of her limited knowledge of how to use many of the functions and apps. After attending a free program offered by Genser Dubow Genser & Cona (GDGC), an elder law firm based in Melville, along with EAC Network, she was thrilled to learn new skills. Now, she won’t have to rely on her son to help her. “It was most valuable for me to find out how to scan documents with my phone,” said Boyd. “This knowledge alone will help me with my work at St. Vincent’s de Paul when I have to process extensive paperwork from clients.” According to the Pew Institute, about 30 percent of adults ages 60 or older do not know how to use technological devices. To help Long Island seniors overcome their fear of technology and learn more about using an iPhone or iPad, GDGC and EAC Network, a social service agency on LI that helps people in need, recently hosted a free “Senior Tech of LI” program. EAC provided the group with an instructor and a coach. Each participant

Seated: Gloria Boyd with Sarah Carpenter, communications and community coordinator, GDGC brought their iPhone and/or iPad for cases with the new technology, hands-on training. including the use of iPhones and “Many of our clients are seniors iPads,” said Melissa Negrin-Wiener, and we see them struggling in many Esq., partner at GDGC. “That’s why


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Local Org Teams Up To Provide Wheelchairs Worldwide BY ANTON MEDIA STAFF

In outlying Santiago, Chile, two elderly sisters lived just blocks apart but were disabled and could not leave their homes. When the California-based nonprofit Free Wheelchair Mission gifted each woman her own wheelchair, the siblings could finally make the yards-long journey to reunite face to face after 15 years. Receiving the gift of mobility is a beautiful, empowering experience for these Chilean sisters, as well as 13-year-old Ma Hao in China, 91-year-old Fidel in Mexico and nearly a million other people with disabilities helped through the Free Wheelchair Mission’s generous work. With a doctorate in engineering and years of experience in the biomedical field, Don Schoendorfer founded his humanitarian organization in 2001 to deliver durable, inexpensive wheelchairs—at no cost—to those less fortunate in the world.

The World Health Organization estimates that 100 million people in developing countries are in critical need of a wheelchair but lack the resources to obtain one. For a countless number of the planet’s poor, birth defects, land mines, disease, malnutrition, unclean water and other untreated health disorders lead to deformity and restricted movement. Often, those with challenged mobility must be carried everywhere. Others are left to crawl on the ground or remain secluded in a back bedroom. Isolation, depression and hopelessness add to the struggle to even stand up, let alone take a step. Throughout 93 countries to date, from desolate villages to bustling urban centers, Free Wheelchair Mission has transformed the lives of those who cannot walk. By partnering with organizations and individuals, Free Wheelchair Mission is on target to reach its one-millionth wheelchair recipient soon.

Right at Home, a leader in professional home care services for seniors and adults with a disability, is teaming up with Free Wheelchair Mission to help extend the gift of mobility to those who need it most. During Right at Home’s annual meeting, funds were collected to send 1,650 wheelchairs to children and adults in need throughout the world. “We are excited to partner with Free Wheelchair Mission, because every day we see how lack of mobility affects the quality of life for the clients we serve,” said Gregg Balbera, president of Right at Home Nassau Suffolk. “For those living with a disability in less-resourced nations, a wheelchair opens doors to an education, a job, independence and social interaction,” said Balbera. “Mobility encourages renewed self-confidence and hope.” A gift of $80 will manufacture, ship, assemble and deliver one wheelchair anywhere in the world. Specifically designed to

withstand rugged terrain in inaccessible communities, the wheelchairs feature common parts that can be easily maintained and repaired on-site, ensuring reliable, worry-free use for years to come. “Volunteers work with teams in-country to assemble and give away hundreds of wheelchairs at a time,” Balbera explained. “Many of us with Right at Home are eager to participate in one of these ‘Vision Trips’ to see the exuberant joy on the faces of children to aging adults who will be mobile again, or for the first time ever.” Balbera shared the inspiring story of Aishat from a Nigerian community where those with disabilities are not always treated well. When Aishat contracted polio at a young age, her overwhelmed father could not face caring for a child with a disability. He abandoned Aishat and her mother. Sadly, Aishat’s mother died, but the child’s grandmother stepped in. The grandmother sold her only possession—a canopy that she


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rented out—to pay for Aishat to attend school. The compassionate woman carried her grandchild to school and one day heard a radio announcement about free medical treatment and wheelchairs. Aishat received one of those Free Wheelchair Mission wheelchairs. At age 7, Aishat could finally get around on her own. Overjoyed, her grandmother shouted, “This is a life-changing donation. Now my girl

will stop crawling on the ground!” Together, Free Wheelchair Mission and Right at Home are honored to collaborate and raise funds to provide the gift of mobility in Vietnam, Cambodia, Romania, Ukraine and everywhere in between. “It’s quite an experience when you actually show up at somebody’s home, especially when they are not expecting you, because they have been waiting for a wheelchair for maybe 25 years,” Schoendorfer noted. “You put them in the wheelchair and instantly they gain this dignity from sitting up straight,” he said. “Human beings have such an innate need and desire to move independently.” “When you rob them of this, you take away so much of their humanity,” Schoendorfer added. “We need your help to get your brothers and sisters up off the ground. It’s that simple.” Visit to learn more about joining efforts locally to supply wheelchairs to the world’s less fortunate, visit or call 516-719-5999.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that $28.7 million in federal funding is available to help communities eliminate barriers to traditional transportation services and enhance public mobility alternatives for seniors and New Yorkers with disabilities. This new grant opportunity will enable private nonprofit organizations and municipal governments to: •P  urchase accessible buses and vans; • I mplement mobility management programs; •P  rovide travel training and assistance to users; and • I mprove the accessibility of bus stops, including sidewalks, curb-cuts, and updated signage or wayfinding technology. These funds, made available to the state through the Federal Transit Administration and administered by the New York State Department of Transportation, are provided through the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (Section 5310). The program will provide up to 80

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Town’s FunDay Monday Season Underway

North Hempstead’s FunDay Monday season is well underway as hundreds of seniors came to North Hempstead Beach Park to enjoy the day of activities and socializing. This popular senior program takes place every Monday until Aug. 29 and runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The main sponsor of this year’s FunDay Monday series is Northwell Health. The town’s FunDay Monday program offers games, music, dancing, entertainment, exercise, a farmer’s market and more. New activities this year include nature walks along the Hempstead Harbor Trail and mindful coloring. The organic Farmer’s Market returns with fresh local produce for the seniors to purchase.

The remaining 2017 FunDay Monday summer event schedule is: Monday, Aug. 21: Doo Wop with “Remember Then” Monday, Aug. 28: “HomeTown USA” An exciting celebration of American traditions with crafts, hobbies, demos, musical performances, a classic car show and a special Salute to the Armed Forces. You can also come swing into Dixie with “The Banjo Rascals” and savor the summer with “Stan and Edie.”

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Caregiver Briefs The Nassau County Office for the Aging is offering a support group specifically targeted to respond to the needs of elder caregivers. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Long Beach Public Library (101 West Park Ave.). Persons interested in attending for the first time, or in need of additional information, should call 516-227-8900. .............................. Enjoy the many activities that are scheduled to take place during September at Nassau County Senior Centers throughout the area. Additional information and reservations are available by calling the telephone number listed for the Senior Center where the activity is being held. Glen Cove Senior Community Service Center at 130 Glen St., 516-759-9610 Great Neck Senior Community Service Center at 80 Grace Ave., 516-487-0025 Herricks Senior Community Service Center at 999 Herricks Rd., New Hyde Park, 516-305-8976

Massapequa Park Senior Community Service Center at 379 Linden St., 516-797-5357 Life Enrichment Center At Oyster Bay Senior Community Service Center at 45 East Main St., 516-922-1770 Port Washington Senior Community Service Center at 9 Carlton Ave., 516-944-9654 .............................. The Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF) has announced their ongoing support groups for adult children and spouses of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or related memory disorders. The Adult Children Caregivers group began on July 31. The spouses group began meeting on Aug. 3 and will continue every other Thursday. Both groups meet from 1 to 2 p.m. and take place at LIAF’s new headquarters located at 1025 Old Country Rd. in Westbury (parking and entrance on State St.). For information or to register for a group, call Melissa Katz, LMSW, ext. 14 or Carissa McDermott, LMSW, ext. 11 at 516-767-6856.

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7 Books For Personal Development On the path of self-discovery and personal development? We all are, whether we are actively pursuing it or not. Evolution is our birthright and every experience we have has the power to fuel and stretch us to be more conscious and evolved human beings. Learning how to harness every challenge into an opportunity for growth is accessible to each and every one of us. It starts with a willingness to change our perceptions and be open to a new, more peaceful way of moving through every moment of life. I have put together a list of some of my favorite books that have encouraged me to step outside of my comfort zone and look at my own life through a different set

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The Power of Intention In this brilliant book, the late Dr. Wayne Dyer introduces the idea that by using the power of intention, we can train ourselves to tune into an ever-present universal energy that is available to all of us. By tuning in to this space of possibility, he teaches that we can move beyond our minds and our egos while co-creating a life that helps us to feel our best.

You Can Heal Your Life An eye-opening book by the brilliant Louise Hay, in which she explains in very simple language the innate power we each have to change the circumstances of our lives. She shares how our thoughts, our language and our actions create our own personal reality. This has been

own love language, one that resonates with them and that they can meaningfully respond to, has the potential to elevate each and every one of our relationships. If you are looking to take your relationships to the next level, Dr. Gary Chapman’s book is a must read for you and your loved ones.

The Four Agreements

the single most influential book in my own life and I make sure to re-read it every couple of years.

The 5 Languages of Love Learning how to communicate effectively with our loved ones is instrumental. Learning how to speak to them in their very

This book that was written by Don Miguel Ruiz some 20 years ago teaches us of four sacred contracts that we must hold ourselves responsible for in order to reach personal and spiritual empowerment. Understanding that we are all born as loving and peaceful human beings helps us to unlearn some of our fear-based actions and behaviors and step into a more elevated way of living. This

book has changed many lives. Many people have found that committing to these four agreements has had a transformational impact on their lives.

The Gifts of Imperfection In this inspiring book, Brene Brown, vulnerability and shame expert, breaks down how we can use courage and self-compassion to authentically embrace who we are. Her words support us to own our story and become active participants in learning from and growing through each and every “imperfection”.

Melody Pourmoradi is a life and wellness coach at Life Evolutions Coaching. Check out to learn more.

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medications are the only options. Yes, even if you’re “bone on bone”, this treatment can help! What Do I Do Next? If you are tired of suffering with painful osteoarthritis of the knee, all you have to do is call (516) 882-6562 right now and ask for your “No Cost Knee Pain Consultation”. During your consultation with the doctor, you will get all of your questions answered in a warm and friendly environment. Help is only a phone call away at:

(516) 882-6562 Please note: Since call volume is high due to the increased demand for this service, if you call and are unable to reach someone live, try calling back again or simply leave your name and phone number and someone from the staff will call you back to schedule your No Cost Knee Pain Consultation. We can only guarantee an appointment this week for the first 12 callers only, so if you’re ready to find out if you are a good candidate then don’t wait, call now!

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Nassau County – Did you know that over 100 million Americans suffer from knee and joint pain? In fact, this pain accounts for nearly one third of all visits to primary care physicians and half of all anti-inflammatory prescriptions. Have you ever wondered how different your life would be if you could get rid of your knee pain? Where would you go? What would you do? What would you give for a day, a week or even a lifetime of pain-free mobility? How would you feel if there was an FDA-cleared treatment available locally that could provide the relief you have been searching for even if nothing else has worked for you? Now what if I told you this treatment required no surgery, was virtually pain free, and above all else was covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare? If this sounds good to you, then relief may now be closer than you think! This natural, FDA-cleared and virtually pain-free, small joint injection is providing new hope for knee arthritis sufferers, which has been shown to significantly reduce and even eliminate the pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee. This treatment is the natural scientific answer for all those who have been told that surgery, dietary supplements and

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Omega-3s At Every Meal

Have you heard of omega-3 fatty acids? These are essential fats that we must get from food; the human body cannot make this particular type of fatty acid. Omega-3s play a special role in cell membranes, hormone regulation and inflammation. They even bind to receptors in cells that regulate genetic function. Omega-3s have been studied in depth; research has shown that they can help prevent heart disease, stroke and even play a protective role in cancer. The beneficial relationship between omega-3s and heart disease has the strongest evidence, including its effect on lowering blood pressure and heart rate. Seafood rich in omega-3s includes salmon, fresh tuna and halibut. Incorporating fresh fish into your family dinner meals is always a great idea. I like to take advantage of ordering seafood when I dine out, as it is typically prepared in a lighter way than other entrees. Grilled salmon or lightly seared tuna is an excellent entrĂŠe option that is packed with omega-3s and heart-healthy benefits. Omega-3s are known to be found in fish, however they are abundant in other foods as well. There are various

CHOOSING HEALTH Stefani Pappas RDN, CDN, CPT plant-based omega-3 foods that include certain oils, nuts, seeds and beans. For example, walnuts, ground flaxseeds and chia seeds are known for their high omega-3 content. I love to add chopped walnuts and ground flaxseeds to cereal, yogurt or even salads for a nutritious boost. Chia seed pudding makes for a delicious healthy dessert, and you can find countless recipes for this on Pinterest. There are also many foods that are fortified with omega-3s; these include eggs, milk, soy milk and yogurt. These foods can be incorporated into your diet as snacks, such as a yogurt parfait or glass of milk/soy milk. I personally love a veggie-filled omelet for breakfast on the weekends, which can add some additional omega-3 benefit when fortified. Certain green leafy vegetables are

also good sources of ALA, which is one form of omega-3 fatty acids. These vegetables are packed with fiber and other nutrients as well. Try Brussels sprouts, kale, or spinach as a side with your dinner meal. Try kale chips as a snack or roasted Brussels sprouts to snack on during the day. I often get asked whether or not one should take an omega-3 supplement.

Long Island Heart Walk September 17, 2017 Jones Beach, NY Register online at or contact Theresa Fredriksen at

The American Heart Association will host its Long Island Heart Walk; a 3.1 mile non-competitive walk held at beautiful Jones Beach. Join our walk to raise funds to support research, education, and advocacy of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Participants will enjoy free health screenings, heart health information, interactive activities, family fun, refreshments, and live entertainment in a casual, fun environment.

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InspIrIng Women™

a free community health education program

grandparents, are you up-to-date? Please join Ronald V. Marino, DO, Associate Chairman of Pediatrics and Richard A. Bagdonas, MD, Acute Care Surgeon, Department of Surgery for an informative session on the following: • Learn how to keep children safe inside and outside the home • Understand updates on vaccines, SIDS prevention and safe sleep • Become familiar with feeding options and choking hazards

Thursday, September 7, 2017 Stefani Pappas, MS, RDN, CDN, CPT, is a clinical dietitian nutritionist at St. Francis Hospital. She also provides private and group nutrition counseling at her office in Great Neck. Visit www. for more info.

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NYU Winthrop Research & Academic Center 101 Mineola Blvd. (Corner of Second Street in Mineola) Treiber Family Conference Center Admission is free, but seating is limited For reservations: Please call (516) 663-3916 or email: For parking information call: 516-663-9761


At the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, people carry flowers representing their connection to Alzheimer’s — a disease that currently has no cure. But what if one day there was a flower for Alzheimer’s first survivor? What if there were millions of them? Help make that beautiful day happen by joining us for the world’s largest fundraiser to fight the disease. Register today at

Walk to End Alzheimer’s - Long Island Saturday, September 16 I Belmont Lake State Park, North Babylon I 9 a.m. Saturday, October 14 I Suffolk County Farm, Yaphank I 9 a.m.


It’s important to note that the Food and Drug Administration advises no more than 3g of omega-3s per day, or else an individual may experience uncomfortable gastrointestinal symptoms. If you are eating fish at least twice a week and regularly including the other omega-3 rich foods listed in this article, you may not need an omega-3 supplement. Additionally, food forms are naturally more bioavailable to the body than supplements. However, if you dislike fish or may not be able to afford having fresh fish on a regular basis, an omega-3 supplement may not be a bad idea for you.

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“A year ago I couldn’t think about hitting a driver. Now after back surgery, I’m a weekend warrior again. No pain and I’m doing what I love... THANKS TO NSPC!” Michael’s road to recovery began with a call to Neurological Surgery, P.C. (NSPC) and a same-day appointment with a member of NSPC’s team of world-renowned brain and spine surgeons. He received a personalized treatment plan that ensured the best possible outcome. Michael’s journey ended with minimally invasive surgery that restored his normal life, including hitting it straight down the fairway.

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