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explains, “My mother, who had been an actress, always said I was an incredibly determined young girl no matter what I tried to do. So I guess in the back of my mother’s mind, she thought, `It may take awhile, but she’ll get there.’ And though my father was concerned about my financial situation and suggested I might wanna think about a fallback, he never said, `You can’t do this anymore.’” As for mentors, Janney met hers at Kenyon College in Ohio: Paul Newman and his wife, Joanne Woodward. Newman, a class of `49 alum, directed the budding actress (class of `82) in her first play at the college. “It was by Michael Cristofer, who won the Pulitzer Prize for The Shadow Box,” Janney recounts. “It was called—get ready for it—CC Pyle and the Bunion Derby. It was about a marathon race. Anyway, I was struck with how much

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More Awards for Long Island Woman At the Press Club of Long Island’s Media Awards dinner on June 7th at the Woodbury Country Club, Long Island Woman won three awards. In the category of Best Column, Carol Silva took the second place award for her Catching Up with Carol column. In the category of Best Narrative: Entertainment, David Lefkowitz took the second place award for his interview with Allison Janney, Allison Janney: Her Slow But Sure Rise to Stardom. In the category of Best Magazine Cover, Arie Nadboy and Susan Rizzo won second place for their cover design of the November 2017 issue with Paula Poundstone. Long Island Woman has won awards from Press Club of lsland every year since we started publishing in 2001. Press Club of Long Island is a professional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. They are devoted to protecting and advocating for First Amendment rights, furthering ethical standards and providing ongoing training for their members.

A River Runs To It From now through the end of October, Lady Liberty Cruises’ Majestic Princess invites sea-goers to take in the spectacular vistas of the North Shore and Manhattan on their Evening Harbor Cruises. Your adventure begins at Manhasset Bay, continues past Long Island’s fabled Gold Coast and Millionaires’ Row, then glides along the East River to see New York Harbor, Manhattan’s glorious skyline, and, of course, Lady Liberty her6 • Long Island Woman • July 2018

self. There are six cruises in July; each four-hour cruise includes a full buffet dinner, open bar, music, dancing, and more. Prices range from $139 to $159 per person ($289 for July 4), with discounts for groups of 10. Weekday cruises sail from 7-11 p.m., weekends from 6-10 p.m. Book your excursion at ladylibertcruises.com or by calling 516-922-9214. Cruises board 30 minutes before departure at the Port Washington Town Dock, 347 Main Street.

Beneficial Blooms The warm July weather is perfect for weddings, anniversary parties, fund-raisers, and other celebrations, ßall made even more memorable by artfully displayed floral arrangements. But what happens to those blooms after the event is over, and they fade from glory? In 2014, event planner Jennifer Grove noticed that the roses she had lovingly arranged for her client’s wedding filled a dumpster just hours after the event. So she started Repeat Roses, a New York City-based company that brings new life to discarded flowers. After an event, her employees pick up the arrangements and rearrange them for delivery as bedside bouquets for residents of hospices, cancer treatment facilities, and shelters for the homeless or victims of domestic abuse. Once the flowers start to wilt, Repeat Roses’ staffers collect them again and compost them locally to enrich the soil. They send news and photographs of the flowers’ recipients to the event hosts, who receive a charitable

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Sun and Soil It relieves pain, reduces stress, burns calories, and enhances one’s mood. Is it some newly approved prescription pill? No, it’s the simple, ancient act of gardening. A Journal of Health Psychology study compared the stress levels of people assigned to work in a garden for 30 minutes vs. people assigned to read. Guess who had a greater decrease in levels of cortisol (the stress hormone)? The gardeners. Having close contact with soil bacteria increases the depression-fighting, immune-system-boosting hormone serotonin, and all that physical activity—digging, shoveling planting, bending, raking, weeding—can burn up to 420 calories per hour, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells us. Other studies revealed that Alzheimer’s disease patients who gardened improved their memories and attention spans, and children and older adults who worked the soil for a year after treatment had levels of agility and endurance that were higher than when they began the program. Gardening also encourages mindfulness: Keeping one’s thoughts on where to plant which vegetable or flower keeps the brain rooted in the here and now. Amateur gardeners who are big on enthusiasm but short on space can commandeer windowsills, patios, balconies, or alleyways; plant and tend their crop; then marvel at the magic of dirt. To advertise: 516-505-0555 x1 • liwomanonline.com/advertise Baiting Hollow Nursery


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Renaissance Folk Rock The ethereal voice of Long Island native Candice Night and the guitar virtuosity of former Deep Purple stringsmith Ritchie Blackmore meld as they celebrate their 20-year marital-music partnership. Original compositions, a medieval slant, and acoustic/electric, multi-instrumental performances have earned gold records for the band. Blackmore’s Night performs on Sunday, July 22 at 7 p.m. at The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington. Purchase tickets for $24 to $54 at paramountny.com. Learn more about this American-British group at blackmoresnight.com.

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Keeping Your Cool Describe the work you do and how you became involved. I facilitate Long Island’s largest young widows’ and widowers’ bereavement group. I lost my husband suddenly when I was 42 and waited months for an opening. The group ran only eight weeks, and my therapist closed her eyes at my last session while I cried. No widow should go through the fragile state of widowhood alone. They need support, compassion, and most of all, love. All my friends had husbands; I didn’t know where I fit in. I supported three children and struggled each day. I couldn’t resume being a respiratory tech (my job before I married 19 years ago). I was a self-taught artist and painted murals to support my family. I promised myself that if I got through this, I would help others. What was your most important break? The bereavement group said I needed to be a social worker or psychologist. After pleading that I lived it, they dismissed me. I called my local church’s older daytime group, and they sent me for nondenominational training. What has failure taught you? Failure is a learning lesson to push you forward. I knew I could do this and would change the rules. Rejection is just someone’s opinion. My motto: “Every success seemed impossible at first.” What’s the best advice you’ve been given? If you’re widowed, divorced, or single and you’re unhappy, try making a difference; giving back helps you heal. Look outside your comfort zone. What advice would you give other women? We never know when tragedy could strike. I was a homemaker and knew very little. Learn to pay bills, shut off water and gas, and how to work a snow blower. Make sure your husband has a will and life insurance. I know 21-year-old widows. Never think you’re too young to protect yourself.

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The Northport of the late 1800s was a bustle of shipbuilding with busy shipyards, marine railways, hotels, and half a dozen general stores, and an electric trolley glided along Main Street. Storytelling and historic photos illustrate the past at the Parading Down Main Street monthly guided walking tour that starts at the Northport Historical Society, 215 Main Street, on Sunday, July 15 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets ($5) are available on tour day in the Museum Shop.

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he debate over the best way to provide Americans with healthcare has been going on through several presidential administrations, and many solutions have been proposed. Still, most people agree that the delivery of modern healthcare leaves much to be desired. The system has been broken for some time, and many of us are not getting the care we need, which frustrates both healthcare providers and patients.

The Symptoms My mother used to describe her visits to her New Hyde Park doctor this way: “He always acts like he has a train to catch.” After accompanying her to several visits and seeing him breeze in and dash out, I agreed. He was hurrying, like many physicians today, because he had to treat and bill thousands of patients to offset rising administrative, billing, and other expenses and to compensate for low healthinsurance reimbursement rates. The result: Most primary-care doctors can spend only six to nine minutes with each patient. Delaware psychiatric nurse Brad Why told Bloomberg News that he developed a “pretty significant disrespect” for insurance companies. As he put it, “They’re dictating who is getting what, how much they’re getting, putting limits on the care that you receive and the medication that can be prescribed.” Many healthcare providers and patients agree that the companies’ seemingly endless barriers often result in delayed treatment—or no treatment. “Once the backbone of America’s health care system, primary care physicians have been overtaken by medical middlemen that drive Concierge up costs and get between doctors and our patients,” says Dr. Thomas W. LaGrelius president and chairman of The practice American College of Private Physicians.

patients were given better service, had greater access to care, and were referred to specialists more quickly than conventional practice patients.

According to Dr. Scott L. Rex, who has an MDVIP concierge practice in Port Washington, “I became a physician to do one thing: promote wellness. In the traditional practice model, this was an impossibility. I used to spend an average of 10 minutes with each patient and see 20-30 patients each day. Now, that equation is 30-90 minutes for each patient and only 8-10 a day. The concierge model has allowed me to become a doctor again, enhancing and broadening my experience as a physician which has exponentially benefited my patients.”

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Over the last few decades, especially in larger, more affluent metropolitan centers, a growing number of doctors who used to manage their practices according to the standard medical model are cutting the insurance-company cord and embracing a new way of providing healthcare: concierge medicine. The concept has become more popular: One 2013 survey determined that about 7 percent of physicians nationwide were in concierge practices, an increase from the four percent the year before. “There are about 40 to 50 active concierge medicine practices on Long Island today. The nationwide estimates run between 5,000 and 8,000 doctors,” notes Great Neck internist Dr. David Edelson, founder and medical director of HealthBridge Platinum Concierge.

This is how concierge medicine, also called “retainer-based medicine” or “boutique medicine,” works: Physicians “typically have to limit the number of patients they treat, usually to about 600 instead of the 2,500 or so in the average traditional primary-care practice,” explains Marvin Lipman, M.D., chief medical adviser and medical editor of Consumer Reports. Patients pay a retainer, typically between $1,200 to $3,000 per year, to get immediate attention from a doctor. This allows primary care providers (generally, doctors practicing internal medicine, family practice and general practice) to provide more personalized care, spending between 30 and 90 minutes with each patient. Physicians contract directly with patients instead of navigating the insurance companies’ minefields of copays, pre-authorizations, and billing, which can take up nearly 40 percent of providers’ incomes. There are previously unheard-of advantages: For monthly or yearly payments, patients can select their own doctors instead of settling for the insur-

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Discover a better primary care experience on Long Island MDVIP-affiliated physicians like Dr. Scott Rex in Port Washington have smaller practices and more time to focus on prevention and offer conveniences not available in most primary care practices. Dr. Scott Rex is accepting new patients to his innovative primary care practice. Members in his practice benefit from a customized wellness program that includes comprehensive, advanced health screenings and diagnostic tests that have been shown to help detect issues earlier. The results help give a clearer view of your overall health.

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ers’ often narrow roster of participating physicians. They can schedule sameday appointments. Though concierge plans vary, many provide exclusive benefits. Membership at HealthBridge’s Platinum Concierge Services provides patients with their doctor’s cell phone number and better access or extended visits, says Dr. Edelson, and “also includes a VIP waiting room, full gym membership, unlimited visits with a registered dietician, and discounts on a variety of services including personal training, Botox, dermal fillers, and a full service medispa. We even offer house calls when needed.” Another cost-saving benefit is that “Many patients choose to purchase less costly (insurance) plans, as the majority of their routine care can be provided by the concierge doctor, avoiding unnecessary referrals and expensive procedures,“ says Dr. Edelman. Does personalized service mean better outlooks? Concierge practice patients were given better service, had greater access to care, and were referred to specialists more quickly than conventional practice patients, according to a 2009 Tufts University study. Other studies cite evidence of more favorable health outcomes, fewer hospitalizations, and reduced costs.

Considerations Having a concierge physician is not a substitute for medical insurance,” says Dr. Edelman. The retainer does not cover emergency department visits, out-of-network, or specialist care, so patients usually carry higher-deductible health insurance while paying concierge fees (which is not reimbursable by health insurance). Pointing to the negative consequences of limiting practice size, a December 2015 American College of Physicians Position Paper concluded that “such downsizing, especially when associated with retainer fees, could create a barrier to lower-income persons.” The paper also referenced a study that found that retainer physicians care for fewer African-American and Hispanic patients. The concierge model has been labeled elitist since its origin in the 1990s. Observers questioned a system that rewarded the “haves” (who could afford to pay) and discarded the “have-nots.” Others questioned the fairness of concierge physicians who received taxpayer-funded Medicare payments plus an annual fee from the patient. Another possible complication: By 2030, the country could be facing a shortage of 120,000 physicians, reports the Association of American Medical Colleges, because aging baby boomers have more health issues requiring additional primary-care doctor visits, and tens of thousands of doctors will be retiring. Critics say that reducing the number of patients doctors treat will exacerbate the problem.

Guarded Prognosis or Favorable Outcome? With proponents touting concierge medicine as a winwin for patients, doctors, and, increasingly, hospitals, nearly 10 percent of medical practice owners nationwide are planning to convert to concierge practices in the next several years. For those who can afford it, concierge practices have much to offer. But how we can deliver good and attentive healthcare for those who can’t afford it, still remains a national challenge. l

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The Long Island Woman Interview

christine lahti a feminist to her bones

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ith fourth-wave feminism inspiring marches, activism, and hashtags against violence and harassment, women are once again feeling pressured to decide where they “fit” regarding society’s demands on them. If you are a proud housewife and mother, are you a throwback? If you are militantly unisex in dress and style, are you denying your natural muliebrity? If you use your body and sexual power as a facet of your career, are you falling into the traps of maleconstructed desires and stereotypes? Though these socio-political questions are debated continuously on a macro level, every woman, of course, has her own beliefs, boundaries, and experiences that shape her response to society’s shifting mores. Going back to look at your choices along the way can be painful but also edifying and satisfying. To quote the Talking Heads, “You may ask yourself: how did I get here?” Someone who rose to that challenge—and lived to write about it—is award-winning actress Christine Lahti. Since landing the plum role of Al Pacino’s girlfriend in 1979’s And Justice for All, the actress has worked steadily— never quite reaching a mega-hit status but giving memorable performances in such respected films as Swing Shift and Housekeeping, and holding the spotlight as a rival surgeon on Chicago Hope and a sobriety-challenged ADA on Law & Order: SVU. Along the way came stints on Broadway, an endearingly embarrassing moment at the Golden Globes, an Oscar for directing a short film, marriage, motherhood, and a lot of anecdotes about what it meant to be an aspiring actress in the pre-#MeToo era of casting couches and offhanded cruelty disguised as career advice. The result is her newly published memoir, true stories from an unreliable


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witness: A Feminist Coming of Age, which is as much about Lahti finding herself as an empowered woman as it is about her mostly charmed life as an actress. Memories range from her mother breaking through a suffocating Stepford Wife-Meets-June-Cleaver persona to become a professional artist, to Lahti being hired as a dinner date for a wealthy gentleman (and being too naïve to realize that dinner meant, well, more than dinner), to auditioning for a casting director who said she didn’t possess the looks or talent to succeed it unless she slept with the men who could give her jobs. “He didn’t assault me or try to rape me,” Lahti recalls in our late-winter conversation, “but he devastated me by trying to convince me that my work was only in my sexuality, that I would never make it unless I `slept my way to the top’— which was how he put it. Part of me believed he might be right. An internalized misogyny made me think, `Oh my God. All my training, my intelligence, my education, my heart—everything about me was dismissed in that room when he said, `the only way your dreams will ever come true is if you become a prostitute.’ “That was the day I became a feminist in my bones,” she adds, “although the scars of this kind of treatment are lifelong. So you just have to be mindful and work on the distrust you develop about male aggression. You hopefully move on and treat everybody as individuals and not assume that you’ll be harassed or mistreated.” For all her residual anger and disbelief, Lahti doesn’t call out the bad guys in her book by name. She didn’t even report the casting director back then because “I felt I wouldn’t be believed and it wouldn’t do anything. And as I said, I thought, `Maybe he’s right. Maybe I’m just new at this and naïve.’” Lahti has traveled a long way since then, and she says that by reexamining her life “through the sexism of show business, and now navigating through the ageism of show business, it’s all through the lens of being a feminist, which I define simply as a person who believes men and women should have equal rights. I saw my mom being treated like a second-class citizen, and I saw the mothers of all my friends being treated that way. So I was determined not to be like that.” As such, Lahti has generally been careful to take roles that feature complex, vulnerable, but multi-faceted women, be it Wendy Wasserstein’s consciousnessbuilding Heidi on Broadway or playing a former sixties radical still on the run in Sidney Lumet’s Running on Empty. In fact, her rare career regrets included doing–in her pre-fame days–a Joy dishwashing liquid commercial (not exactly ground zero for women’s lib), and a 1995 horror movie called Hideaway: “Over the years, I tried to be really selective about what films I did, but sometimes it just depends on how long it’s been since I’ve worked or how much I need to pay the rent. So I hadn’t worked in a long time, and the director was able to convince me somehow that Hideaway was a feminist thriller, a psychological thriller. And it’s so not! It’s a horror movie! And not a movie I put on my resume.” Missteps aside, unlike other actresses forced to decide between being a role model or fashion model, Lahti doesn’t feel the need to justify her nude scenes ... because she hasn’t done any. “Saying `no’ was a typical, second-wave feminist reaction, I guess,” she explains. “If I was in a movie, and if I was nude, or partially nude, I thought I would not be taken seriously as an actress. At the time, we felt the only power we were given was in our sexuality. So that by denying it, at least externally to the world (by dressing down, not wearing a lot of makeup, not dressing in a sexual way), we would force men to take us more seriously. “What’s different now is that younger women tend to be pro-sex feminists. They

get to be as sexual as they want—which doesn’t mean they want to f**k you. If men objectify them, that’s the men’s problem. These women are empowered and love their sexuality, they celebrate it. So if I were 25 now, would I make different choices? Maybe. But no matter what, it’s always about doing good work and choosing projects that portray women in a threedimensional way.” To demonstrate, Lahti proudly lists such credits as the Bill Forsyth film, Housekeeping (“a little gem of a movie”), her off-Broadway turn last fall in Suzan-Lori Parks F**king A, and a short-lived series on the WB Network, Jack and Bobbie. “That show had a small but devoted, passionate fan base. It was on the wrong network, so it lasted only one season, but it was really smart, and I loved the character. She was a very flawed professor and mom who smoked dope and was insecure about her boys’ rebellion. The show was from the teenagers’ point of view but also explored how a parent hurts when a teenager rebels or is disrespectful.” Lahti’s own three children with husband Thomas Schlamme are doing just fine. “One’s an abstract painter,” she notes, “one’s a composer-musician, and one’s a singer-songwriter-actress. They’re all finding their paths. My advice to them? Just work your ass off. If you love it and work really, really hard, the sky’s the limit. I was told that by my parents—even though I was `just a girl.’ That was a great gift that they gave me, so I wanted to impart that to our children.” And yes, feminism is also a component of that parenting paradigm. Lahti recalls, “When she was 11 years old, I took my daughter to a march in Washington for reproductive freedom. Millions were there, and she got a big taste of activism. So that was the day she became a feminist in her own way, for a younger generation. “My sons are also feminists,” she notes. “My husband and I want to model for them that parents can be equal partners with mutual respect. Also, my sons must respect women and not treat them as sex objects or objectify them. My sons truly are respectful men—and they just couldn’t be any other way because they grew up with this in their faces every day. They also learned from their father and me how it is so limiting when you narrow gender definitions. For men, if you’re living by a classic, patriarchal model, you don’t get to be nurturing or cry or be celebrated in the home the way women are. As Gloria Steinem said, `Women will never have power outside the home until men have power in the home.’ I think that’s what feminism gives to men and women: it broadens all our human potential and doesn’t limit us to some patriarchal gender definitions.” Lahti adds that although she began writing true stories two years before the socalled Weinstein effect, she dreamed about this movement her whole life and is thrilled to be living through “such a heartening reckoning in our culture. Women are finally being heard and believed, and there are actual repercussions for their poor treatment. Yes, it’s definitely complicated, and there needs to be lots of nuanced conversation, but it’s unbelievably thrilling.” Married life, too, has proved to be “fantastic” for Lahti. Asked the secret to her 35 years of bliss, the actress replies, “We don’t see each other that much. Really. Tommy and I both have careers we love, so we spend a lot of time away or on location. It’s so great because we both bring back tales of our adventures and share what we learned. That’s helped us a lot: having a partnership of mutual respect, and both of us loving what we do.” In her book, Lahti also points to honesty as the best way to keep a marriage solid. One time, she and a handsome co-star found themselves getting particularly playful off camera. Though a full-on affair was averted, Lahti nevertheless confessed the flirtation to her husband, which led to constructive discussions

class citizen, and I saw the mothers of all my friends being treated that way. So I was

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about how they’d been taking each other a bit too for granted. Readers paging through true stories for juicy namedropping about Lahti’s days as a single woman will likely be disappointed, however. She spends less than a paragraph on her three-year “on and off” relationship with And Justice for All co-star Al Pacino. Asked to elaborate, the actress admits, “I fell madly in love with him—or at least at the time, I thought I was in love with him, and it was intense for me, but it just didn’t work out. I guess we weren’t meant for each other. But he’s an incredible actor and a great, great guy. I wouldn’t say we’re close friends, but we’re still friendly, and it was all good.” Even better are Lahti’s self-deprecating stories about nearly missing her Golden Globe moment because she was in the bathroom, and her worst night playing Maggie in a 1985 Long Wharf Theater staging of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. It’s a laugh-out-loud tale worth reading in full, but the short version is that Maggie’s ineffectual husband Brick, fed up with her relentless need, hurls his crutch at her. On this night, however, Brick’s throw proved errant, and Lahti noticed the crutch being held by a woman in the front row. A tug of war ensued, with the actress trying to stay in character as the older lady resolutely clutched the prop. Needless to say, the audience began seeing the humor in the situation—especially when they noticed what Lahti didn’t: that the prop crutch had landed elsewhere on the stage, and Lahti was trying to pry a real crutch from an old woman with a broken leg. “No, I did not laugh,” Lahti recalls of the incident. “I was such a serious, Uta Hagen student and still in character. I just gave a little shrug that said, `Well, I don’t need your crutch anyway.’ Meanwhile, Brick was not looking the entire time and had no idea what was going on. After the curtain came down, Peter Weller came up to me and said, `God, the audience was going crazy! What did I do that was so funny?’” In her youth, Lahti did laugh at, and admire, actresses like Marlo Thomas (in That Girl) and Mary Tyler Moore, for being funny and vulnerable yet independent. “I had never seen a woman be able to have her own apartment and, apart from a few boyfriends, not have a particular man in her life,” Lahti says of the Mary Richards character. “She had a career, and she was fine with that. That was really informative and influential for me. I even ended up working with Mary Tyler Moore in a movie called Just Between Friends, and I got to tell her that!” Now 68, Lahti is at the point where she can serve as the role model for younger generations, which she’s doing by telling her stories and continuing to seek worthy roles. “I got into my fifties and was hit by a tsunami of ageism,” she admits. “I’m still battling that, and it’s been the primary motivation for writing the book. I wasn’t gonna shut up— no way! I needed to stay creative, and my daughter, who’s a kick-ass feminist, said, `Go write yourself a one-woman show or a screenplay. You have so many stories, mom. Why aren’t you writing them down?’ So I took it to heart and started writing about three years ago. I developed the stories as monologues at first and did a workshop at

believed, and there are

actual repercussions for their poor treatment. Yes, it’s definitely

complicated, and there needs to be lots of

nuanced conversation, but it’s unbelievably thrilling.”

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(NYC’s) Cornelia Street Café. “My only regret is that I didn’t start this in my thirties. Back then, when people used to say, `Don’t you have a production company?’, I would say, `Oh, no, I’m just an actress. I’m not entrepreneurial like that.’ Now, however, I’m feeling so empowered and not listening to all the ageist crap about women. I just want to produce and direct and write. I feel so liberated from that dependency of being `just an actress’—which is part of my journey as a feminist. I don’t have to listen to those casting directors or anybody who diminishes me. All of you can just shut up and let me go about my business, do the work that I love, and help other women by telling stories about women that aren’t being told.” s David Lefkowitz is an adjunct professor of English at the University of Northern Colorado. He also copublishes Performing Arts Insider (TotalTheater.com) and hosts Dave’s Gone By (davesgoneby.com) live on Facebook on Saturday mornings (facebook.com/ radiodavelefkowitz).

a little more lahti

How do you stay in shape? I love exercise and the endorphins I get from it. I just bought a Peloton bike, and I’ve been going to spin classes forever. Before SoulCycle, I was spinning. Are your eating habits healthy, as well? Sometimes I’m really bad, but most of the time I try to stick to low-sugar, low-carbs, and lots of vegetables. Still, I love ice cream and burgers and fries. So I don’t deny myself anything. Being tall may help. It distributes the weight over more surface! Favorite Meal? Thanksgiving. I like all those carbs and the care. I don’t cook much, but I love the cooking of that. Favorite Dessert? Hot fudge sundae with walnuts. What books have you been reading? I’m in love with Maggie Nelson (The Argonauts, Bluets), who is a wonderful feminist writer. Also, Rebecca Solnit’s collection of essays, The Faraway Nearby. What music have you been listening to? Cardi B. I like to work out to her. Because I’ve got a 24-year-old daughter, I know some of these younger performers. But I still love and listen to Joni Mitchell constantly. Favorite Vacation Spot? Torch Lake in Northern Michigan. My parents had a cottage there, and I think it’s still my favorite spot. Recently, we’ve been renting a house in Sag Harbor for a week in the summer, and that’s pretty remarkable. Favorite Movies? Recently, I liked Three Billboards and Lady Bird. All-time: Gone with the Wind was life-changing. I don’t know why, and not sure I’d still feel the same about it, but back then… Also, Sidney Lumet’s version of Long Day’s Journey into Night. Both films left me gutted; something changed in me after seeing them. To advertise: 516-505-0555 x1 • liwomanonline.com/advertise

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Book Corner

by Ellen Meister

A Divine New Book Club Pick

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t the end of his life, F. Scott Fitzgerald was living in Hollywood, scraping out a living by writing movies. It had been so many years since he was the darling of the literary world that few knew he was still around. Plus, he had managed to alienate so many of his friends that his funeral in 1940 was sparsely attended, prompting famous wit Dorothy Parker to quote from The Great Gatsby and remark, “The poor son-of-a-bitch.” But Scott wasn’t completely alone. In the years leading up to his death, he had a tumultuous love affair with gossip columnist Sheilah Graham, one of the most fascinating figures from Hollywood’s Golden Era. And now, bestselling author Sally Koslow has captured this complicated woman and her relationship with Fitzgerald in a magnetic and beautiful new novel, Another Side of Paradise. The cleverly titled story delves deep into the secrets Graham held that enabled her to claw her way out of poverty, climb the British social ladder, and go on to great success in Hollywood. Koslow answered our questions about her richly layered book.

Your portrait of Sheilah’s tragic childhood was so emotionally vivid. What do you hope readers will take away from this part of the story? When readers realize that Sheilah Graham was raised not only in abject poverty, but in a Dickensian Jewish orphanage, I hope they’ll see her accomplishments as all the more remarkable. With only ten years of formal education, and without the “At a certain benefit of a nurturing family—only the encouragement of point, she not her kindly first husband—she re-invented herself, first as a vaudeville performer, then a writer of Fleet Street pieces. only came With no contacts, from here she moved to New York City clean to Scott to report for newspapers. Two years later, she landed a Hollywood gossip column. Sheilah went on to syndication Fitzgerald in 178 newspapers, a radio program and ultimately, about her a television talk show that paved the way for stars like background, but Barbara Walters and Oprah. She supported herself her entire life, without the help of men, raising two children. she confronted Her romance with F. Scott Fitzgerald is fascinating, but Sheilah Graham was far more than a famous man’s him about the girlfriend. In England, her low beginnings and Jewish heritage were not-so-subtle a source of great shame, and she carried that with her anti-Semitism to Hollywood, where it played out against the backdrop of Hitler’s rise in Europe. How did this secret impact her in some of his strength and courage? novels.” When “Lily Shiel”—because that is her original name— 18 • Long Island Woman • July 2018

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struck out on her own at the age of sixteen, she left the slum where she was born and everything that went with it, including Judaism. As a Jewish woman myself, at first this horrified me, but as I learned more about the rampant anti-Semitism in Great Britain at the time and I considered Sheilah’s poverty, I could understand why she’d taken this dramatic step. It came with a price: guilt. At a certain point, she not only came clean to Scott Fitzgerald about her background, but she confronted him about the notso-subtle anti-Semitism in some of his novels—the heinous character of Meyer Wolfschein, for example, in The Great Gatsby. Later on, when Scott began The Last Tycoon, the main character, Monroe Stahr, is clearly Jewish, inspired by the famous producer, Irving Thalberg. One of my favorite stories about Sheilah is that late in her life she attended a Passover seder, where she corrected the host on his pronunciation of prayers. At the orphanage, after all, she had excelled in Hebrew. Sheilah overcame so much, and yet she was drawn to a man who sometimes behaved monstrously toward her. Can you address her attraction to Scott and her willingness to forgive him? When Scott Fitzgerald wasn’t lost in a bottle, which turned him nasty and self-pitying, he was tender and generous—the world’s best boyfriend—sending Sheilah constant flowers accompanied by adorable notes and heartfelt poetry, and ultimately becoming her tutor in “The F. Scott Fitzgerald College of One.” Stretches of up to nine months went by when Scott was on the wagon. Since Sheilah likely considered herself a flawed woman on account of her deception and impoverished background, she was able to see Scott not as a monster, but as a less-thanperfect man with a serious problem. Why do you think this story resonates so strongly with modern readers? Sheilah Graham may have been born in 1904, but in most respects she was ahead of her time: a thoroughly modern and independent woman. In a man’s world, without the help of connections, she became a success. Regardless of how you may feel about the power of celebrity in our culture, she also helped to create a zeitgeist that still dominates, where people are curious about the rich and famous, who we report on endlessly in every medium. Moreover, during a time when F. Scott Fitzgerald’s reputation had lost its luster, Sheilah was able to see and nurture his talent. And of course, theirs was a powerful love story, even if illicit. Sheilah followed her heart, and that’s a message we hear a lot these days. “Another Side of Paradise” has all the hallmarks of a great book club read. What question do you hope readers will discuss? I do hope book clubs will embrace this novel, with my thanks. If they’re on Long Island, I hope you invite me. My website, sallykoslow.com, has a complete discussion guide. l photo: Bob Lascaro

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You can do those things NOW. Bad stuff will happen, but you can unleash the power by asking, ‘What’s the lesson in this for me?’ Then get quiet. Unplug. The little voice inside you is your personal guide with your stark truth. Don’t be afraid of it. When you feel lousy, before you pick up a drug or open social media, go do something good for someone else. It can change your view. You’ll often spend more waking hours with your work colleagues than family. You will choose how to get along with them. You can’t control others, but you can control how you respond. In 20 years people won’t remember much of what you said. They’ll always remember HOW you said it. Don’t you hate it when someone criticizes you? You shut out their negative words. But then, why do we repeat negative words to ourselves? We get stuck in a loop that says ‘I’m not as good. I can’t get this computer program. I feel crappy.’ Replace those with positive words like, ‘I’ll spend 15-minutes a day on this computer program. I’m getting better and feeling better!’ You’re writing your life story now, choosing how it will go. Look for the good in you and others. Then state the good out loud, to you and to them. Work hard, especially when you don’t feel like it. Be kind, especially to less powerful people. That’s one of the truest measures of your character. Pay it forward. It took me a full day to understand the impact of the experience. It’s as if someone offered, “Dream of what should be the perfect celebration of your career. How about a video tribute that starts with your 1980s big hair days and follows your anchoring and reporting of Presidents, Popes, and Long Islanders, through Washington and Albany, Houston and New Orleans, back home to Nassau and Suffolk. All celebrated in front of 9,000 people, as you stand on the stage of the Nassau Coliseum. I wouldn’t have dreamed that big. But it happened. Now it’s the graduates’ turn to dream. And I say dream big! l You can see Carol’s full speech at: bit.do/drsilva Carol Silva has been bringing the news to Long Islanders on “News 12 Long Island” for more than two decades.

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Where Radiology Meets Cardiology

Acupuncture: For Pain, Allergies, Diabetes, Weight Loss and Cancer Prevention

by Robert Day, RT

by Dr. Dazhi Chen, PhD, NYS Licensed Acupuncturist

Cardiovascular dis- procedure. Coronary CTA with calcium ease is the leading scoring is a fast and noninvasive exam cause of death in the that provides a comprehensive look at United States with an the heart, as well as the surrounding average of one death arteries. The exam assesses the extent every 38 seconds. and location of plaque buildup in the While some underlying arteries which could indicate coronary causes of heart disease cannot be pre- artery disease. CAD can narrow arteries, reduce blood flow vented, there are many to the heart muscle and things people can do in an Coronary CTA with increase a patient’s risk effort to keep their hearts calcium scoring is a of having a heart attack. healthy. In addition to eating well, not smoking fast and noninvasive Coronary CTA with calcium scoring helps phyand exercising regularly, it exam that provides a sicians identify the likeliis important for people to know about their cardiac comprehensive look at hood of a heart attack health so they can make the heart, as well as the and allows them to talk to their patients about lifestyle changes if necessary. Many patients re- surrounding arteries. ways they can improve their cardiac health. For ceive electrocardiograms and stress tests, but these exams are more information on Coronary CTA flawed and can miss life-threatening with calcium scoring, visit zprad.com. Robert Day, RT, is the Chief Operatblockages. Cardiac catheterization is still considered the gold standard ing Officer of Zwanger-Pesiri Radiolwhen investigating coronary artery dis- ogy. He is also a registered MRI, CT, ease (CAD); however, it is an invasive and X-ray technologist.

Pain Management in losing weight, including stress and meAcupuncture is a very tabolism. I have developed a healthy, suceffective treatment for cessful treatment for losing weight with pain relief. It promotes acupuncture. With my approach, you will self healing, and has no not gain back the weight you lost, can see negative side effects. results as early as the FIRST WEEK, food In 70% of cases, back, cravings and appetite will be reduced, neck, sciatica, knee and shoulder pain will you’ll have better self-control and your be SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED after 3-4 metabolic function will improve. treatments. Other Health Benefits Seasonal Allergies Acupuncture diminishes I have developed a Acupuncture works very stress, insomnia, depreshealthy, successful well in relieving symptoms sion, fatigue, hair loss, like sneezing, runny nose, constipation, menopausal treatment for losing congestion and coughing symptoms, headaches, quickly (in 1-3 treatments). weight with acupuncture. improves fertility and canDiabetes With acupunccer prevention. You will ture, blood sugar levels can drop most of experience an increased sense of wellthe time after only one to two hours. being. Acupuncture is a safe alternative Weight Loss Being overweight or obese treatment. can increase the risk for developing many If you would like to discuss your spediseases. Unfortunately, popular weight- cific concerns, call Dr. Chen at 516-562loss programs may work in the short-term 9221 or email altmedny@gmail.com. 277 but most dieters gain back the weight Northern Blvd, Suite 306, Great Neck. they lost almost immediately after discon- www.camtherapycenter.com. Dr. Chen is tinuing the program. Numerous factors a credentialed acupuncturist at Northwell contribute to weight gain and difficulty Health.

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What to Do

July

Spotlight

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Free Surgical and Non Surgical Weight Loss Seminar

Cosmetic Surgery Seminar

If you’re significantly overweight and have tried dieting and exercise and can’t seem to keep the weight off, then this seminar is for you! Learn about our safe treatments using minimally invasive procedures. Meet Dr. Hesham Atwa, the Chief and Director of the Department of Surgery at Mather and St. Charles Hospitals, Port Jefferson, and founder of Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors. Meet other patients and get answers to your questions. Learn how to lose 25 to 100 lbs. or more fast, without hunger and exercise while eliminating Type 2 Diabetes, sleep apnea, high-blood pressure etc. virtually overnight. We can help you find out if your health insurance will cover the cost.

Learn about cosmetic surgery, non-invasive and medspa procedures with Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg and Dr. Jeremy Nik. Seminar topics include breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, arm lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, Brazilian Butt Lift, vaginal rejuvenation, facelift, eyelid surgery, J-Plasma, rhinoplasty. Injections; Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, Restylane, Radiesse, Dysport, Xeomin, Sculptra, Kybella. Complimentary breakfast buffet, raffle, prizes and gift bags. First 50 people to respond receive a $100 gift card to our medspa.

When: Wednesdays, July 11 and 25, 6:30-7:30 PM Where: 4 Technology Drive, Ste. 220, East Setauket Reservations: Please RSVP to 631-657-4493 or visit JourneyToTheNewYou.com to attend our on-demand webinar: Is Bariatric Surgery Right For You?

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•Guided Meditation Group: 7:30-9:30pm. Light Awakenings. With Judith Giannotti. Smithtown. 631-724-9733. lightawakenings7.com. Enjoy the amazing physical, emotional, mental and spiritual benefits.

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Stern, MD. •The Last Painting of Sara de Vos Book Discussion: 2pm. Oceanside Library. 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary.com. Led by Fran Cohen. Registration required.

ongbeachlibrary.org. Beverly, of Hansel & Petal, will help you create a silk floral arrangement for your home. Supplies are included. Call Edie to register. A $5 fee is required.

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•Resume Drop-in Clinic: 6-8pm. Oceanside Library. 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary.com. Librarians will help create or punch-up your resume and help you learn how to use the databases for job searching.

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•Brain Health Talk: 2:30-3:30pm. Long Beach Library. 111 W Park Ave, Long Beach. 516-432-7201. longbeachlibrary.org. How to Stay Young And Vital For Life: A Guide For the Perplexed with Penny

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Want to know what all the hype is about facial fillers and injectables? Have questions about tired eyes? Frown lines? Sagging neck and jaw line? Dull skin? Ever consider a facial rejuvenation procedure? Dr. Dilip Madnani, MD, FACS a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon will be speaking and answering questions on Current Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation. He will be discussing how we age and specific treatments available. Patients can learn all about Facelifts, Necklifts, Blepharoplasty, Fat Transfer and more. Questions encouraged and beauty myths clarified. Join us for a complimentary consultation at the event. Light refreshments served. www.drmadnani.com.

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When: Saturday, July 28th, 9:30 -11am Where: The Southampton Inn, 91 Hill St., Southampton Reservations: Please RSVP by July 20th at 631.287.4999 or greenbergcosmeticsurgery.com

•Creative Writing Series: 11am. Oceanside Library. 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary.com. Barbara Novack, Molloy College’s writer-in-residence, hosts writing workshops for fiction, non-fiction, memoir, and poetry writers of all levels. Registration required. •Walk This Way: 9:30-10:30am. Huntington Public Library. 338 Main St., Huntington. 631-427-5165. myhpl.org. Huntington’s new walking club to track your steps and start getting fit with friends.

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You’re invited to our FREE Breakthrough Weight Loss seminar to learn how to completely heal your weight problem for life! We are the only weight loss program that truly finds and heals ALL the causes of your weight and health problems, and heals them for life. Once we help you heal your hormonal problems, digestive issues, stress and emotional eating, and toxicity, you will go back to your natural healthy weight and stay there! Lose 20-40 lbs naturally (and more!). If you want the last weight program that you will ever do, come and let us show you how. Free natural fat melting bodywrap for all attendees. No obligation. When: Every Tuesday night at 7:15pm Where: 641B Old Country Rd., Plainview Reservations: RSVP required. Please call 1844LOSE123 to register, or go to Drberlin.clubreduce.com

•Free Surgical Weight Loss Seminar: 6:307:30pm. 4 Technology Drive., Ste. 220, East Setauket. RSVP to 631-657-4493. journeytothenewyou.com. With Dr. Hesham Atwa. •Sip and Chat: 10:30am. Jefferson’s Ferry. 1 Jefferson Ferry Dr., South Setauket. 631-675-5550. jeffersonsferry.rog. Non-profit Life Plan community invites you to an overview and tour of independent living. •Stitchin’ Time: 10:30am-12:30pm. Oceanside Library. 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary.com. Registration required.

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Classes, Lectures & Seminars

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•Searching for the Garden of Eden in Brazil Lecture: 2pm. Oceanside Library. 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary.com. Led by Dr. Ronald Brown. Registration required.

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•Walk This Way: See July 6th.

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•Food and Fitness Workshop: 7pm. Oceanside Library. 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary.com. Registration required.

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•Creative Writing Series: 11am. See July 5th. •Silk Flower Workshop: 2-4pm. Long Beach Library. 111 W Park Ave, Long Beach. 516-432-7201.

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•Walk This Way: See July 6th.

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•Resume Drop-in Clinic: 10am-12pm. See July 9th.

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•Guided Meditation Group: 7:30-9:30pm. Light Awakenings. With Judith Giannotti. Smithtown. 631-724-9733. lightawakenings7.com. Enjoy the amazing physical, emotional, mental and spiritual benefits.

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•Free Surgical Weight Loss Seminar: 6:307:30pm. 4 Technology Drive., Ste. 220, East Setauket. RSVP to 631-657-4493. journeytothenewyou.com. With Dr. Hesham Atwa.

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•Guided Meditation Group: Chakra Series: 7:309:30pm. Light Awakenings. With Judith Giannotti. Smithtown. 631-724-9733. lightawakenings7.com. Intro to ROOT Chakra. First class attendance is necessary to join. •Skirting the Rules, Reinvention for Women 50+ Intro Course: 7pm. Oceanside Library. 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary. com. Learn the secret for reinventing your life as you decide whats next with Deborah Burns, C.P.C.,

When: Wednesday, July 18th, 12-3pm Where: 199 Froehlich Farm Blvd., Woodbury Reservations: 516-226-1080 or e-mail info@drmadnani.com to RSVP

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•Chair Yoga with Marianne Bochilo RYT: Thursdays 1-2pm. Hewlett House, 86 East Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 516–374–3190. 1in9.org. Experience gentle yoga that offers inspiration and bonding. Includes breathing ,exercises and healing yoga. •Chair Yoga with Magda Rosenberg: Fridays. 9:05am. Long Beach Public Library, 111 W. Park Ave., Long Beach. 516–432–7201. longbeachlibrary. org. All are welcome. •Colored Pencil: 9am-4pm. The Art Guild at Ederfields Preserve. 200 Port Washington Blvd., Manhasset. 516-304-5797. Kristy Kutch will teach techniques for watercolor pencils and wax pastels ona wide range of surfaces. •Crochet Class: Thursdays 12:30–2pm. Hewlett House, 86 East Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 516–374– 3190. 1in9.org. Learn to crochet or expand your crocheting skills. The group is designed to help cancer patients draw strength from each other and enjoy togetherness. •Great Books Discussion Group. Mondays at 2pm. Long Beach Public Library. 111 W. Park Ave., Long Beach. 516-432-7200. longbeachlibrary.org. •Mah Jongg Lessons: Thursdays. 10:30am12:30pm. Long Beach Public Library. 111 W. Park Ave., Long Beach. 516-432-7200. longbeachlibrary. org. •Reiki: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30am-1:30pm. 45 minute session by appointment only. Hewlett House, 86 East Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 516–374– 3190. 1in9.org. Feel the positive energy and relax with Reiki Master Hillary Barrie. •Screenwriters Discussion Group: 7:30pm. Every

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What to Do Other Monday. Cinema Arts Centre. 423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631-423-7611. cinemaartscentre.org. Open to all screenwriters in the Sky Room Cafe. •Senior Exercise Program: Tuesdays 10:3011:30am, Thursdays 12:15-1:15pm. Sayville Congregational UCC, 131 Middle Rd., Sayville. sayvilleucc.org. •Sophisticated Singles: Mondays, 7:45pm. Friedberg JCC, 15 Neil Court., Oceanside. 516–766–4341. friedbergjcc.org. Discussion group for singles 55 and up. •Tai Chi: Mondays and Thursdays 2:15-3:15pm. Hewlett House, 86 East Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 516–374–3190. 1in9.org. Mind body practice to enhance mental and physical health.

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•Antique & Classic Car Show: 11-3pm. Sagtikos Manor. 677 Montauk Hwy., Bay Shore. 631-6616082. sagtikosmanor.org. •Singles Association of Long Island: 8pm. John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell. 309 Main St., Port Washington. 516-465-3953. meetup.com/ singles.

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•Plattduetsche Volkfest: 2-11pm. Plattduetsche Park Restaurant. 1132 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square. 516-354-3131. parkrestaurant.com. German American Festival with live music, dancing, food, and activities for children.

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•Huntington Independence Day: 12-5pm. Colonial Arsenal Museum. 425 Park Ave., Huntington. 516-448-3097. huntingtonmilitia.com. A re-enactment of 1776 events in the town. •Plattduetsche Volkfest: 12-10pm. See July14th.

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•Play for Puerto Rico: 8:30am. Riverside Beach. 1 Riverside Blvd,. Long Beach. 631-355-1293. volleyamerica.com. •Summer Fiesta’ in Vanderbilt Mansion: 6:3010pm. Vanderbilt Museum. 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. 631-854-5579. vanderbiltmuseum.org. •Tough Mudder: 7-Old Bethpage Village restoration. 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. toughmudder.com. Includes wide open farm fields, deep-woods trails, and obstacles for the runners.

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•The Age of Tiffany: Between Noveau and Deco: thru July 22nd. Heckscher Museum of Art. 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. 631-351-3250. heckscher.org.

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•Black and White Impressions Fine Art Photography Exhibit: 6-8pm. Long Island Photo Gallery. 467 Main St., Islip. 888-600-5474. longislandphotogallery.com.

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•Taste of Montauk: 6-9pm. Montauk Yacht Club. 32 Star Island Rd., Montauk. 631-668-2428. montaukchamber.com. •Brilliant Light, Dazzling Discoveries: 10am-3pm. Brookhaven National Laboratory. 631-344-4458. bnl.gov.

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•Family Sunday at the Museum: 1pm, Sundays. One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 516–484– 9337. nassaumuseum.org. Docent-led family walk-through of the exhibition and, beginning at 1:30pm, supervised art activities for the whole family. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries. Museum admission required. •Free Bioness Screenings: 11am-3pm Second Thursday of every month. Mercy Medical Center. 1000 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 516-9647990. mercymedicalcenter.info. If you have trouble walking or using your hands due to a stoke, Multiple Sclerosis, brain injury, spinal cord injury, or Cerebral Palsy, see if Bioness system is right for you. •Give Back Sundays: Once a month ZwangerPesiri Radiology provides free radiological exams (MRI, CT SCAN, X-ray, Mammography, etc.) for uninsured Nassau and Suffolk County residents. For more information, upcoming dates, and phone numbers, visit ZPgivebacksundays.org. •Heavy Metal: Photographs by Jan Staller: thru July 29. Heckscher Museum of Art. 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. 631-351-3250. heckscher.org. •Long Beach Arts & Crafts Festival: July 6-8th. 10am-6pm. Long Beach Boardwalk. Long Beach. 516-431-3890. longbeachny.gov. Located between Long Beach Rd. & Edward Blvd. Vendors include arts & crafts, food, and more. •Long Island International Film Expo: July 1319th. The Showplace at Bellmore Movies. 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 516-783-3199. longislandfilm.com. Featuring more than 100 short and feature-length films, panel discussions and dinner awards ceremony. •NCMA’s Sculpture Park: Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 516–484–9337. nassaumuseum.org. More than 50 works by renowned artists set amidst the 145-acre property. •NCMA’s Walking Trails and Gardens: Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 516–484–9337. nassaumuseum.org. The museum’s 145 acres include many marked nature trails through the woods. Experience the many lush examples of horticultural arts. •Perfect Harmony: The Musical Life and Art of William Sidney Mount: thru Sept. 3. The Long Island Museum. 1200 Rte 25A., Stony Brook. 631751-0066. longislandmuseum.org. William Sidney Mount formed a bridge between his two passions: art and music.. Re-explore his life in this exhibition. •Stony Brook Film Festival: July 19-28th. Staller Center for the Arts. Stony Brook University Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. 631-632-2787. stonybrookfilmfestival.com. Featuring independent features, docs andshorts, and Q&A sessions with filmmakers. •The Age of Tiffany: Between Noveau and Deco: thru July 22nd. Heckscher Museum of Art. 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. 631-351-3250. heckscher.org.

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July

ENTERTAINMENT Spotlight

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Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot

Celebrating the music of Billy Joel

Memphis The Musical at The Gateway

Bursting off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love, Memphis is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves “filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock n’ roll.” When: July 5-21 Where: The Gateway, 215 South Country Road, Bellport Tickets: Box Office: 631-286-1133. TheGateway.org

As part of The Paramount’s Tribute Series–Big Shot is the premier Billy Joel tribute band. As Billy Joel said about Mike DelGuidice in The New York Times “They had a hard time convincing me it wasn’t me. It’s uncanny.” As background vocalist and guitarist for Billy Joel, Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot bring you all of Billy’s hits played by many of the band members on his current tour, as well as other rock & roll favorites! Don’t delay...these shows will sell out. When: Sat., July 21 @ 8 pm Where: The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington Tickets: $$20, $25, $40 & $50. Available at Ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone @ 800-745-3000 or The Paramount Box Office. paramountny.com. advertisement

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•Roomful of Blues: 7pm. My Father’s Place. 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-625-2700. myfathersplace.com.

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•Blue Velvo, Ray Lambiase & Tin Kickers: 8pm. My Father’s Place. 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-625-2700. myfathersplace.com.

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•Blue Race & Jeanna Lewis: 8pm. My Father’s Place. 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-6252700. myfathersplace.com.

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New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com. •Robert Gordon: 8pm. My Father’s Place. 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-625-2700. myfathersplace.com. •The Doobie Others: 8pm. Suffolk Theater. 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. 631-727-4343. suffolktheater. com.

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•Andrew Dice Clay: 8pm. See July 7th. •Magic Men : 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. thetheatreatwestbury.com.

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•Back To The Eighties with Jessie’s Girl: 8pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631673-7300. paramountny.com. •Brand X: 8pm. My Father’s Place. 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-625-2700. myfathersplace. com. •Ivy Lane Players Free Theater: 8pm. Levittown Public Library. 1 Blue Grass Ln., Levittown. 516-4728358. ivylaneplayers.com. •Rascal Flatts with Dan, Shay & Carly Pearce: 7:30pm. Jones Beach Theater. Wantagh. 800-8542196. livenation.com/jonesbeach.

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•Chris Botti: 8pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny. com. •Janeane Garofalo: 8pm. Suffolk Theater. 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. 631-727-4343. suffolktheater. com.

•A Taste of Gospel: 7pm. Madison Theatre. 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 516-678-5000. madisontheatreny.org. •Andrew Dice Clay: 8pm. The Paramount. 370

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•Gov’t Mule & The Avett Brothers: 7pm. Jones Beach Theater. Wantagh. 800-854-2196. livenation. com/jonesbeach. •Third World: 8pm. My Father’s Place. 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-625-2700. myfathersplace.com.

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23rd Annual Stony Brook Film Festival

Presented by Island Federal Credit Union

Ten days of outstanding new independent films screen at Staller Center at Stony Brook University. Make this a summer to remember with movies you won’t see anywhere else. Film passes are good for all ten days of films and are only $90. Single tickets go on sale July 2nd. Filmmakers from all over the world will be in attendance, including Brian Cox, appearing in the U.S. Premiere of The Etruscan Smile. All films are screened evenings (earlier on weekends). When: July 19-28 Where: Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook Ticket and Schedule info:. stonybrookfilmfestival.com advertisement

•John Hammond: 8pm. My Father’s Place. 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-625-2700. myfathersplace.com. •Retro Fututa with Belinda Carlisle, ABC, and Modern English: 7pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. thetheatreatwestbury.com.

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ENTERTAINMENT 8pm. Boulton Center. 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-969-1101. boultoncenter.org. •Lee Brice: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. thetheatreatwestbury.com. •Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town: 7pm. Jones Beach Theater. Wantagh. 800-854-2196. livenation. com/jonesbeach. •Vista Hill: 8pm. My Father’s Place. 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-625-2700. myfathersplace.com.

Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. thetheatreatwestbury.com. •Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot: Billy Joel tribute: 8pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com. •Spyro Gyra: 8pm. My Father’s Place. 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-625-2700. myfathersplace.com. •The 50+ Comedy Tour 2: 6 & 8pm. Madison Theatre. 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 516-678-5000. madisontheatreny.org.

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•Carole King & Strings: 8pm. Suffolk Theater. 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. 631-727-4343. suffolktheater.com. •Felix Cavaliere & Gene Cornish’s Rascals: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. thetheatreatwestbury. com. •Shelby Lynne: 8pm. Boulton Center. 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-969-1101. boultoncenter.org. •Tom Keifer with The Raskins: 8pm. The Space at Westbury. 250 Post Ave., Westbury. 516-283-5566. thespaceatwestbury. •Zebra: 8pm. My Father’s Place. 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-625-2700. myfathersplace.com.

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•Dion: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury. 960 Brush

•Al Stewart: 8pm. Boulton Center. 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-969-1101. boultoncenter.org. •Blackmore’s Night: 7pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com. •Edgar Winter: 7:30pm. Suffolk Theater. 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. 631-727-4343. suffolktheater. com.

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•Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang: 8pm. The Space at Westbury. 250 Post Ave., Westbury. 516-283-5566. thespaceatwestbury. •Creedence Clearwater Revisited: 8pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-6737300. paramountny.com. •Jill Sobule: 8pm. My Father’s Place. 1221 Old

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•Dave Matthews Band: 8pm. Jones Beach Theater. Wantagh. 800-854-2196. livenation.com/ jonesbeach.

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•A Jim Morrison Celebration with Wild Child: 8pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com. •Vic Dibitetto: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. thetheatreatwestbury.com. •Kenny Wayne Sheperd Band & Beth Hart Band: 8pm. The Space at Westbury. 250 Post Ave., Westbury. 516-283-5566. thespaceatwestbury. •Vans Warped Tour: 11am. Jones Beach Theater. Wantagh. 800-854-2196. livenation.com/jonesbeach.

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•Bullets Over Broadway: July 14- Aug 11. CMPAC. 931 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale. 631-218-2810. cmpac. com. •Film Festival: July 19-27. Staller Center. 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. 631-632-2787. stallercenter.com. •Hairspray: July 12- Aug 26. Argyle Theatre. 34 West Main St., Babylon. 844-631-5483. argyletheatre.com. •Memphis: July 5-21. The Gateway. 215 South Country Rd., Bellport. 631-286-1133. thegateway. org. •Newsies: July 19- Sept 2. Engeman Theatre. 250 Main St., Northport. 631-261-2900. engemantheater.com.

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•Corey Glover of Living Colour: 8pm. Boulton Center. 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-969-1101. boultoncenter.org. •Hippiefest: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. thetheatreatwestbury.com. •The Cult, Bush & Stone Temple Pilots: 6pm. Jones Beach Theater. Wantagh. 800-854-2196. livenation.com/jonesbeach. •Voyage: Journey Tribute with Hugo: 8pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631673-7300. paramountny.com.

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•Anders Osborne & Jackie Greene Tourgether:

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•Kesha & Macklemore: 8pm. Jones Beach Theater. Wantagh. 800-854-2196. livenation.com/ jonesbeach.

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•Lauryn Hill: 6pm. Jones Beach Theater. Wantagh. 800-854-2196. livenation.com/jonesbeach.

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•Darla: 8pm. My Father’s Place. 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-625-2700. myfathersplace.com. •Jake Shimabukuro: 8pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com.

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•50 Years of YES: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. thetheatreatwestbury.com. •Michael Glabicki: 8pm. My Father’s Place. 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-625-2700. myfathersplace.com. •Weezer & Pixies: 7:30pm. Jones Beach Theater. Wantagh. 800-854-2196. livenation.com/jonesbeach.

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•Melanie : 7:30pm. Suffolk Theater. 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. 631-727-4343. suffolktheater.com. •Patty Griffin: 7pm. Landmark on Main Street. 232 Main St., Port Washington. 516-767-6444. landmarkonmainstreet.org.

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•Foo Fighters: 7pm. Jones Beach Theater. Wantagh. 800-854-2196. livenation.com/jonesbeach. •Garland Jeffreys, Frank Carillo & The Bandoleros: 8pm. My Father’s Place. 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 516-625-2700. myfathersplace.com. •Nassau’s Got Talent: 7pm. Madison Theatre. 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 516-6785000. madisontheatreny.org. •The Jim Breuer Residency: 8pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-6737300. paramountny.com.

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Support Groups Addictions

•AA/Al Anon Meetings..........................631-669-2827 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org •Al- Anon and Alcoholics Anonymous .................................................................. 631-474-6489 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 •Alcoholics Anonymous........................ 516-292-3040 aa.org •Debtors Anonymous............................ 212-969-8111 Ascension Lutheran Church 33 Bayshore Rd., Deer Park. danyc.info •Families Anonymous.......................... 800-736-9805 familiesanonymous.org •Food Addicts Anonymous................. 772-878-9657 foodaddictsanonymous.org •Gamblers Anonymous........................855-222-5542 gamblersanonymous.org •Gam-Anon Hotline..... 516-200-4932/718-352-1671 gam-anon.org •Long Island Recovery Association.....631-552-LIRA lirany.org. •Narcotics................................................. 631-474-6262 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 •Overeaters Anonymous......................631-981-5850 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson. matherhospital.org •S-Anon Anonymous (Partners of Sexaholics) .................................................................. 516-366-4354 •Women for Sobriety............................ 215-536-8026 womenforsobriety.org

Alzheimers

•Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation .................................................................. 516-767-6856 Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation. liaf.org •Alzheimer’s Association .....................631-629-6950 429 Broadhollow Rd., Melville. alz.org/longisland •Alzheimer’s Caregivers.............. 631-585-2020 x261 Community Programs Center of L.I., Ronkonkoma cpclongisland.com •Alzheimer’s Family & Caregivers....... 516-593-2424 Bristal Assisted at Lynbrook •Alzheimer’s Caregivers (JASA)...........516-432-0570 Friedberg JCC, 15 Neil Ct., Oceanside. jasa.org •Alzheimer’s Caregivers .......................631-629-6950 Alzheimer’s Association, 429 Broadhollow Rd., Melville. alz.org/longisland

Bereavement

•Bereavement..........................................516-832-2673 Cope Foundation. copefoundation.org •Bereavement (March and Sept.).......631-351-2013 Huntington Hospital, Northwell Health. northwell.edu •Bereavement..........................................516-634-4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org •Bereavement............................... 516-822-3535 x328 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org •Bereavement................................ 516-484-1545 x211 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org

•Bereavement......................................... 516-520-2500 St. Joseph Hospital, Bethpage. stjosephhospital.chsli.org

•Breast Cancer Family and Friends.... 631-376-4444 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, Breast Health Center, W. Islip. good-samaritan-hospital.org

•Bereavement............................... 631-581-4266 x100 St. Mary’s Church, 20 Harrison Ave., E. Islip parishofstmary.org

•Breast Cancer........................................ 516-663-2556 Michelle DeCastro, Winthrop-University Hospital, Spatz Conference Room D, Mineola. mdcastro@winthrop.org

•Bereavement (suicide)....................... 631-687-2960 Brookhaven Hospice •Bereavement ........................................ 516-484-4993 Elias Hicks Historical Home 1740 Old Jericho Tpke., Jericho. copefoundation.org •Bereavement for Children and Families ................................................................... 516-626-1971 North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center •Death of a Child....................................631-738-0809 St. Sylvester’s Church, Medford •Grief Share..............................................516-731-6737 Plainedge Baptist Church, Bethpage •H.E.A.L. (Help Ease A Loss)................631-265-4520 St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Smithtown •Holocaust Survivors and Friends......631-462-9800 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. suffolkyjcc.org •Loss of a Child....................................... 516-520-2500 St. Joseph Hospital, Bethpage. stjosephhospital.chsli.org •Loss of a Parent.......................... 516-822-3535 x328 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org •Loss of a Spouse......................... 516-822-3535 x328 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org •Sibling Bereavement............................ 516-484-4993 Elias Hicks Historical Home 1740 Old Jericho Tpke., Jericho. copefoundation.org •Teen Bereavement (10-17).................516-250-3598 St. Mathew Church, 35 North Service Rd., Dix Hills. helpingkidzkope@gmail.com •Widows and Widowers.............631-462-9800 x129 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. suffolkyjcc.org •Widow/Widower (ages 50-60) .516-766-434, x170 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org •Young Widows and Widowers (20-54/55-65) .................................................................. 631-241-7237 St. Mathew Church, 35 North Service Rd., Dix Hills. arlenepsalm23@verizon.net.org

Breast and other Cancers

•Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline ..................................................................800-877-8077 breast-cancer.adelphi.edu •Adolescent Support/Mentoring.......... 516-374-3190 Hewlett House, 86 Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 1in9.org •American Cancer Society...................800-ACS-2345 cancer.org •Breast Cancer......................................... 516-877-4314 Adelphi Univ. School of Social Work, Garden City breast-cancer.adelphi.edu •Breast Cancer (under 40).................... 516-877-4314 Adelphi Univ. School of Social Work, Garden City breast-cancer.adelphi.edu •Breast and Ovarian Cancer................631-462-9800 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. suffolkyjcc.org •Breast Cancer........................................ 631-376-4444 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, Breast Health Center, W. Islip. good-samaritan-hospital.org

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•Breast Cancer......................................... 516-374-3190 Hewlett House, 86 Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 1in9.org •Breast Cancer: Newly Diagnosed Stage 4 ................................................................... 516-877-4314 Adelphi Univ. School of Social Work, Garden City breast-cancer.adelphi.edu •Breast Cancer: Newly-Diagnosed ...................................631-476-2776 or 631-689-1854 Mather Hospital, Port Jefferson. matherhospital.org

•Breast Cancer Hotline..........................800-877-8077

Caregivers

•Caregivers...............................................516-742-2050 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. JASA Nassau County Caregiver Resource Center. miyjcc.org •Caregivers.................................... 516-822-3535 x328 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org •Caregivers...............................................516-742-2050 Temple Emanuel, Long Beach •JASA Caregivers........................631-724-6300 x1600 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack and Bristol Assisted Living, Northport. bsignore@jasa.org •Caregivers .................................... 516-484-1545 x211 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org

•Cancer..................................................... 516-256-6025 Franklin Hospital, Valley Stream

•Caregivers...............................................631-807-6819 Paulette Demato, Southside Hospital, 301 E. Main St, Bay Shore

•Cancer Patient and Survivor..............631-675-9003 LI Cancer Help and Wellness Center, Bay Shore breastcancerhelpinc.org

•Caregivers.................................... 631-462-9800 x147 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. suffolkyjcc.org

•Cancer...................................................... 516-734-8817 Northwell Health. northwell.edu •Cancer...................................................... 516-374-3190 Hewlett House, 86 Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 1in9.org •Cancer Excercise..........................516-484-1545 x231 Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Dr., East Hills. sjjcc.org •Caregivers for People with Breast Cancer ................................................................... 516-877-4314 Adelphi Univ. School of Social Work, Garden City breast-cancer.adelphi.edu •Caregivers............................................... 516-374-3190 Hewlett House, 86 Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 1in9.org •Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition ................................................................... 631-547-1518 hbcac.org •Islip Breast Cancer Coalition..............631-968-7424 Southside Hospital, 301 E. Main St, Bay Shore •Live, Love and Laugh Again (breast cancer) ................................................................. 631-476-2776 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org •Look Good, Feel Better....................... 631-376-4444 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center Breast Health Center, W. Islip. good-samaritan-hospital.org •Lung Cancer........................................... 516-374-3190 Hewlett House, 86 Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 1in9.org •National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) ..................................................................631-838-4357 LI Chapter, Huntington Station. ovarian.org •Oncology (for women) ....................... 516-374-3190 Hewlett House, 86 Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 1in9.org •Ovarian Cancer...................................... 516-374-3190 Hewlett House, 86 Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 1in9.org •Strength for Life (exercise class).......631-675-6513. Various locations. strengthforlifeNY.org •Support for People With Oral, Head and Neck Cancer.......................................................800-377-0928 Syosset and Stony Brook. spohnc.org •Thyroid Cancer Survivors Hotline.....877-588-7904 •Upper GI Cancer...................................631-638-0718 Stony Brook Cancer Center, 2nd floor, Stony Brook

•Caregivers of a Loved One with Early Stage Memory Loss................................. 516-484-1545 x211 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org •Let’s Do Dinner (spouses of Young Onset Dementia patients)....................... 516-484-1545 x211 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org •Sandwich Generation ............... 516-484-1545 x211 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org •Senior Caregivers.................................631-385-0754 NAMI, Pederson Krag, 55 Horizon Dr., Huntington •Touchstone Group: (for women who had treatment more than 18 months ago) ................................................................... 516-877-4314 Adelphi Univ. School of Social Work, Garden City breast-cancer.adelphi.edu

Divorce and Separation

•Divorce......................................................516-476-1774 Alliance to Restore Integrity in Divorce (ARID) •Divorced & Separated................ 516-822-3535 x328 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org •Divorced and Separated 12-Step ......718-740-1684 Community Church of East Williston •Divorced/Separated.................... 516-484-1545 x211 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org •Divorced & Separated................631-462-9800 x139 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. suffolkyjcc.org •Divorced, Separated and Widowed ................................................................... 516-551-9143 St. Kilian Church, Farmingdale •Separated/Divorced Counseling ....... 516-599-1181 Peninsula Counseling Center, Lynbrook •Separation/Divorce...............................516-634-4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org •Singles...........................................631-462-9800 x139 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. suffolkyjcc.org •Singles..................................................... 516-822-3535 Mid Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org

Domestic Violence, Rape and Sexual Abuse

•Brighter Tomorrows............................. 631-395-1800 brightertomorrowsli.org July 2018 • Long Island Woman • 25


Support Groups •Child Abuse and Maltreatment Referrals ..................................................................800-342-3720 •The Crime Victims Center/Parents for Megan’s Law ..................................................................631-689-2672 CrimeVictimsCenter.org •My Sistas: Victims of Domestic Abuse ..................................................................631-645-6300 comeawaymybelovedInc.org •Family Violence and Child Abuse...... 516-485-5710 F.E.G.S. fegs.org •The Safe Center Long Island 24 Hour Hotline......................................516-542-0404 tscli.org •L.I. Against Domestic Violence...........631-666-7181 liadv.org •The Retreat (Domestic Violence hotline) ..................................................................631-329-2200 •Victims Information Bureau (VIBS) of Suffolk County......................................................631-360-3606

Health Related

•Adhesions (scar tissue pain) ..............631-921-7426 Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook adhesionsfoundation.org

...................................................................718-470-8631 Northwell Health Hearing and Speech Center, New Hyde Park

•Stroke Support Groups........................516-629-2013 St. Francis Hospital DeMatteis Center, 101 Northern Blvd., Greenvale

•WomenHeart of Nassau/Queens..... 718-526-0790 Northwell Health, New Hyde Park

•Trigeminal Neuralgia/Facial Pain .......................................................516-4442-2250 x110 1991 Marcus Ave., Ste. 108, Lake Success. nspc.com rvanallen@nspc.com.

•WomenHeart of Huntington...............631-499-4160 The Huntington Heart Center, Huntington •Hepatitis C (American Liver Foundation) .................................................................. 631-754-4795 •HIV/AIDS................................................631-691-7080 F.E.G.S. Copiague. fegs.org •Lupus.......................................................516-783-3370 Lupus Alliance of LIQ •Melanoma (Patients/Caregivers)...... 516-352-4227 cmbc1@optonline.net •Multiple Sclerosis (National)..............631-864-8337 •Multiple Sclerosis..................................631-694-4370 Syosset Hospital Conference Room A/B •Muscular Dystrophy.............................631-689-6489 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 •Myasthenia Gravis.................................631-765-2186 Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, Setauket

•Alopecia...................................................631-680-0148 naaf.org

•National Federation of the Blind........516-868-8718

•Amputee.................................................631-968-3479 Southside Hospital, 301 E. Main St, Bay Shore

•Parkinson Disease ...............................631-862-3560 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 liapda.org

•Arthritis ................................................. 631-427-8272 arthritis.org •Bariatric ..................................................631-258-7530 LIPO (Long Island Post Ops). liponation.org •Bariatric................................................... 631-474-6876 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 •Brain Aneurysm ................................... 516-562-3059 The Brain Aneurysm Center at North Shore Univ. Hospital, Manhasset. nsalant@northwell.edu •Brain Injury............................................ 631-474-6952 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 •Brain Tumor Patients and Their Families .................................................................. 631-474-2323 guardianbrain.org •Brain Tumor Patients and Their Families .......................................................516-4442-2250 x110 Neurological Surgery PC. 1991 Marcus Ave., Ste. 108, Lake Success. nspc.com. rvanallen@nspc.com •Chron’s and Colitis Foundation......... 516-222-5530 585 Stewart Ave., Ste 304, Garden City ccfa.prg/chapters/longisland •Coma/ Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery Association................................................516-377-5333 South Nassau Community Hospital, Oceanside •Diabetes.................................................. 516-520-2500 St. Joseph Hospital, Bethpage stjosephhospital.chsli.org

•National Multiple Sclerosis Society...631-864-8337

•Speech Communication......................631-474-6831 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 •Spinal Cord Injury................................ 516-739-4900 St. Charles Hospital, Albertson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 •Stroke Club...................516-562-4947/516-562-3111 •Stroke.......................................................631-474-3700 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 •Stroke and TBI........................... 516-674-7696 x7696 Northwell Health. northwell.edu •Stroke/TBI Caregivers..........................516-586-4480 Common Ground Alliance, Plainview commongroundall.com

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•Emotions Anonymous......................... 631-474-2090 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org

•Post-Bariatric..........................................516-62MERCY Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre

•Anxiety and Panic.................................631-226-3900 mhaw.org

•Bariatric and Weight Loss Surgery ... 631-376-3697 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, W. Islip. goodsamaritan.chsli.org

•Mental Illness Family Support...........516-504-HELP Mental Health Association of Nassau County, Hempstead

•Overeaters Anonymous.......................631-473-1320 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org

•Mood Disorder (Peer Support)..........516-499-6374 Northwell Health (Syosset, Plainview, Valley Stream locations) mdsgli.com

Miscellaneous

•Mood Disorder (Family/Friends).......516-499-6374 Northwell Health (Syosset, Valley Stream, Bayshore locations) mdsgli.com •Mood Disorders....................................631-226-3900 mhaw.org •NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness (Queens/Nassau)....................................516-326-0797 1981 Marcus Ave., Ste. C117. namiqn.org •NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness ..................................................................631-385-0754 Queens/Suffolk. landsburyhunt@aol.com •Postpartum Depression .......................................631-422-2255/855-631-0001 Postpartum Resource Center of NY. postpartumNY. org. •Relatives and Friends of persons with a Mental Illness........................................................631-226-3900 mhaw.org

•Developmental Disabilities Institute ..................................................................631-360-4600 Smithtown (family support services). ddiinfo.org •Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) ................................................................. 888-408-6222 •NAMI Huntington.................................631-424-4528 •National Infertility Network Exchange (NINE) ...................................................................516-794-5772 •New Mothers......................................... 631-376-4444 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Ctr., W. Islip good-samaritan-hospital.org •Parenting (Cancer)...................... 516-484-1545 x211 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org •Parents of Young Children, Birth to Five ......................................................... 516-766-4341 x162 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. ParentingResourceNetwork.org •Pregnancy Information and Referral ..................................................................631-853-3033

•Suicide Prevention Hotline.................. 800-SUICIDE

•Pregnancy and Infant Loss ...................516-562-8422 North Shore Univ. Hospital, Manhasset

Smoking Cessation

•Pregnancy Information and Referral...631-853-3033

•American Cancer Society.................. 800-ACS-2345 516-921-6016 or 631-436-7070. cancer.org

•Prison Families Anonymous.................631-943-0441 pfa-li.com

•Smoking Cessation...............................631-853-2928 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org

•Women’s Issues.....................................516-634-4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org

•Nicotine Anonymous...........................877-879-6422

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• Struggles with Food and Your Body • Low Self-Esteem • Self-Defeating Behaviors • Depression or Anxiety Randi Realson, lCsW, Phd

•Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder.......516-739-7733 x1145 epicli.org

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•Smoking Cessation............................... 516-663-2579 winthrop.org

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•Smoking Cessation Workshops..........516-629-2013 St. Francis Hospital DeMatteis Center, 101 Northern Blvd., Greenvale

Mental Health

•Epilepsy................................................... 631-474-6489 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1

•Hearing Impaired and Cochlear Implant

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3D MAMMOGRAPHY Detects breast cancer 15 months earlier than 2D Mammography All units are 3D with dose reduction software

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LIW July 2018  

The July 2018 issue of Long Island Woman features and exclusive interview with Christine Lahti.

LIW July 2018  

The July 2018 issue of Long Island Woman features and exclusive interview with Christine Lahti.

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