Issuu on Google+

CoverWST_Apr2010.vREV

3/16/10

6:08 PM

Page C1

W E S T C H E S T E R H E A LT H

WESTCHESTER

April 2010/$3.95

health&life THE GOOD LIVING MAGAZINE from WESTCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER

& LIFE ■

APRIL 2010

THE

HOME ISSUE

• A Rye Brook redo • A design pro’s Chappaqua home • Rooms across the color spectrum

Rockin’ Moroccan in Mamaroneck In search of: WESTCHESTER’S CUTEST BABY

health

watch

A Poughkeepsie teen’s life-changing double transplant ■

Your kids and sports: How much is too much? ■

‘I was determined to walk again’


C2_WCHL_APR10.indd 2

3/18/10 11:28:36 AM


001_WCHL_APR10.indd 1

3/18/10 11:25:46 AM


TOC_WST_0210_v3.ecREV

3/16/10

6:08 PM

Page 4

Contents

50

30

18 WESTCHESTER

health&life April 2010 Features 26 At home /

11 Westchester whispers All in the family

Revamping her Chappaqua abode, a local designer managed to please her whole clan.

30

The great indoors A couple’s rustic Catskills getaway reflects the beauty of nature.

34

36

Eyes on the pies · What’s the scoop? · In search of: Westchester’s cutest baby! · From Israel, with love · “What I’m listening to ...”

14

The color spectrum Want your home to make a vivid statement? Dip into a bright palette.

Captured moments around the county

18 Health Watch A new life, thanks to a transplant · Comeback from paralysis · Helping damaged hearts · Young athletes overdoing it? · Three with long service

From blank to swank In Rye Brook, a designer transforms a bare room into a chic dining space for a family of four.

Flash

50

Westchester gourmet Rockin’ Moroccan Exotic decor mingles with

creative, flavorful cuisine at the lovely Zitoune in Mamaroneck.

52 Where to eat

Your Westchester County

dining guide

Departments 4 Welcome letter 6

Editor’s letter

11

62 Be there! A listing of local events you won’t want to miss

63 What’s happening at Westchester Medical Center

64 Faces of Westchester A dip with some nip COVER IMAGE : CHUAN DING


A smile is... the second best thing you can do with your lips!

From cosmetic enhancements to extreme makeovers, Dr. Stacie Calian is the dentist other dentists trust to create their own beautiful smiles. Dr. Calian builds dazzling smiles based on the natural principles of alignment and balance, for lasting beauty that feels as good as it looks! Contact the expert behind the smile today to begin your transformation.

39 Smith Avenue Mt. Kisco, NY 10549 914.241.8200 www.mountkiscodentist.com 984 N. Broadway, Suite 410 Yonkers, NY 10701 914.476.3838 www.westchestersmiledesign.com

Stacie Calian, DDS, MPH, MS 003_WCHL_APR10.indd 9

3/18/10 11:39:52 AM


Welcome LETTER

Spring happenings WITH SPRING UPON US AT WESTCHESTER Medical Center, we are entering an exciting season of special events bringing together our staff, supporters and volunteers, patients and families for some very special activities and causes. We have launched a new, comprehensive corporate sponsorship program that encourages organizations and their employees to get involved with events benefiting both the Westchester Medical Center Foundation and our Children’s Hospital Foundation. Whether you, or an organization you are associated with, enjoy running or cycling, golfing or tasting fine wines, our events have something to suit your interests, providing everything from competition to camaraderie, all for a great cause: enhancing the advanced care services provided at Westchester Medical Center and our Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Our next event, Go the Distance, steps off on April 18. Visit www.worldclassmedicine.com for details about this walk and family fun day, and all of our events throughout the year. The spring also brings the rising of the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley on our campus. Expected to be completed in the fall, this new stand-alone facility will provide 13,500 square feet of living space, including 12 bedrooms, for families of patients at our Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. This is just one of many exciting projects that we have going on to address the increased need for the services we provide at Westchester Medical Center. I look forward to sharing more news with you regarding these exciting projects and programs in the coming months.

Sincerely,

MICHAEL D. ISRAEL President and CEO Westchester Medical Center

For additional information about Westchester Medical Center, visit our website at www.worldclassmedicine.com.

004_WCHL_APR10.indd 2

3/18/10 3:47:50 PM


When my cancer went into remission my earrings came back.

Brittany Beckmann, Leukemia Survivor

Brittany Beckmann was 16 when she was diagnosed with leukemia. Soon after, while waiting for a procedure, she was asked to remove her earrings—from her newly pierced ears. She looked up at her mother and said, ‘This shouldn’t be happening!’ She thought her life, as she knew it, would never be the same. The doctors at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital answered her every question, and our nurses and staff helped her feel at ease during this very difďŹ cult time. After months of intense treatment, her cancer went into remission. People are often surprised when Brittany tells them the time she spent at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital was one of the greatest experiences of her life. But Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital isn’t just another hospital. It’s the region’s only advanced care facility designed speciďŹ cally for children. Brittany returned to school and graduated with her high school class. But her life had changed. Inspired by her experiences at the hospital, she is now studying to be an oncologist. Westchester Medical Center. One hospital, changing countless lives.

s7-#s$/#3 COUNTLESSLIVESCOM

-ARIA&ARERI#HILDRENS(OSPITALs(EART#ENTERs#ANCER)NSTITUTEs4RANSPLANT#ENTERs.EUROSCIENCE#ENTER *OEL!(ALPERN2EGIONAL4RAUMA#ENTERs"URN#ENTERs"EHAVIORAL(EALTH#ENTERs!DVANCED)MAGING#ENTERs!DVANCED/"'9.!SSOCIATES

005_WCHL_APR10.indd 5

3/18/10 11:26:18 AM


Editor’s LETTER

Home wishes

wellness fair Doubletree Hotel, Tarrytown NY Rte. 9 – So. Broadway ->ÌÕÀ`>Þ]Ê«ÀˆÊ£ä]ÊÓä£äÊUʙÊ>“Ê̜ÊxÊ«“

Hudson Valley’s BIGGEST Wellness Fair & Marketplace This special day offers you...

I HAVE SOMETHING OF A LOVE-HATE RELAtionship with the home renovations we describe in Westchester Heath & Life. On the one hand, I find these photos thrilling and inspiring—a testament to the endless, breathtaking possibilities of interior design. On the other hand ... they make me a bit wistful about the lessthan-ideal corners of my own home. Take the inspiring home transformation featured on page 26. Just peering at the kitchen alone—light and airy, warm but modern—makes me imagine the divine meals I might concoct in such a space, or what convivial dinner parties I might throw. Styled by a Chappaqua interior designer for her own home, that room is just one example of the spaces she reimagined—with input from her creative-minded friends and family. Having recently updated my own dining room, I can appreciate the work that went into the makeover on page 34. Once a bare, blank space, this room is now an elegant yet still family-friendly dining space, perfect for bustling holiday gatherings. And the vibrant rooms in “The Color Spectrum,” page 36, are proof positive that I’m not alone in my quest to add splashy hues to almost any space. See for yourself what a difference it can make. The rest of our pages feature indulgences we can all try whenever the whim strikes. In Gourmet, for instance, we detail a delicious Moroccan meal at Mamaroneck’s stylish Zitoune. In Westchester Whispers, meanwhile, we profile a local pie emporium serving up a wealth of creative, fresh-made concoctions, plus a local shop where area foodies flock for authentic Passover goodies. Finally, we’re pleased to announce the launch of our first-ever “Cutest Baby” contest. If you think your tyke has what it takes to win, turn to page 11, where we offer all the details on how to enter. Look for the winner to be announced in our August issue!

wellness/holistic practitioners U medical professionals health & beauty providers U green products U jewelry & gifts nutritional products U raffles & prizes U intuitive readers & psychics (extra fee) U two rooms of amazing speakers all day ÊvœÀʍÕÃÌÊf£äʜ˜ˆ˜i

-EDIA0ARTNER

Sponsoring

Natural Awakenings®

RITA GUARNA Editor in Chief

$2 OFF WITH THIS AD... bring it with you to the >ˆÀÊvœÀÊfÓʜvvÊޜÕÀÊ>`“ˆÃȜ˜°ÊvÊޜÕÊ«Ài‡Ài}ˆÃÌiÀ online, you will be handed $2 when you arrive!

www.AwakenToYourBestSelf.com

006_WCHL_APR10.indd 2

3/18/10 11:26:36 AM


STOP THE PAIN Come and Feel The Difference!

These people are smiling because Spinal Decompression has made the difference in their back pain!

How does it work? Spinal Decompression uses state of the art technology to apply a distraction force to relieve nerve compression often associated with low back pain and sciatica. Spinal Decompression not only significantly reduces back pain in many patients, but also enables the majority of patients to return to more active lifestyles. SUCCESSFULLY TREAT CONDITIONS SUCH AS:

DRX9000

Bulging & Herniated disc | Sciatica | Degenerative disc disease Facet Syndrome | Post Surgical Pain

NEW YORK SPORTS & SPINE CHIROPRACTIC 875 Mamaroneck Ave, Suite 102 | Mamaroneck, NY phone

914.381.7575 fax 914.381.7578 www.drxnuspine.com

CALL TODAY FOR YOUR FREE CONSULTATION

Dr. Nick Vaccaro

007_WCHL_APR10.indd 9

3/17/10 4:58:53 PM


Françoise COLLANDRE New Works April 10 – 25, 2010

WESTCHESTER

health&life APRIL 2010

Westchester Health & Life Staff

editor in chief RITA GUARNA

art director SARAH LECKIE

senior editor TIMOTHY KELLEY

managing editor JENNIFER CENICOLA

assistant editor KRISTIN COLELLA

interns PATRICE HORVATH , AIRIEL JONES , DIANE SZULECKI

group publisher WILKIE F. BUSHBY

executive vice president, publishing director DEBORAH JONES BARROW

39x39

Un Soir à Paris

advertising account executives LOUISE DEMMEL , MARY MASCIALE

director, internet & new media NIGEL EDELSHAIN

web editor ANNMARIE MARANO

director of production CHRISTINE HAMEL

marketing manager SEAN GALLAGHER

sales & marketing coordinator ELIZABETH MEE

senior art director, agency services KIJOO KIM

director of advertising services THOMAS RAGUSA

circulation director LAUREN MENA

editorial contributions: The editors invite letters, article ideas and other

32x32

Au Musée

contributions from readers. Please write to Editor, Westchester Health & Life, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645; telephone 201-571-7003; fax 201-782-5319; e-mail editor@wainscotmedia.com. Any manuscript or artwork should be accompanied by a selfaddressed envelope bearing adequate return

39 Main Street, Tarrytown, New York 10591

Tel. 914 332 4554

www.CanfinGallery.com

008_WCHL_APR10.indd 8

postage. The magazine is not responsible for the return or loss of submissions.

advertising inquiries: Please contact Wilkie Bushby at 201-571-2220 or wilkie.bushby@wainscotmedia.com

3/18/10 11:26:52 AM


Westchester Medical Center Staff

president & ceo MICHAEL ISRAEL

chairman, board of directors JOHN F. HEIMERDINGER

senior vice president, marketing and corporate communications KARA BENNORTH

director media relations/photography DAVID BILLIG

director, community relations and outreach ISABEL DICHIARA

director editorial information management LESLIE MILLS

director of communications, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center ANDREW LAGUARDIA

photo/digital imaging BENJAMIN COTTEN

WESTCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER Valhalla, N.Y. For general information, call 914-493-7000. Visit Westchester Medical Center on the Internet at www.worldclassmedicine.com.

Xibu!nbuufst!nptu!jt!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!xibu!zpv!dboÖu!tff ! Bxbse!xjoojoh!qppmt!cvjmu!cz!C'C!Qppm! boe!Tqb!Dfoufs!bsf!fyusbpsejobsz!gps! uifjs!cfbvuz/!Xibu!usvmz!ejtujohvjtift! b!C'C!Qppm!jt!uif!tvqfsjps!rvbmjuz!

PUBLISHED BY WAINSCOT MEDIA

chairman

nbufsjbmt-!dsbgutnbotijq!boe!tfswjdf! uibu!ibwf!cffo!pvs!gpdvt!tjodf!2:83/!!

CARROLL V. DOWDEN

president MARK DOWDEN

executive vice president,

Dbmm!vt!upebz!up!tdifevmf!zpvs! tqsjohujnf!jotubmmbujpo"

publishing director DEBORAH JONES BARROW

vice presidents AMY DOWDEN NIGEL EDELSHAIN RITA GUARNA SHANNON STEITZ

subscription services: To inquire about a subscription, to change an address or to purchase a back issue or a reprint of an article, please write to Westchester Health & Life, Circulation Department, PO Box 1788, Land O Lakes, FL 34639; telephone 813-996-6579; e-mail lauren.mena@wainscotmedia.com.

Westchester Health & Life is published six times a year by Wainscot Media, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645, in association with Westchester Medical Center. This is Volume 6, Issue 2. ©2010 by Wainscot Media LLC. All rights reserved. Subscriptions in U.S.: $14.00 for one year. Single copies: $3.95.

898!Diftuovu!Sjehf!Spbe Diftuovu!Sjehf-!OZ!21:88 999.4::.1794 xxx/ccqppmboetqb/dpn

Material contained herein is intended for informational purposes only. If you have medical concerns, seek the guidance of a healthcare professional.

009_WCHL_APR10.indd 1

3/17/10 5:05:25 PM


Get Organized for Spring! Simplify your life with The Royal Closet, call for a free consultation. Let The Royal Closet turn your space into a custom-designed showplace. Whether choosing elegant quality stained wood or simple melamine laminate, Royal Closet provides an innovative design service and superior craftsmanship. Visit the well-appointed Norwalk, CT showroom or, at no cost to you, arrange for an in-home consultation with a design expert.

6-B Muller Park Norwalk, CT

010_WCHL_APR10.indd 2

203.847.4179

www.royalcloset.com

3/18/10 9:22:16 AM


Whispers_WST_210_v2.jcREV

3/16/10

6:07 PM

Page 13

by Lisa Fields

Westchester WHISPERS YOUR GUIDE TO LOCAL TRENDS, TREASURES, PEOPLE & WELL-KEPT SECRETS

What’s the scoop?

SHUTTERSTOCK; STOCKFOOD

Eyes on the PIES We never advocate skipping dinner. But ... if you find yourself at GRANDMA’S COUNTRY PIES in Yorktown Heights (914-739-7770) and suddenly adopt a “dessert first” philosophy—well, we can’t say we blame you. The local institution, with its cozy dining area rem- I n iniscent of Granny’s parlor, is revered for its flaky quiches, hearty soups and fresh-ground burgers. But really, the buzz is all about its namesake desserts, an incredible 36 varieties of them. While traditional apple remains the best-seller, other customer favorites include Mississippi mud, Swiss chocolate almond and “bumbleberry” (apples, raspberries, blackberries and rhubarb). They’re sold by the slice to stay or go ($4.25 for most), or whole at the adjoining retail bakery (generally $13 to $14). “We have pies coming out of the oven at all times, and everything is natural and fresh—we use no additives,” says owner Joan Spivak, who has run the shop with her husband, David, for 26 years. Ann Sickles of Yorktown cites the apple and the banana-fudge pies as her family’s favorites. “I come every Sunday with my husband and kids,” she says. “Everything is homemade and wonderful, and the place is very friendly— it feels like you’re family.”

Yes, you love your pooch—but do you ever miss the days when you could roam the backyard worry-free? Mount Kisco–based DOODYCALLS of Westchester County (1-800-366-3922, www.doodycalls.com) may be the answer to your prayers. “Our customers are busy people who’d rather spend time with family than clean up after their dog,” says owner George Sichler of his residential service. “They have us clean so the kids can play.” Typical customers receive service weekly and spend $25 for 15-minute cleanings. (Larger properties and more dogs affect price.) New customers can get 50 percent off their first month. Veterinarian Phillip Raclyn of Briarcliff Manor, a devotee since 2008, loves giving his pups free reign in his yard—and can now do so without worrying about future missteps. “I couldn’t believe a service like this actually existed!” he says. “I’m their biggest fan. I don’t know how I lived without them.”

searc

h of: WESTCHESTER’S CUTEST BABY!

Moms and dads: Think your bundle of joy is the most darling of them all? Submit your cutest picture of your wee one (under age 3) at www.westchesterhealth andlife.com/baby (at least 300 dpi, please) or by mail to: Westchester’s Cutest Baby Westchester Health & Life 110 Summit Avenue Montvale, NJ 07645 Only custodial parents may submit entries. Include your name, address, phone number and e-mail; the baby’s name and age; and a signed note certifying you are a custodial parent. All babies must reside in Westchester County; deadline is May 16. Images will be posted on our website. Finalists and winners will be published in our August issue!

WESTCHESTER

H E A LT H & L I F E

/

11


Whispers_WST_210_v2.jc

3/16/10

12:18 PM

Page 14

Westchester WHISPERS

‘What I’m listening to …’

From Israel, with love Year-round, area foodies flock to family-run YARANUSH MEDITERRANEAN GROCERY STORE in White Plains (914-682-8449) for a smorgasbord of authentic Greek, Israeli, Turkish and Armenian delicacies. But when spring

“I grew up hearing folk and blues albums my dad collected, classical music my mom played and any jazz album I could get my hands on—so I guess you can say I love variety,” says Peter Reit, principal French horn player for the Westchester Philharmonic in White Plains (914-682-3707, www.westchesterphil.org). “I appreciate the amazing skills that great artists of any style have developed.” Here’s a sampling of his top tunes at the moment: 1. “GRACELAND,” Paul Simon, from Graceland

starts to show its signs, another clientele comes a-calling: local Jewish customers in search of imported

$74,87g8 e per

Israeli haroset (a fruit and nut paste), dried fruits and other tasty vittles for the perfect

era is the av come in in capita unty— ester Co Westch in highest the 7th . ntry the cou om www.nj.c Source:

Passover seder. “I was raised in Israel, and the food reminds me very much of the things we ate there,” says Eli Fleischer of Mount Pleasant. “I’ve found items that are difficult to locate anywhere else. They have foods from

Israeli manufacturers like Elite and Telma, plus coffees from Israel.” Dozens of barrels brim with bulk foods, including multiple varieties of almonds, pistachios and cashews—

2. “SYMPHONY NO. 5 IN C MINOR,” Gustavo

Dudamel and Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, from Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7 3. “I SEE YOUR FACE BEFORE ME,” John Coltrane,

from Settin’ the Pace 4. “SATIN DOLL,” Oscar Peterson and Clark Terry,

from Oscar Peterson Plays Duke Ellington 5. “HARD TO SAY I’M SORRY,” Chicago, from

The Best of Chicago: 40th Anniversary Edition 6. “CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY (MARIAH’S THEME),”

Mariah Carey, from Mariah Carey: Greatest Hits 7. “DUO NO. 1, K. 423 IN G: ALLEGRO,” Itzhak

raw for cooking, roasted for munching. Glass cases display

Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman, from Mozart: Duos

fresh-made hummus, spinach pie and baklava, plus feta

for Violin & Viola—Leclair: Sonata for 2 Violins

and kasseri cheeses. “It’s just fun to explore,” says Rye-based food blog-

8. “TREASURE ISLAND,” Bob Belden Ensemble,

from Treasure Island

ger Doug Yuan of www.HungryTravels.com. Among his top picks: the shop’s dolmas (rolled grape leaves stuffed with rice and spices) and za’atar bread (seasoned with a variety of Middle Eastern spices).

9. “VISION,” Victor Wooten, from A Show of Hands 10. “SO WHAT,” Miles Davis, from Kind of Blue —Kristin Colella

12

/

APRIL 2010

STOCKFOOD; SHUTTERSTOCK

33.8 minutes is the average daily commute time for Westchester men, versus 29 for women. Source: www.factfinder.census.gov


ADVERTISEMENT

A]

There is help for any or all of these

uncomfortable health problems. Truly, a single visit to The Gelb Center can turn these annoyances into a faint memory. Dr. Gelb’s practice treats headaches, temporomandibular joint problems, and sleep disorders as well as providing complex, comprehensive dentistry. He is a master detective uncovering if your discomfort ELLEN WOLFF PHOTOGRAPHY

is related to sleep apnea, muscle tension, trigger points, compressed nerves, craniosacral, auto immune illness or head and neck disorders. These disorders are rarely associated with dentistry; however, Dr. Gelb’s treatments are the most effective in

Are you are living with any of these disturbing, uncomfortable conditions? Do you have recurring headaches that never seem to go away? Is your neck a real pain in the neck? Is snoring ruining your time in bed? Do you stop breathing in your sleep because of Sleep Apnea? Does your jaw click and lock when you chew? Do you grind your teeth? Are you tired all day?

correcting them. How does he do it? After years of studying breathing related sleep disorders, Dr. Gelb co-invented an oral NORAD appliance that significantly reduces snoring by positioning the patients tongue and jaw so that the airway stays open. Together with the use of the latest in maxillofacial imaging technology, such as CT scan, which is a cutting-edge tool for sinus, and TMJ diagnosis, and for finding air passage

The warm and friendly face is Dr. Michael Gelb, a world renowned doctor, who is available to you in White Plains, to put an end to painful and annoying maladies that you may have thought you had to live with.

abnormalities that may cause sleep apnea. Comfortably place your head and neck problems in Dr. Gelb’s clinically proven, capable, hands. For more information you are invited to visit The Gelb Center website www.gelbcenter.com.

Michael L. Gelb, DDS, MS The Gelb Center for Headache, TMJ and Sleep Disorders 635 Madison Avenue | New York, NY | 212.752.1662 12 Old Mamaroneck Road | White Plains, NY | 914.686.4528 www.gelbcenter.com

013_WCHL_APR10.indd 9

3/18/10 9:21:47 AM


Flash_WST_210.v3.jc

3/16/10

12:21 PM

Page 12

FLASH IT WAS A CELEBRATION OF ALL THINGS local as the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual fundraising dinner-dance and awards ceremony at Colonial Terrace in Cortland Manor. Tappan Hill Mansion, meanwhile, was the site of Westchester Medical Center’s 2010 events kickoff party, which gathered the teams behind the hospital’s June gala and other festivities. A few weeks later, Westchester Medical Center hosted another event, its “When You Wish Upon a Star” evening of art and music to benefit the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Finally, the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville held its annual Silver Screen Circle Dinner, honoring famed actress Jessica Lange.

1.

3

2.

4

8

7

CELEBRATE YORKTOWN

5. Bob and Betty Cecere

WMC 2010 EVENTS KICKOFF PARTY

2. Kellie Montagno

6. Esther Frishman, Lynne Wilson, Elaine Tulis and Marilyn Heimerdinger

3. Mike Jacabacci and Caroline Murphy

‘WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR’

4. Marianna Beck, Fred and Ellen Koelsch

7. Katie Grieco, Michael Park,

14

/

APRIL 2010

Barbara Mountner and Jennifer Filardi

SILVER SCREEN CIRCLE DINNER 8. Jamie Shenkman, Lisa Hertz Apkon and Gail Shenkman 9. honoree Jessica Lange

Think you belong in Flash? Send photos from your gala or charity event to Westchester Health & Life, att: Flash editor, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645; or e-mail editor@wainscotmedia.com. Include your contact information, a short event description and names of all who appear. (Submissions are not guaranteed to appear and must meet the following image specs: 4x6 color prints or 300 dpi jpg, tif or eps files. Prints must be accompanied by an SASE in order to be returned.)

9

CHRISTOPHER BARTH; CHRISTOPHER GORE

1. Kim Arco, George Arco, Sue Foote and Karen Cammann

6

5


BETTER SERVICE | BETTER SELECTION | BETTER PRICES Than the National Big Box Chains

“Our representatives aren’t just knowledgeable, they’re truly nice people empowered to make your entire appliance shopping a pleasant experience.” –PRESIDENT JOEL KAPNICK

HOMEOWNERS, ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS & BUILDERS | SPECS & QUOTES • DELIVERY & INSTALLATION IN AS LITTLE AS 24 TO 48 HOURS. • PRIVATE PARKING LOT • JUST MINUTES FROM MANHATTAN & WESTCHESTER

951 EAST 233RD STREET | BRONX, NEW YORK Bronx River Parkway to East 233rd Street (Store is less than 1 mile on left) SHOWROOM.

718-324-5252 |

EMAIL.

jkapnick@appliancesalesrus.com

“Where you make the difference”

015_WCHL_APR10.indd 15

3/13/10 11:16:54 AM


Phoo Credit: Juliati Photography 016_WCHL_APR10.indd 2

HILDA DEMIRJIAN SALONS LASER | SKIN CARE | HAIR SALON www.hildademirjian.com 3/18/10 11:27:09 AM


This is the true meaning of aging gracefully. DY S P OR T

L ASER HAIR T H E R A PY

BOTOX

I N J E C TA B L E GELS DR. MARC EPSTEIN is now at Demirjian providing an artistic and functional approach to aesthetic injections, utilizing

L A S E R H A I R R E M O VA L & SKIN CARE CENTER

Botox, Dysport, and a variety of injectable

9146862121

gels. Afterwards, you will feel revitalized

245 MAMARONECK AVENUE WHITE PLAINS, NY WWW.HILDADEMIRJIAN.COM

and ready to take on the world.

017_WCHL_APR10.indd 17

3/17/10 4:59:50 PM


Health_WST_210_v17.ecREV

3/16/10

Health

Watch

6:05 PM

Page 20

W H AT ’ S N E W I N M E D I C I N E A N D H O W Y O U C A N S TAY W E L L

Taylor Wiggers, 17, is thriving after a double kidneyliver transplant in October.

A life-changing double transplant BECAUSE OF A RARE DISORDER, IT TOOK GETTING TWO NEW KIDNEYS AND A LIVER TO ASSURE A GIRL’S BRIGHT FUTURE

TAYLOR WIGGERS CAN’T REMEMBER MANY times she didn’t feel sick. The 17-year-old Poughkeepsie high school junior was born with a rare genetic disorder called autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease, or ARPKD, which causes problems from birth and is often fatal. Taylor has had two organ transplant operations, including a relatively rare kidney-liver double transplant last fall at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. Now, on the brink of adulthood, she finally gets a chance to feel like a normal kid. The Wiggers family’s life has been anything but normal since Taylor’s mother, Bonnie, entered her seventh month of pregnancy. That’s when prenatal testing discovered Taylor’s ARPKD. “The doctors told us she had a 2 percent chance of living,” says Bonnie, 46, who works in the circulation department of the Poughkeepsie Journal. “I cried every day for the next three months.” She and her husband, Paul, 48, who is studying to become a medical sonographer, had a son, Christopher, now 23. All three were healthy. There was no way Taylor’s disease could have been predicted. It’s caused by two recessive genes, which the parents had no idea they carried. Taylor’s kidney problems began almost immediately 18

/

APRIL 2010

Transplants: a team effort “We are committed to taking our transplant program to new heights,” says Manuel Rodriguez-Davalos, M.D., a pediatric transplant surgeon at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. The program is the only one of its kind in southern New York outside New York City. Since Dr. RodriguezDavalos joined the program in 2006, its volume of patients has tripled and it has taken on more complex cases such as Taylor Wiggers’. He credits that success in part to communication among the various departments within the hospital and also with patients and their families. “We make them part of the team,” he says. “It’s not just the doctor coming in and saying, ‘This is going to happen.’ ” Bonnie Wiggers confirms that Dr. Rodriguez-Davalos practices what he preaches. “He gave Taylor his cell phone number so she could text him questions,” she says. “How many doctors do that?”

after her birth on September 16, 1992. “She had one of the worst cases of ARPKD I’ve seen,” says Manuel Rodriguez-


Health_WST_210_v17.ecREV

3/16/10

6:05 PM

Page 21

first, about one-quarter of this liver, was used in an Davalos, M.D., a pediatric transplant surgeon at 8-month-old baby in another procedure at the hosMaria Fareri Children’s Hospital. pital. The rest, along with the donor’s kidney, went Robert A. Weiss, M.D., Chief of Pediatric to Taylor. Her operation took about 10 hours. Nephrology (kidney medicine), agrees: “She “She did great,” says Dr. Rodriguezgot the worst of everything.” Over the next eight Davalos. “Her surgery went just as we planned.” years, there were several hospitalizations. As she Manuel RodriguezTaylor left the hospital November 12. “By grew older, her kidneys began to fail. A transDavalos, M.D. December, she was begging to go back to school,” plant became inevitable. he says. That didn’t happen until January. But “Everyone in the family volunteered to since then, she has been thriving. donate,” says Paul Wiggers. “I was the best “I feel great, better than I’ve ever felt,” she match.” Taylor received her father’s kidney at says. “I can finally keep up with my friends. I used age 8. She led a fairly normal life for a few years, to get winded just walking at the mall.” Taylor will though there were problems—her gallbladder be on antirejection medications the rest of her life, was removed and she developed pancreatitis. but newer medications have fewer potential side “We didn’t put her in a bubble,” says Boneffects, Dr. Rodriguez-Davalos says. “Kids like nie. “She played softball and had lots of friends.” But by 2005, she had developed a form of Robert A. Weiss, M.D. Taylor who are back to regular activities within two to three months usually have completely norcancer called post-transplant lymphoproliferamal lifestyles. We can give them a great quality of life.” tive disease (PTLD). “Her cancer was caused by the Taylor now dreams of becoming a special ed Epstein-Barr virus,” says Dr. Weiss. “It’s the virus that teacher to help children with disabilities. “I think I can causes mononucleosis. We all carry it, but it proliferates do anything I want,” she says. ■ with the use of immunosuppressant drugs.” To cure the PTLD, Dr. Weiss had to lower the dose of her antirejection medication. She was then treated When a child needs a with chemotherapy. The good news was that the cancer new liver or kidney ... was cured. The bad news was that her new kidney began to fail. Worse still, so did her liver. There’s no better place to turn than the Pediatric Over the next few years, Taylor was treated for Transplant Program at Maria Fareri Children’s numerous chronic liver infections as well as her kidney Hospital, which disease. But it was a losing battle, and in early 2009 her • accepts organs from both deceased and living doctors decided she needed a dual liver-kidney transdonors. (Living-donor transplants are more complant. In a patient so young, that is almost unheard of. plex because of the need for comprehensive care “Maybe 5 to 10 percent of ARPKD patients overfor the two patients involved.) all need a combined transplant,” says Dr. Rodriguez• has 10 transplant coordinators who work closely Davalos. “In pediatrics it’s extremely rare.” with prospective recipients’ families to find matches. Says Dr. Weiss: “She is the only ARPKD patient • is one of only a few in the region that can split I’ve seen in 35 years who required a liver transplant as a donated livers, tailoring donated portions to the child,” he says. recipient’s size. Fortunately, she was in the right place. Maria Far• performs many transplant operations (almost 30 eri Children’s Hospital offers pediatric liver and kidney percent of the total) on babies less than a year old— transplants as part of a nationally recognized program patients who require extremely delicate surgery. that features gastroenterologists with special expertise in • has a 2000–2010 survival rate of 100 percent. liver disease and specialized nurses experienced in the pre- and postoperative care of young transplant patients. To learn more about pediatric kidney and liver transTaylor had her double transplant on October 21, plants at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at West2009. Because only a part of the liver is needed to transchester Medical Center, please call 1-877-WMC-DOCS. plant, the liver she received was split into two sections. The WESTCHESTER

H E A LT H & L I F E

/

19


Health_WST_210_v17.ecREV

3/16/10

6:04 PM

Page 22

Health

Watch

From left, Sharon Lennon, nurse practitioner; Annsley Miller, occupational therapist; Guy DiSalvo, physical therapist; Christopher Lee, M.D., Medical Director; and patient Diane Velez.

Comeback from paralysis WORKING IN A TOP REHAB CENTER, A WOMAN REGAINS THE MOBILITY SHE LOST TO GUILLAIN-BARRÉ SYNDROME

WHO’D GUESS THAT A SIMPLE COLD COULD be the start of a nightmare? During the holidays in 2008, Diane Velez caught a cold that led to a rare disorder called Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), which paralyzed her. It took her months of persistent effort to get back to performing the simple movements most of us take for granted. At first, says Velez, 39, an information technology manager from Peekskill, “the cold evolved into bad bronchitis.” Medications didn’t clear it up. Then, on January 20, 2009, she fell in the bathroom. “My legs buckled under me,” she says. That night, 20

/

APRIL 2010

her legs were so unsteady she could barely walk. Her arms grew weak and it was hard to breathe. She and her husband, Tommy, 44, a commercial driver, didn’t go to the emergency room because they didn’t want to wake and frighten their daughter, Jasmine, now 12. The next morning, she couldn’t move from the neck down. An ambulance took her to nearby Hudson Valley Hospital, where a neurologist thought she had either GBS or myasthenia gravis—“two things I’d never heard of and couldn’t pronounce,” quips Velez. Both are lifethreatening, and the hospital’s protocol called for transporting her quickly to Westchester Medical Center. “That was surreal,” says Velez. “I will never forget being in the helicopter, seeing my husband on the ground and thinking, ‘This is out of a made-for-TV movie!’” At Westchester a lumbar puncture test confirmed she had GBS. This rare autoimmune disorder causes the immune system to attack the nerves connecting the brain and spinal cord with the rest of the body, interfering with muscles’ ability to respond to the brain. No one knows what causes GBS, but it can be triggered by infec-


Health_WST_210_v17.ecREV

3/16/10

6:03 PM

Page 23

tions like the viral one that evidently caused Velez’s cold. finally—two months after becoming ill—on her own. Patients are treated with high-dose immunoglob“That was the biggest moment,” she says. “Guy ulin therapy, in which doctors give intravenous infusions said, ‘Lock those knees and pull up’; I stood for 30 secof these blood proteins that can lessen the immune sysonds, then fell back into my chair. It was overwhelming.” tem’s attack on the nervous system. Most people do Slowly, standing progressed to taking a first step, recover from GBS, but it can take from weeks to years. then two, 10 and 20. “She was a tiger,” DiSalvo says. Velez was on a venti“She worked hard every day.” lator for 10 days. “Getting “I was determined, “From the helicopter I saw off that was my first mileyes,” Velez recalls. “But in my husband on the ground stone,” she says. “I was a bit my room, in the middle of panicked, because it was still and I thought, ‘This is out of the night ... .” hard to breathe on my own.” After six weeks of a made-for-TV movie!’” And breathing was all rehab, Dr. Lee began planshe could do. Still fully paraning for her return home. lyzed, she spent a week in Velez still feared climbing one of the medical center’s nine intensive care units. the steps in her house, because she couldn’t lift her foot Nurses and aides had to feed and bathe her. While Jasmore than 3 inches. DiSalvo coached Tommy on how to mine stayed with Tommy’s mother, Tommy came to Westhelp her get around the house while remaining safe. chester daily after work to help with her care. “Like the Finally, on April 7, two months after entering vows say, he was there in sickness,” says Velez. Westchester’s rehab program, Velez used a rolling walker About three weeks after she entered the hospital, her to walk out the front door. At home she found a bouquet breathing was stabilized and it was time to choose a facilof flowers from the rehab staff. ity for rehabilitation. Velez opted for Westchester’s own “I burst into tears,” she says. Acute Rehabilitation Unit, and there she was placed under Still, Velez’s comeback wasn’t complete. She the care of Christopher Lee, M.D., Medical Director, and received home therapy for three months before she could physical therapist Guy DiSalvo. “Her case was one of the comfortably get around her house. Then she started worst I’ve seen,” says Dr. Lee. “But she was determined. working from home one day a week, and soon she began She said from the get-go she would walk out of here.” outpatient therapy. She went from needing leg and foot Velez was encouraged to hear that her prognosis braces and a walker to crutches, then a cane. She could was good, but it was scary to be immobilized. “I couldn’t then be driven into Manhattan to work three days a hold a spoon,” she recalls. “It took three people to get me week. Today she uses a cane and walks with a slight limp. into a shower.” Under DiSalvo’s daily direction, she It’s unclear when—if ever—she’ll be fully recovered. began the exhausting rehabilitation process. But Velez’s progress so far makes her a confirmed “The first goal was for her to become used to sitoptimist. “The doctors tell me nothing is permanent ting,” DiSalvo says. Initially, just getting to the edge of until two years after the illness,” she says. “So I have all bed left her feeling nauseous and dizzy. But by the end of 2010 to keep getting better.” ■ of the first week, she could sit up most of the day. Seeing her face in the mirror for the first time was To learn more about Guillain-Barré Syndrome, please a shock: “My left side drooped; my left eye was practivisit www.gbs-cidp.org. cally closed,” she says. “I just thought, ‘This is not happening to me!’” Her facial muscles came back fairly quickly, Westchester Medical Center’s Acute Rehabilitation however. Her breathing grew stronger too, and she could Unit offers comprehensive 24-hour care and a full soon eat solid food again. With the help of an occuparange of rehabilitation services for stroke, injury or illtional therapist, she learned all over again to bathe, dress ness. Its team includes physiatrists; physical, occupaand feed herself. Then Dr. Lee decided she was ready for tional and speech therapists; and specialized rehab the gym. There she gradually built her arm and leg strength nurses. To learn more, please call 1-877-WMC-DOCS. back until she could stand with the aid of a harness, and WESTCHESTER

H E A LT H & L I F E

/

21


Health_WST_210_v17.ecREV

3/16/10

6:03 PM

Page 2

Health

Watch

HELPING damaged hearts WHEN A TRANSPLANT ISN’T POSSIBLE, AN IMPLANTED PUMP CAN SHARE THE WORK, KEEPING CIRCULATION STRONG

22

/

APRIL 2010

ALAMY

ANGELO DIMARTINO, 79, OF ORANGEBURG, has heart failure. If he were a younger man, he might be a candidate for a heart transplant—one of his brothers had one. But fortunately, he enjoys a good quality of life today with the next best thing: a mechanical pump

called a left ventricular assist device, or LVAD. If the LVAD sounds familiar, it may be because you’ve read about it in these pages before. It is implanted directly into the main pumping chamber of a damaged heart to help out when the heart by itself can’t create adequate circulation. But until recently, LVADs were approved for use only as a “bridge to transplant” treatment—that is, only to provide temporary support while a patient awaited a new organ. Now, Westchester Medical Center is one of fewer than 20 U.S. hospitals that offer LVADs as a “destination” therapy—one that remains in place indefinitely to enable a person with heart failure to feel better and live a more active life. DiMartino had his first heart attack back in 1992. Several surgeries followed, including a double bypass with aneurysm repair in 1999 and a mitral valve repair in 2008. “I became the talk of the town after I got off the table, because the chances had been good that I wouldn’t survive the last operation,” he recalls. But the procedure was a success. There’s no hard-and-fast national upper age limit for heart transplants, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, but most such transplants are performed on people age 70 or younger. When DiMartino reached end-stage heart failure in 2008, at 78, he knew he was too old for a new heart. His prognosis didn’t seem good. “My days were limited,” he recalls. In early 2009, as a patient of Chief of Cardiology Melvin Weiss, M.D., DiMartino was presented with the LVAD option. An LVAD is a small pump about the size of a “C” battery. The pump has two hoses, one that pulls blood out of the left ventricle and another that pushes it into the aorta, the main artery leaving the heart. Cables run out of a port in the abdomen and attach to a battery pack the patient wears around the waist or to a battery in the home. The medical center’s heart specialists had been studying the use of LVADs to treat those who couldn’t have transplants because of age or other medical complications, or who declined transplants for religious or


Health_WST_210_v17.ecREV

3/16/10

Alan Gass, M.D.

6:02 PM

Page 3

“New data released about six months ago showed that the LVAD improved survival rates by about 40 percent.”

other reasons. Initial data collected about four years ago showed that LVADs could provide long-term support to these patients, says Alan L. Gass, M.D., the medical center’s Director of Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Transplant. “New data released about six months ago showed that the LVAD improved survival rates by about 40 percent,” he says. “Dr. Gass said I could live with this condition— though my quality of life would be very low and would continue to decrease—or I could try the LVAD,” recalls DiMartino. “I chose to go for it.” “Newer LVAD models are better than previous generations,” Dr. Gass explains. “They are lighter, quieter, more efficient and longer-lasting. They are also much more patient- and doctor-friendly to use and require less postoperative care.” All these factors have made them more suitable for destination therapy, he says. Government and private medical watchdogs agree. In January, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved using the LVAD as destination therapy. And the Joint Commission, a national healthcare credentialing organization that monitors hospital practices, awarded “disease-specific” certification to Westchester’s Mechanical Circulatory Support Program, assuring patients that it meets the rigorous standards set for LVAD destination therapy. The results have been remarkable. “I have one LVAD patient who went snowboarding,” says Dr. Gass. “Another, a jazz singer, gave a concert at Lincoln Center.” DiMartino’s ambitions these days are less strenuous. He’s just happy to enjoy more time with his wife, Mary, his three children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He admits the equipment he needs to wear seems cumbersome sometimes, and he has to be careful to keep his batteries well charged. “If my power gets too low, the thing beeps like crazy,” he says with a

laugh. But that’s a small price to pay for the rewards the LVAD allows him. “Four months after the implant I took all the grandkids to the Jersey Shore,” he says. “I can take them wherever they want to go. We’re a big family and we have lots of parties, christenings and things, and now I can be there for these events. I’m doing well.” ■

A LIFESAVING TREATMENT FOR AILING HEARTS For Westchester Medical Center, becoming one of the first few institutions in the country to offer the left ventricular assist device (LVAD) as “destination” therapy (that is, for patients who aren’t candidates for transplant) took preparation—and collaboration. It required the efforts of many members of the medical center’s cardiac care department, including Melvin Weiss, M.D., Chief of Cardiology; Steven Lansman, M.D., Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery; and the heart failure, heart transplant and mechanical circulatory support team: David Spielvogel, M.D., Program Director; Alan Gass, M.D., Medical Director, and Warren Rosenblum, M.D., Associate Director. “It was a total team effort,” says Dr. Gass. What helped was the cardiac team’s great experience in end-stage cardiac care. Westchester surgeons have performed 31 heart transplants since the beginning of 2007 with a greater than 90 percent survival rate and have implanted a variety of mechanical assist devices, including the LVAD, thus adding to their expertise in end-stage heart-disease care. The new treatment option is an important asset for medicine in the area. “As the population ages, heart failure is growing exponentially,” says Dr. Gass. “Five million people in the U.S. have it and 500,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. Until now, there was no therapy for end-stage heart-failure patients except transplant. But with LVAD therapy, we can not only save lives, we can also restore an excellent quality of life.”

To find out more about the left ventricular assist device and other heart-disease treatments at Westchester Medical Center, please call 1-877-WMC-DOCS or visit www.worldclassmedicine.com.

WESTCHESTER

H E A LT H & L I F E

/

23


Health_WST_210_v17.ecREV

3/16/10

6:02 PM

Page 4

Health

Watch

Young athletes overdoing it? SURE, KIDS NEED TO BE ACTIVE IN SPORTS AND PLAY. BUT THERE’S A LIMIT

WARM WEATHER IS BACK, AND YOU SHOULD be glad if it beckons your children outside to play active sports, because exercise is healthy. But make sure your kids aren’t pushing their bodies too hard, risking injury. In a way, the danger has grown. While once kids played different sports in different seasons, today’s array of camps, classes, programs and leagues allows young players dreaming of glory to specialize in a single sport year-round. It’s a trend the American Academy of Pediatrics has warned against, suggesting that such specialization not take place before adolescence. Damon DelBello, M.D., a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, says research hasn’t yet established hard-and-fast guidelines on how much exercise is safe for a child (except when it comes to throwing—see “Little Leaguer’s Elbow” at right) or exactly how old a child should be to specialize safely. “Every child is different, and finding the right limits is more art than science,” he reports. But Dr. DelBello cautions parents against three main ways kids get hurt: Overuse: Repeating the same motion without enough rest accounts for half of all injuries seen in pediatric sports medicine. “If your young throwing athlete has elbow Damon DelBello, M.D. pain, get it evaluated early before it progresses to something more serious,” the doctor advises. Lifting weights, too, bears watching—especially free weights. “While I know of no data yet proving that it causes a particular injury, I have seen a pattern of back injuries that convinces me it’s a danger,” says Dr. DelBello. “So I now steer young people to weight machines, which are safer than free weights.” Poor technique: “When movements are done improperly, over time that can lead to injuries similar to repetitive stress,” the doctor says. “For example, poor throwing technique or a bad serve in tennis makes

1

2 24

/

APRIL 2010

‘Little Leaguer’s elbow’: what you need to know THE CONDITION: Formally called medial apophysitis, this injury occurs when repetitive throwing creates too strong a pull on the elbow’s tendons and ligaments. KIDS AT SPECIAL RISK: Baseball and softball pitchers, football quarterbacks THE DANGER: Repeated pulling can tear tendons and ligaments away from the bone, pulling tiny bone fragments with them the way an uprooted plant takes soil with it. This can disrupt normal bone growth. SYMPTOMS: Elbow pain, restricted range of motion, locking of the elbow joint WHAT TO DO: Rest the affected area and apply ice packs to bring down any swelling. If pain persists after a few days of resting the area fully, or if it recurs when throwing is resumed, stop the activity again until the child gets medical treatment. PREVENTION: It’s recommended that a child not make more than 200 throws in a week—including both practices and competitive play. Source: Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America

kids prone to elbow and shoulder injuries.” Carelessness: The danger of accidents is often greatest when the crowds aren’t watching. “I recently treated a 13-year-old extreme snowboarder who did fine in competition, then fooled around on his backyard slope and sprained his knee,” Dr. DelBello says. “I see more silly accidents from casual play than from competitions.” So make sure your young athlete uses the same correct procedures for practice as for a game or meet. ■

3

To learn more about pediatric orthopedic services available at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, please call 1-877-WMC-DOCS.


Health_WST_210_v17.ecREV

3/16/10

6:01 PM

Page 5

Three with long service THESE DEDICATED HOSPITAL PROS HAVE COME TO THE SAME WORKPLACE FOR MORE THAN A QUARTER CENTURY

DIANE MCCARTHY, R.N. In January, nurse Diane McCarthy celebrated her 52nd birthday and her 29th anniversary at Westchester Medical Center. For the past 25 years, she’s worked in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, where she thrives on the variety of patients, ranging from newborns to 21-year-olds. “There’s something new every day,” she says. McCarthy attended Pace University in Pleasantville and received her bachelor’s degree in nursing in December 1980. Just a week later she started at WMC, joining what she calls “a tightknit group” of Pediatric Unit staffers. Her former head nurse even introduced her to her husband, Jay, a police sergeant and an R.N. himself. “I enjoy working with kids,” says McCarthy. “They appreciate anything you do for them, even something simple like changing the TV to their favorite cartoon.” McCarthy lives in Millwood with Jay and their four sons, ages 17, 16, 15 and 11. When she’s not working she stays active, riding her bike, walking around her neighborhood and downhill skiing, sometimes in Canada.

ELICIA BRIGGS, R.N. Few people can say they’ve never had more than a 3-mile commute, but Hawthorne native Elicia Briggs, R.N., is one of them. When Briggs graduated from the Cochran School of Nursing in Yonkers in 1980, she had a job waiting for her at another hospital. But at a high school friend’s urging she went to work in Westchester Medical Center’s Operating Rooms. She’s been there ever since. She began as a staff nurse, then became a head nurse and currently serves as Nurse Manager for the entire unit. In that post she oversees more than 150 staff members and all the cases in the unit’s 17 operating rooms—up from just eight rooms when she started. Briggs lives in Valhalla with her husband and three daughters (ages 19, 17 and 14). Her oldest daughter is studying pre-med. “I guess that’s what happens when you hear enough about medicine around the dinner table,” says Briggs. She and her family volunteer as “puppy socializers” for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, caring for young Labrador puppies before they begin guide-dog training. Says Briggs of the work she’s done for three decades: “It’s not a job you get tired of.”

TAMOTSU TSUNEKAGE Helping to maintain the more than 11,000 pieces of medical equipment scattered throughout Westchester Medical Center is a challenge that keeps Tamotsu Tsunekage, Senior Biomedical Engineer in the Biomedical Engineering Department, excited about his work. Born and raised in Japan, Tsunekage graduated from the Osaka Institute of Technology in March 1972 with a degree in electrical engineering. Since he arrived at the medical center in 1981, he says, his work here has combined two of his passions: solving problems and helping others. “I could always find challenges to improve myself through biomedical engineering here,” says Tsunekage. In his younger days Tsunekage was an avid backpack traveler, visiting more than 30 countries on four continents. Today the Mohegan Lake resident, a father of two grown children (a 27-year-old son and a daughter, 25) has traded his hiking boots for golf and bowling shoes. He enjoys playing golf with his wife and bowling in a weekly league. “I can relax and forget everything when I’m bowling,” he says. ■ WESTCHESTER

H E A LT H & L I F E

/

25


Chapaqua_WST_210_v4.jcREV

At

3/16/10

5:51 PM

Page 32

HOME

D e s i g n e d b y C a m i We i n s t e i n P h o t o g r a p h y b y M a rc We i n s t e i n

All in the REVAMPING HER CHAPPAQUA ABODE, A LOCAL DESIGNER MANAGED TO PLEASE HER WHOLE CLAN

family

THERE WERE NO FUSSY CLIENTS TO PLEASE WHEN CAMI WEINSTEIN, owner of Cami Weinstein Interior Design in Chappaqua, set about renovating a 1927 Chappaqua Tudor. The home was her own, so she was free to indulge all of her whims. “As a designer, I think you can be a little more daring with your own home than with a client’s,” she says. Still, anyone with a family knows that didn’t guarantee a slam-dunk. While her husband, Marc, and sons Jeremy, 21, and Gregory, 18, did not interfere with the design process, Weinstein did let them weigh in on her selections. “My husband is a photographer, and my boys have grown up with two artistic parents, so they certainly have opinions,” she says. “It was all my design direction, but I listened to their input on what they were comfortable with and whether they liked certain colors—I still have to live with them!” Even with family buy-in, achieving Weinstein’s vision of “chic but inviting” was a tricky proposition. “I wanted to mix traditional and modern styles to make the rooms feel timeless and preserve the integrity of the house,” she says, “but all of the design elements had to be really comfortable because we very much live in our home.” Happily, the finished product reflects not just the family’s aesthetic, but also those of many artist friends who have created pieces for the Weinsteins over the years. Take the artwork displayed in the newly refurbished living room: an oil painting of Gregory as a boy by artist Christopher Gatto is placed on the mantel, while a few of Marc’s photographs hang above the sofa. Both help achieve the “very warm, very comfortable” feel Weinstein sought for the space. “This room is used a lot—we’re always, always in it, and my sons’ friends like to come over and watch TV here,” the designer says. To create the look she wanted, Weinstein used a soothing, biscuit-colored paint by Farrow & Ball on the walls and filled the room with cozy furniture—notably, a brown linen wing chair and a large blue chenille sofa from O. Henry House. “Our dog seems to take over the sofa, so I

26

/

APRIL 2010


Chapaqua_WST_210_v4.jcREV

3/16/10

With new, comfier seating upholstered in an easy-to-care-for green suede, the designer hoped to lure her family to share mealtimes in the chic, newly revamped breakfast room.

5:52 PM

Page 33


Chapaqua_WST_210_v4.jcREV.1

At

3/18/10

10:19 AM

Page 34

HOME

Bold pillows add a contemporary twist to the cozy family room, while a more traditional white wooden mantel echoes the home’s architecture.

had to make sure it could hide the occasional pet hairs!” she says. A fireplace with a white wooden mantel, which replaced an original brick surround, provides a relaxing focal point. An antique wooden coffee table placed atop a decorative Oriental rug and a porcelain antique garden seat stay true to the home’s traditional feel, while bold throw pillows add a contemporary twist. For the breakfast room—a space largely unused 28

/

APRIL 2010

before the redesign—Weinstein’s objective was more than aesthetic: “I really wanted us to actually eat in it, all the time,” she says. Thus, comfort and ease of use were both paramount. So while the designer opted to keep the large antique French cherry table that already occupied the space, she replaced the old seating (made of woven rush and wood) with cushier chairs from Artistic Frame, upholstered in “easy-to-clean” green ultra-suede fabric from Larsen. The hardwood floor is both chic and


Chapaqua_WST_210_v4.jcREV

3/16/10

5:53 PM

Page 35

“Clean and airy” was the goal for the home’s kitchen.

easy to sweep clean should crumbs fall underfoot. Grass-cloth wallpaper gives the room a natural touch, while a painting by another acquaintance, Russian artist Igor Tiul’panoff, and a wood-and-copper box, handcrafted by a friend, add spots of color. Wood cabinets painted white from Bilotta provide muchneeded storage space, with shelves fashioned in the center to display Weinstein’s collection of brown transferware. Installing the antiqued iron-and-glass chandelier from

Holly Hunt was no simple task: “Before, the ceiling had a very bad coffered look,” she says, “so I ripped that out and was able to push the ceiling up 3 inches so that I could fit in the fixture.” In the kitchen, Weinstein says her objective was a “clean and airy feel. I wanted the materials to be timeless and not too fussy, because the space is not very large. And I really wanted it to go with the flow of the house— I don’t like it when you walk into a kitchen and it looks like it was dropped from another planet.” To that end, the designer carried over elements from the breakfast room—specifically, the white cabinets and grass-cloth wallpaper—to create an easy flow between the adjacent spaces. Stainless-steel Viking appliances, a limestone floor and a Calcutta gold marble backsplash and countertops offer practicality and easy maintenance when preparing family meals, while cotton-and-linen window treatments from Clarence House and “playful” pendants from ArtsyLights add a touch of creativity. With the redesign now complete, Weinstein says she’s earned nothing but raves from the men in her life. “My family totally enjoys these three rooms,” she says. “We all like cooking in our new kitchen and lingering over meals in our breakfast room—plus the family room feels so welcoming now.” The project has also given the designer a better understanding of her clients’ experience. “Once you’ve gone through a renovation yourself—particularly a kitchen—you know how difficult it really is to live through,” she says. “But it’s so worth it.” ■ WESTCHESTER

H E A LT H & L I F E

/

29


MtnHouse_WST_210_v6.jcREV

At

3/16/10

5:55 PM

Page 32

HOME

Designed by Meryl Stern Photography by Peter Rymwid Te x t b y K r i s t i n C o l e l l a

THE GREAT INDOORS A COUPLE’S RUSTIC CATSKILLS GETAWAY REFLECTS THE BEAUTY OF NATURE

BEFORE THERE WAS A HOUSE, THERE WERE Sandra and Evan Stern’s two great loves: family (the couple has five children and nine grandchildren) and the outdoors (Evan is a former competitive sailor). So when setting out to build their perfect weekend retreat, the pair first scouted out their ideal location: 6 acres of land on a protected preserve, situated beside an 800-acre lake and tucked into the picturesque Catskill Mountains in Bethel, New York. Knowing that the wealth of activities available nearby—hiking, fishing, boating on their catamaran—would surely inspire their brood to join them for weekend getaways, they next built a 5,950square-foot Adirondack-style home, large enough to accommodate the whole clan. “We wanted literally a mountain lodge,” Sandra says. “We wanted it to be a place for the family to convene and relax. And it was also important to us for it to be one with nature as much as possible.” The couple enlisted designer Meryl Stern of Meryl Stern Interiors in Haworth, New Jersey, to help execute their vision: to reflect the home’s rustic surroundings while adding cozy, luxurious touches. Stern offered her expert eye to the couple, though she concedes Sandra was heavily involved in the design process. “She had very specific ideas of what she wanted,” says the designer. Take, for instance, that woodsy charm: It’s evident in the abundance of natural timber featured throughout 30

/

APRIL 2010


MtnHouse_WST_210_v6.jcREV

3/16/10

5:56 PM

Page 33

The impressive view may steal the spotlight in the great room, but its the cushy furniture and roaring fire that entice guests to settle in and enjoy the scenery.

WESTCHESTER

H E A LT H & L I F E

/

31


MtnHouse_WST_210_v6.jcREV

3/16/10

5:57 PM

Page 34

In the kitchen, Swedish elm countertops maintain the home’s woodsy feel, while a sleek Viking stove adds a modern touch.

the home. The home’s first level alone includes hickory floors; knotty pine ceilings finished in clear lacquer; and real, bumpy log columns. Genuine-antler chandeliers from Arte de Mexico (one in the great room, one in the dining room) add eye-catching focal points while keeping the natural vibe. Even the great room’s console and coffee table, both from The Adirondack Store in New Canaan, Connecticut, feature metal legs shaped like tree branches. But the room has cozy touches too, thanks to a bold red sofa and comfy chairs (also from The Adirondack Store), all arranged around a large stone fireplace. The couple brought plenty of personal touches to the room, courtesy of items they had acquired abroad—among them, a large decorative carpet from Istanbul, antique prints from Europe and a striking cuckoo clock from the Black Forest, purchased from an antique dealer in London. Family was clearly top of mind when designing 32

/

APRIL 2010

the dining room. It’s anchored by an oversize oak gateleg table from the Morristown Antique Center in Morristown, New Jersey, that accommodates a full dozen oak chairs—perfect for large, convivial dinners. Atop the table, a large custom walnut lazy Susan provides both style and convenience. That the dining area runs easily into the kitchen was no coincidence. “I wanted the kitchen to feel included in the living area of the house,” says Sandra. It flows stylistically as well, thanks to even more wood—Swedish elm countertops and maple cabinets painted light blue. A farmer’s sink preserves a rural feel, while a Viking stove is both modern and practical. Perhaps most notable, however, is what’s missing from the room: any cabinetry above the sink, which would have blocked the spot’s breathtaking vistas. “I was willing to give up cabinet space to have my beautiful view; we built a pantry in the mudroom instead,” recalls Sandra.


MtnHouse_WST_210_v6.jcREV

3/16/10

5:58 PM

Page 35

At

An antique bed made of red-painted tree branches is a nature lover’s delight.

In the master bedroom, the homeowners enjoy peaceful slumber on an antique bed crafted with real tree branches painted red. Pine and oak furniture from The Adirondack Store lend extra rusticity, while a redand-white checkered rug from J&S Designer Flooring in Morristown echoes the hues of the space. The master bathroom creates a luxe, relaxing ambience with earth-toned hues and nature-inspired elements, including maple cabinets, stone countertops and flooring, oil-rubbed bronze faucets and handmade and hand-painted tiles depicting bears, deer, acorns and pinecones—“Sandra wanted to include only plant and wildlife that were native to the area,” explains the designer. After so much careful plotting and planning, Sandra says she and her family were thrilled with the final, finished home, where they have enjoyed many funfilled weekends and holiday jaunts. “It’s just a lovely place to get away from it all,” she says. ■

Hickory floors, tree-trunk columns and pine ceilings give the home a luxe logcabin feel.

WESTCHESTER

H E A LT H & L I F E

/

33

HOME


AtHomeDining_WST_210_v5.sl

3/16/10

5:59 PM

Page 32

from

blank IN RYE BROOK, A DESIGNER TRANSFORMS A BARE ROOM INTO A CHIC DINING SPACE

to

SWANK

FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR

“WHEN WE STARTED IT WAS REALLY JUST a blank square,” recalls designer Lara Michelle Feinsod, describing the roughly 15-foot by 15-foot room just off the foyer in Melissa and Andrew Kaminsky’s Rye Brook Colonial. The couple had moved into the home a year and a half earlier after relocating from Manhattan with their two young sons, and had tackled a number of other renovations already. “Lara had helped us design our

34

/

APRIL 2010

powder room, bedroom and a homework room for the boys,” says Melissa. “But turning this empty space into our dining room would be our biggest project together.” But where to begin? “They told me they wanted something contemporary with blues, beiges and browns,” says the designer, owner of Lara Michelle Beautiful Interiors Inc. in Rye Brook. “But because the home is a Colonial, we decided to mix in some tradi-


AtHomeDining_WST_210_v5.sl

3/16/10

5:59 PM

Page 33

At

HOME

Designed by Lara Michelle Feinsod Photography by Chuan Ding

Both modern and cozy, the once-empty dining room gets pop from a bold light fixture, textured chocolate brown wallpaper and matching curtains that let light dapple in.

BEFORE

tional elements. I never like to depart too much from the ‘bones’ of a house.” Adds Melissa: “We’re not real formal, so we liked the idea of something simple yet elegant with a little color and ‘pop.’” Seeking to achieve that perfect blend, Feinsod boldly contrasted colors and styles throughout the space. To enliven the room’s walls, for instance, she juxtaposed traditional white wood paneling with a striking chocolatebrown textured wallpaper from Larsen. The paper’s intricate woven pattern is repeated on the window curtains, also from Larsen, which block an undesired view of the driveway while still allowing sunlight to filter in. Dark and light hues are also contrasted in the room’s key furniture pieces, all from Baker, including a walnut buffet with a limestone top and a large walnut dining-room table with matching chairs that are upholstered in faux crocodile leather from Dedar—a material cleverly chosen for its durability and stain resistance. “Between our kids and golden retriever that sheds all over the house, the faux crocodile is perfect—if there’s a stain I can just wipe it off,” says Melissa with a laugh. Overhead, a bold contemporary-style fabric chandelier from Stonegate Designs adds illumination. “I must have shown Andrew and Melissa 20 different lights before they chose this one; they didn’t want your everyday traditional chandelier,” says Feinsod. Agrees Melissa: “A typical chandelier with crystals just wasn’t us; this just suited our tastes better—we were both instantly drawn to it.” Two fabric-shade sconces with brushed nickel bases add extra light to the walls. Also contributing to the homey feel is a comfy window seat topped with a coffee-hued cushion from Glant. A large sequined pillow from Lillian August and smaller throw pillows upholstered in fabrics from Lee Jofa, Kravet and Barbara Barry add extra panache. Finishing touches include artwork from Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in Manhattan and a pen shell–framed mirror from Oly on the walls, plus mercury glass candlesticks from Oly and real animal horns from Mariani Gardens in Armonk, all placed atop the dining room table. Now, with ample seating for entertaining, the room has become a lively hub for holiday meals. “We’re very happy with our new dining room,” says Melissa. “Everyone who comes in says they love it, and our friends who saw the room before, when there was nothing in it, are really taken aback by its transformation.” ■

WESTCHESTER

H E A LT H & L I F E

/

35


Color_WST_0210_v1.jc

At

3/13/10

9:03 AM

Page 32

HOME

photography by Tim Street-Porter

The

Color

spectrum WANT YOUR HOME TO MAKE A VIVID STATEMENT? DIP INTO A BRIGHT PALETTE

olors are the smiles of

C

nature,” said 19th-century English writer Leigh Hunt— but why should the great outdoors have all the fun?

Our own little man-made corners of the world can also benefit from startling swaths of vibrant hues. Sure, dressing a room in a brilliant shade can be a daring tact. But as these inspiring rooms reveal, when done to proper effect, this dazzling choice can engender grins aplenty—a reaction that would surely do Mr. Hunt (not to mention our old friend Roy G. Biv) proud.

RED:

In the rosy Manhattan living room of designer Miles

Redd, the all-out glamour of an oversized red-velvet couch is tempered by a host of eclectic touches—a gallery-like wall of artwork, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves packed with beloved tomes and a subtly patterned parquet floor. Whimsical blue pillows provide cushy points of contrast. continued

36

/

APRIL 2010


3/13/10

9:03 AM

Page 33

ROOM DESIGN BY: MILES REDD

Color_WST_0210_v1.jc

WESTCHESTER

H E A LT H & L I F E

/

37


Color_WST_0210_v1.jc

3/13/10

9:03 AM

Page 34

ORANGE: Brilliant yet soothing, this sunny sitting room—tucked into a Hollywood Hills villa—features a range of juicy shades that invigorate but don’t overwhelm. The calming effect is further enhanced by the room’s multitude of Asian touches—Japanese Imari plates, a golden statue of a Buddhist goddess and a bamboo coffee table among them.

38

/

APRIL 2010


3/13/10

9:04 AM

Page 35

At

ROOM DESIGN BY: MARIAN MCEVOY

ROOM DESIGN BY: ANNIE KELLY

Color_WST_0210_v1.jc

YELLOW:

White trimmed with black may be

the dominant palette in this master bedroom, but it’s the cleverly placed patches of yellow that give the space a lemony pizzazz. In addition to contrasting colors, the owner of this 18th-century Hudson Valley home played with lines and curves to create the just-right balance of quirky and sleek. continued

WESTCHESTER

H E A LT H & L I F E

/

39

HOME


Color_WST_0210_v1.jc

9:05 AM

Page 36

HOME

GREEN:

Color us envious of the easy,

breezy beauty imbued in this Los Angeles home by a striking oversized painting. With such a bold statement piece taking center stage, all that’s needed are a few cozy touches, courtesy of a simple distressed console table, a collection of multihued glass vases and a colorfully tempting assortment of fruits arranged in a retro-chic bowl.

ROOM DESIGN BY: MICHAEL BRUNO

ROOM DESIGN BY: PAUL FORTUNE

At

3/13/10


Color_WST_0210_v1.jc

3/13/10

9:06 AM

Page 37

ROOM DESIGN BY: WALDO FERNANDEZ

VIOLET:

Who needs paint? This modern

bedroom proves that, just like your mother told you, it’s what’s on the inside that counts— and what’s inside here is a chic bed and side table imbued with bold purple splashes, plus a comforter, rug and lamp that repeat the hue while echoing the furniture’s sharp angles. ■

BLUE:

A showstopping electric-blue silk

couch is the unabashed star of this Paris living room. More muted but equally enticing is the Cubist painting perched above; a pair of simple-but-fanciful lamps and a trio of glass candlesticks, meanwhile, provide opportunities for illumination as well as spots of visual relief.

WESTCHESTER

H E A LT H & L I F E

/

41


2010BIATHLON RUN 2 BIKE 15 RUN 2 TO BENEFIT THE JOEL A. HALPERN REGIONAL TRAUMA CENTER AT WESTCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER

TO REGISTER, GO TO

SUNDAY, JUNE 27 Individual or 2-Person Relay Teams

WWW.NYTRI.ORG FOR INFORMATION,CALL

914-493-5414

START: 8 A.M. Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla Campus ENTRY FEE: Individuals: $50, $65, $75 on Race Day Teams: $80, $100, $120 on Race Day 10-week training schedule available online at www.nytri.org AWARDS: Top 3 overall and 5-year age groups

042_WCHL_APR10.indd 42

Valhalla, NY 10595 www.worldclassmedicine.com

3/18/10 11:27:29 AM


S P E C I A L A DV E RT I S I N G S E C T I O N

is

good

Your guide to

senior living

From independent living and home care to assisted living and nursing homes, our area is home to the finest in care for yourself and your loved ones. The following pages present the area’s premier facilities and professionals in senior living that are experts in tending to any person’s changing needs. Once you’ve reviewed this section, be sure to visit www.WestchesterHealthandLife.com/SeniorLiving for an interactive look at these fine caregivers.

AssistLiv_WCH_0410FINAL.indd 43

3/18/10 11:32:29 AM


{ life is good } S P E C I A L A DV E RT I S I N G S E C T I O N

The Place to Be c l a s s i c r e s i d e n c e b y h yat t i n yo n k e r s i s a d i s t i n c t i v e r e t i r e m e n t c o m m u n i t y that is both ideally located in a quaint Westchester County neighborhood and only 20 minutes to the many attractions of midtown Manhattan. Its convenient location makes it easy for residents to partake in enriching activities as well as for family to come visit. There are three senior living options available in Yonkers: independent, assisted and memory support. Many of the spacious oneand two-bedroom homes have spectacular views of the Hudson River and all of the communities were designed to provide the most spirited lifestyle possible. Active adults can socialize with friends over taste-tempting, healthy cuisine prepared by the classically trained executive chef … or energize in the fully equipped fitness center … or join one of the many exciting excursions. For those in need of additional attention, licensed personal assistance is provided in accordance with individually developed care plans. And dementia services are also available in a self-contained, safe and secure environment. “Many of our staff have hospitality backgrounds and understand the value of personal attention. The level of care we provide at Classic Residence by Hyatt in Yonkers is consistent and of the highest caliber,” says Nancy Campagna, sales director. “Having familiar faces in all roles, from housekeeping and dining to nursing, is comforting to both the residents and their families.”

537 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers | 914-709-1234 | 1-888-451-2244 | www.hyattclassic.com/yonkers

classic residence by hyatt AssistLiv_WCH_0410FINAL.indd 44

3/18/10 11:32:36 AM


S P E C I A L A DV E RT I S I N G S E C T I O N

{ life is good }

Enhancing Quality of Life

programs are tailored to meet the special needs of every resident. Sans Souci Rehabilitation and Nursing Center offers residents excellence in nursing, rehabilitative, and sub-acute care in a lovely environment designed to enhance quality of life. Residents enjoy the family-like atmosphere and compassionate staff dedicated to promoting wellness and recovery. San Souci’s comprehensive rehabilitation program, offered six to seven days a week, includes physical, occupational, and speech therapies. Each therapy is provided by a highly-motivated and experienced team of therapists who work to help residents achieve maximum functioning and independence. Programs are tailored to meet the special needs of every resident. Our short-term rehabilitation program assists residents post-hospitalization who are recovering from surgery, illness, or injury. The goal of the short-term rehabilitation program is to get residents rehabilitated

5 Star

Award Winner Awarded by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services

and home as quickly as possible. Under the supervision of our highly-regarded medical director and specialty physicians, our nurses and therapists provide outstanding, compassionate care to each resident who enters our doors. Services include: • Long-Term and Short-Term/Sub-Acute Care • Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy • Hospice Care • Psychiatric and Psychological Services • Wound Care and Pain Management Programs • IV Therapy • Respite Care Located in a residential area of Yonkers with convenient parking, our dedicated staff will be glad to show you why families are choosing Sans Souci for the skilled nursing and rehabilitative needs of their loved ones. Come visit our newly renovated facility with flat screen televisions and telephones at:

115 Park Avenue, Yonkers | 914-423-9800 | www.sanssoucirehab.com

sans souci rehabilitation and nursing center AssistLiv_WCH_0410FINAL.indd 45

3/18/10 11:32:47 AM


{ life is good } S P E C I A L A DV E RT I S I N G S E C T I O N

Distinctive Lifestyle Worth Discovering t h e o s b o r n p i c t u r e s Q u e 5 6 - ac r e ca m p u s i n ry e i s a l a n d m a r k i n w e s t c h e s t e r c o u n t y. As the region’s premier senior living community, residents have access to a continuum of excellent care and an array of beautiful residences. Sterling Park at The Osborn features a selection of spacious independent living apartments and garden homes, with various services and amenities. Assisted Living at The Osborn offers private apartments and personalized supportive care for those who need a helping hand. Exclusively available in this area in The Osborn’s assisted living program, the advanced GE Healthcare technology of QuietCare® offers round-the-clock care support that can improve residents’ quality of life. QuietCare’s real-time, private reporting to dedicated staff ensures residents’ safety and comfort with immediate help as needed. Osborn Home Care is a licensed home care agency offering a wide range of care services on campus as well as to Westchester residents. The Osborn Pavilion completes the continuum as one of New York’s finest skilled nursing centers, offering both long-term nursing care and short-term sub-acute rehabilitation. Residents of The Osborn have priority access; services are also available to residents of the community-at-large. Call (914) 921-2200 today to arrange a personal tour or to request more information. www.theosborn.org

101 Theall Road, Rye | 914-921-2200 | www.theosborn.org

the osborn AssistLiv_WCH_0410FINAL.indd 46

3/18/10 11:32:57 AM


the wartburg’s uniQue continuum of care meets the changing needs of westchester’s older adults. For over 100 years, The Wartburg Adult

{ life is good }

Care Community has provided a comprehensive range of residential and non-residential services that meets the changing needs of the community’s older adults. A beautiful 36-acre campus houses secure residential care, including Lohman Village’s supported independent living facility with over 30 cottages, Meadowview’s assisted living with over 100 apartments, and the Memory Care wing with 15 studios and one-bedroom apartments. The Wartburg also offers short-term rehabilitation, nursing home, palliative, and Hospice care in the Waltemade and Pavilion Skilled Nursing Facility and Sub-Acute Care Center. The annual 2009 Medicaid/Medicare Certification Survey found these residential programs deficiency-free of all care issues. Social and medical model adult day programs, long-term home health care program and a licensed homecare agency provide essential services for community members and their families. The Wartburg serves older adults and their families of all faiths, by providing emotional, physical, practical and spiritual support. An exemplary, compassionate team carries out The Wartburg’s mission to treat all with kindness and respect.

S P E C I A L A DV E RT I S I N G S E C T I O N

A Compassionate Adult Care Community

Wartburg Place | Mount Vernon | 914-699-0800 | www.thewartburg.org

the wartburg adult care community

Independence and Care You Deserve v na h o m e h e a lt h s e rv i c e s (VNA HHS) is a not-for-

profit licensed home care agency that provides certified home health aides, personal care assistants, registered nurse visits and multidisciplinary therapies for residents of Westchester & Putnam who require assistance to remain at home. “We offer a geriatric care management service, VNA CaringLink, which provides a full assessment and recommended care program for seniors, clients of elder lawyers and families living too far to manage the needs of an elder relative themselves,” says Charlotte Smith, vice president of VNA HHS. “There are so many options available to the individual, that the task can be overwhelming; we help streamline the process.” Committed to quality and service, VNA HHS recently reimplemented a home aide training program, approved by the NY State Department of Health, to increase the number of qualified aides in the area. For individuals who reside in areas with limited access to public transportation, vans supplied by VNA HHS can transport aides to homes. When you or a loved one need assistance to remain in the comfort of your own home, let VNA HHS help you. As a member of the Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley family of organizations, we have over 112 years of experience and resources to offer.

914-666-7079 | www.vnahv.org

vna home health services AssistLiv_WCH_0410FINAL.indd 47

3/18/10 11:33:08 AM


{ life is good } S P E C I A L A DV E RT I S I N G S E C T I O N

Excellence in Home Health Care s k i l l e d n u r s i n g ca r e in the c o m f o rt o f yo u r h o m e Founded in

in-home mental health care

lymphatic therapy

orthopedic services

telehealth monitoring

1901, Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester (VNSW) is a community-based, not-for-profit, Medicare-certified home health care agency serving Westchester residents of all ages. VNSW provides skilled nursing care, physical, occupational and speech therapy, home health aide services, medical social work services and community health education programs. Additionally, the agency’s home-centric specialty programs include Medical Surgical Care, Cardiac Disease Management, TeleHealth Monitoring, Pain Management & Palliative Care, Orthopedic Services, Dysphagia (Swallowing Disorders) Rehabilitation, Mental Health Care, Lymphatic Therapy, Advanced Wound & Ostomy Care and Smoking Cessation. VNSW meets the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) National Standards of Excellence for home care, and was awarded 2009 HomeCare Elite status as one of the top-performing agencies in the U.S.

360 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains | 914.682.1480 | info@vns.org | www.vns.org

visiting nurse services in westchester (vnsw)

One day, you may need to know the senior living options in your area. Don’t wait until that day comes. Educate yourself today with Westchester County’s premier online destination for the very best in senior living options.

PRESENTS YOUR ONLINE GUIDE TO

YOUR GUIDE TO

SENIOR LIVING

• Check out the area’s finest facilities • Take a tour of their operations and meet their staffs • Explore your options before the time for a decision comes

INDEPENDENT COMMUNITIES • ASSISTED LIVING NURSING HOMES • CONTINUING CARE • HOME CARE

www.WestchesterHealthandLife.com/SeniorLiving AssistLiv_WCH_0410REV1.indd 48

3/18/10 1:07:36 PM


YO U R R E L A X AT I O N D E S T I N AT I O N Oceanfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center Spectacular Seaside Wedding Receptions

The Grand Hotel C A P E

M AY

tel (800) 257 8550 • GrandHotelCapeMay.com

10-GH-075 Westchester 7.325x5.indd 1

3/5/10 12:49 PM

ENTER TO WIN! VISIT

WestchesterHealthandLife.com/CONTEST ENTER TO WIN A

A G O UR M ET

gift basket

VALUED AT APPROXIMATELY $50!

OPEN TO WESTCHESTER COUNTY RESIDENTS AGE 18 AND OLDER. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAY 3, 2010.

049_WCHL_APR10.indd 49

3/17/10 5:01:44 PM


Gourmet_WST_210_v3.jcREV

3/16/10

6:10 PM

Page 64

Westchester GOURMET

by Jennifer Cenicola

Rockin’ Moroccan

• Private parties accommodated

50

/

APRIL 2010

• Major credit cards accepted

CHRISTOPHER BARTH

not disappoint. It was by far the highlight of our starters. The Moroccan seafood stew—a riot of mussel and clam shells, plus shrimp and calamari— was also lovely. All were wellprepared, and the tomato-y broth had a pleasant zip. Less successful were four slices of eggplant, lightly fried and topped with Asiago cheese, which desperately needed salt to tease out the flavors. Happily, the first of our entrées, the lamb shank, echoed the qualities we loved in the duck. The meat was excellent, literally dropping from the bone. But it was the unexpected sweetness that provided the “wow,” thanks to a light jus flavored with apples, prunes, I LOVE A TOUCH OF THE EXOTIC. PERHAPS IT’S ginger, honey and cilantro, among other flavors. my deep-seeded longing to explore far-off lands, but take We were excited by the arrival of the vegetable me out of my usual suburban realm, and I’m in heaven. tangine, served in the adorable traditional clay pot. Inside So my heart did a happy little leap when I stepped rested a stew of potatoes, carrots, peppers and other veggies. inside the flickering oasis that is Mamoneck’s Zitoune Alas, it needed ... something. We stirred in some salt, as well Moroccan Cuisine. Dimly lit and with a tented ceiling, the as our side of buttery couscous, both of which helped. space was romantic and filled with exotic touches: pillars We took a few minutes to finish our wine and covered in colorful Moorish mosaics; small, shining watch the shimmying of a belly dancer before we ponMoroccan lanterns (a giant one hung from the ceiling); dered dessert. The star of our selections was the raibi— cushy nooks strewn with bright pillows; a futon in the a decadent nearly custard-like back, where diners sat atop flooryogurt with nuts and fruits heaped level cushions, sipping cocktails. ZITOUNE at the bottom. Conversely, a crepe My companion and I eyed 1127 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck; filled with bright berries and our menu options with equal glee, 914-835-8350; www.zitounerestaurant.com dipped in spiced honey was fresh intrigued by the mix of familiar Hours and slightly tart—certainly tasty, and foreign. Take, for instance, the Lunch: Tuesday through Saturday, but less swoon-worthy than the outstanding duck b’steeya: The 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. yogurt. Small cups of Moroccan ingredients were all ones we knew Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday through Thursday, coffee (strong, spiced and deliwell, but the combination was a 5–10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, cious) and Moroccan tea (green, delightful surprise. Perfectly ten5 p.m.–midnight with mint and honey) hit the spot. der braised duck was stuffed inside Brunch: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. All told, we spent nearly a pocket of flaky phyllo dough, What you should know three hours in this buzzing sanctopped with cinnamon and dusted • Entrées range from $8.50 to $26 tuary, nibbling our way through its with powdered sugar. It smelled • $55 tasting menu for two available; $15.95 inventive delights. It’s an experiamazing when it arrived with our prix fixe offered 5–7 p.m. ence we highly recommend. ■ other appetizers, and its flavor did • Full bar


April 2010

(l to r) Wayne Brown, IHOP Franchise Business Consultant; Dr. Michael Gewitz, Physician-in-Chief, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center; IHOP President Jean Birch; Westchester Medical Center Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Gary Brudnicki.

IHOP Leaders Visit Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center On February 22, Jean Birch, President of International House of Pancakes (IHOP), cooked and served pancakes to young patients and their families. Ms. Birch donned an apron and wielded a spatula for children that could not visit an IHOP on National Pancake Day due to their treatment stay at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. As she “dished out” IHOP’s signature food in the “kitchen” of the replica

firehouse in the Heroes Neighborhood lounge, Birch demonstrated for kids and their parents how to make the perfect pancake at home. IHOP restaurants celebrated National Pancake Day on February 23, a day on which the chain offers each guest a free, short stack of pancakes and invites them to make a donation to Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, the advanced care pediatric facility for New York’s Hudson Valley, is a member of the Children’s Miracle Network.

When you Wish Upon a Star Gabrielle Grimaldi Belletieri, Art Therapist at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center poses in front of two paintings created in the hospital’s art studio by pediatric patients. The pieces were auctioned off during the “When You Wish Upon a Star…” fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital’s Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department.

WMC_News_FP_0410final.indd 1

Q& A

in the news

with H u a n - S u e Z ho u , M . D

Westchester Medical Center

Huan-Sue Zhou, M.D., Urogynecologist, Advanced OB/GYN Associates at Westchester Medical Center

Don’t Let Bladder Control Problems Control You Q | What causes bladder control problems? A | The pelvic floor supports the bladder and reproductive organs. Normally, as the bladder stores urine, the muscles of the pelvic floor contract to contain the bladder and hold the urine without leaking. But bladder-control problems can occur if pelvic floor muscles are weakened by pregnancy, childbirth, reduced estrogen, diabetes or a neurological disease.

Q | Is urinary incontinence or an overactive bladder an inevitable consequence of aging for women? A | No, it’s not. There are several treatments today that can improve a woman’s quality of life significantly.

Q | What types of treatments are available for women with bladder problems? A | Bladder problems are challenging to treat because the bladder is a dynamic organ that is used many times a day. Advanced OB/GYN Associates at Westchester Medical Center offers newer treatments with excellent results. For example, botox can be injected into the bladder to paralyze and calm an overactive bladder. Some women find relief from a device called a sacral neuromodulator, which is implanted low in the back and acts as a pacemaker to calm an overactive bladder. Other patients choose surgery to treat their bladder problems. Minimally invasive techniques, either vaginally or laparoscopically through small incisions in the abdomen, have made these operations easier and lead to a quicker recovery. To learn more about treatments for bladder problems, listen to Dr. Zhou’s podcast at www.WorldClassMedicine.com/ZhouPodcast.

3/18/10 9:34:23 AM


WTE_WST_0210_v3.jc

3/13/10

9:07 AM

Page 46

where TO EAT

If you’ve got a craving, there’s a dining establishment in Westchester County (or nearby) that will satisfy it. Tur n to this listing next time you want a wonderful meal out.

ARMONK

IRVINGTON-ON-HUDSON

Division St., Peekskill • 914-739-6380

OPUS 465 Contemporary cuisine in an

RED HAT ON THE RIVER Upscale eatery

ZEPHS’ Global soul food. • 638 Central

unpretentious environment. • 465 Main St., Armonk • 914-273-4676

featuring contemporary American cuisine. • 1 Bridge St., Irvington-on-Hudson • 914-591-5888

Avenue, Peekskill • 914-736-2159

BEDFORD BISTRO TWENTY-TWO Romantic setting for

French bistro fare. • 391 Old Post Rd. (Rt. 22), Bedford • 914-234-7333

LARCHMONT

PORT CHESTER F.I.S.H. Mediterranean take on seafood. • 102

Fox Island Rd., Port Chester • 914-939-4227

PLATES New American menu with Italian,

French and Asian accents. • 121 Myrtle Blvd., Larchmont • 914-834-1244

THE WILLETT HOUSE Fine steakhouse • 20 Willett Ave., Port Chester • 914- 939-7500

MAMARONECK

RYE

LE PROVENCAL BISTRO French fare with

LA PANETIÈRE Contemporary French cuisine. • 530 Milton Rd., Rye • 914-967-8140

BRIARCLIFF MANOR GUADALAJARA Festive Mexican including

favorites like fajitas. • 2 Union St., Briarcliff Manor • 914-944-4380 TERRA RUSTICA Classic Italian with salads,

flair. • 436 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck • 914-777-2324

pastas and seafood. • 550 N. State Rd., Briarcliff Manor • 914-923-8300

ZITOUNE Festive Moroccan eatery. • 1127 W.

C H A P PA Q U A

M I L LW O O D

CRABTREE’S KITTLE HOUSE An award-

SPACCARELLI’S RISTORANTE

winning wine cellar complements American fare. • 11 Kittle Rd. (off Rt. 117), Chappaqua • 914-666-8044

Neighborhood eatery emphasizing Abruzzese cuisine. • 238 Saw Mill River Rd., Millwood • 914-941-0105

WHITBY CASTLE American cuisine. • 330 Boston Post Rd., Rye • 914-777-2053

Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck • 914-835-8350

SCARSDALE MERITAGE New American cuisine in a chic

Manhattan-style setting. • 1505 Weaver St., Scarsdale • 914-472-8484

SLEEPY HOLLOW

DON EMILIO’S AT LOBO’S CAFÉ Vibrant, upscale Mexican eatery. • 57-59 King St., Chappaqua • 914-238-2368

WASABI Relaxed atmosphere serving sushi,

CORTLANDT MANOR

SOUTH SALEM

MONTEVERDE Fine Continental menu with a view of the Hudson River. • 28 Bear Mountain Bridge Rd., Cortlandt Manor • 914-739-5000

LE CHÂTEAU Classic French dishes in a Tudor mansion built by J.P. Morgan. • Rts. 35 and 123, South Salem • 914-533-6631

sashimi and hot dishes. • 279 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow • 914-332-7788

TA R R Y T O W N C R O T O N FA L L S PRIMAVERA Regional Italian cuisine. Try the

MOHEGAN LAKE

jumbo shrimp parmigiana or grilled Scottish salmon. • 595 Rt. 22, Croton Falls • 914-277-4580

BELLA VITA Italian spot known for home-

CROTON-ON-HUDSON OCEAN HOUSE New England–style seashore

fare including steamers, grilled wild salmon and fried clams. • 49 N. Riverside Ave., Croton-on-Hudson • 914-271-0702

DOBBS FERRY

made pumpkin ravioli. • 1744 E. Main St., Mohegan Lake • 914-528-8233

SWEET GRASS GRILL Creative local fare. • 24

NEW ROCHELLE

THORNWOOD

CITY CHOW HOUSE Asian-Latin fusion

ABIS JAPANESE RESTAURANT Traditional Japanese cuisine plus steakhouse hibachi. • 14 Marble Ave., Thornwood • 914-741-5100

cuisine in a modern setting. • 1 Radisson Plaza, New Rochelle • 914-576-4141 SPADARO Inspired Italian cuisine. • 211 East

Main Street, New Rochelle • 914-235-4595

TOMATILLO Authentic Mexican fare featuring

in-season local ingredients. • 13 Cedar St., Dobbs Ferry • 914-478-2300

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON HARVEST-ON-HUDSON Mediterranean cuisine, with river views. • 1 River St., Hastings-on-Hudson • 914-478-2800

IRVINGTON FLIRT SUSHI LOUNGE Japanese eatery

known for provocatively named sushi rolls. • 4 W. Main St., Irvington • 866-933-5478

52

/

APRIL 2010

EQUUS RESTAURANT French fare served at Castle on the Hudson. • 400 Benedict Ave., Tarrytown • 914-631-3646

W. Main St., Tarrytown • 914-631-0000

JOHNNY’S BAR & GRILL A variety of American favorites. • 665 Commerce St., Thornwood • 914-773-5982

NORTH SALEM JOHN-MICHAEL’S AT PURDY’S HOMESTEAD Inspired modern fare set in a

Colonial home. • 100 Titicus Rd., North Salem • 914-277-2301 VOX French bistro serving eclectic fare from foie gras to burgers. • 721 Titicus Rd., North Salem • 914-669-5450

PEEKSKILL DIVISION STREET GRILL Food with a contemporary American flair. • 26 N.

TUCKAHOE AN AMERICAN BISTRO Bright eatery featuring quesadillas, lamb and chicken. • 296 Columbus Ave., Tuckahoe • 914-793-0807

WEST HARRISON AQUARIO Brazilian and Portuguese cuisine specializing in seafood. • 141 E. Lake St., West Harrison • 914-287-0220

WHITE PLAINS BLUE Asian-influenced American fare


featuring osso bucco. • 99 Church St., White Plains • 914-220-0000 MORTON’S, THE STEAKHOUSE Chicago-

based steakhouse. • 9 Maple Ave., White Plains • 914-683-6101 ZANARO’S Authentic Italian cusine. • 1 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains • 914- 397-9400

YONKERS ZUPPA RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

Innovative Italian with homemade pasta. • 59 Main St., Yonkers • 914-376-6500 ■

WHERE TO EAT BY CUISINE

®

medical

AMERICAN: An American Bistro, Tuckahoe

cabinetry

• Crabtree’s Kittle House, Chappaqua •

Division Street Grill, Peekskill • JohnMichael’s at Purdy’s Homestead, North Salem • Johnny’s Bar & Grill, Thornwood • Meritage, Scarsdale • Morton’s, The Steakhouse, White Plains • Ocean House, Croton-on-Hudson • The Olde Stone Mill, Tuckahoe • Red Hat on the River, Irvington-on-Hudson • Sweet Grass Grill, Tarrytown • Whitby Castle, Rye • The Willett House, Port Chester

Whysmart dokids

fail? Y

ASIAN: Abis, Mamaroneck and Thornwood • Flirt Sushi Lounge, Irvington • Wasabi, Sleepy Hollow

CONTINENTAL: Monteverde, Cortlandt Manor • Opus 465, Armon

our child may be smarter than his or her grades show. Our certified teachers help children of all ages overcome frustration and failure, and realize their potential. Our testing pinpoints your child’s strengths and weaknesses. We tutor in reading, writing, math, study skills, spelling, phonics, and SAT/ACT/PSAT prep. Since 1977, we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of kids do better in school. Call Huntington today and let us help your child break the failure chain. Your child can learn.

FRENCH: Bistro Twenty-Two, Bedford •

Equus Restaurant, Tarrytown ��� La Panetière, Rye • Le Château, South Salem • Le Provencal Bistro, Mamaroneck • Vox, North Salem ITALIAN: Bella Vita, Mohegan Lake •

Primavera, Croton Falls • Spaccarelli’s Ristorante, Millwood • Spadaro, New Rochelle • Terra Rustica, Briarcliff Manor • Zanaro’s, White Plains • Zuppa Restaurant & Lounge, Yonkers MEDITERRANEAN: f.i.s.h., Port Chester •

Harvest-on-Hudson, Hastings-on-Hudson MEXICAN: Don Emilio’s at Lobo’s Café,

Chappaqua • Guadalajara, Briarcliff Manor

1-800 CAN LEARN

• Tomatillo, Dobbs Ferry

®

• Blue, White Plains • City Chow House, New Rochelle • Plates, Larchmont • Zephs’, Peekskill • Zitoune, Mamaroneck

053_WCHL_APR10.indd 53

SKNJ1024R

MULTI-ETHNIC: Aquario, West Harrison

Englewood 201-871-2211

Ridgewood 201-447-1200

Westwood 201-664-2000

Accredited by Middle States. Independently owned and operated. ©2010 Huntington Mark, LLC.

3/18/10 11:27:56 AM


Save up to $2,500 INSTANTLY! $1,000 off

$1,000 off

THE PURCHASE OF ANY

THE PURCHASE OF ANY

FULL-SIZE BUILT-IN, INTEGRATED or PRO 48 REFRIGERATOR and ANY SIZE RANGE (GAS OR DUAL FUEL)

SAVE AN ADDITIONAL

OR

FULL-SIZE BUILT-IN, INTEGRATED or PRO 48 REFRIGERATOR and A WALL OVEN plus RANGE TOP OR COOK TOP

+

$1,500

WHEN YOU PURCHASE UP TO SIX ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS ($250 FOR EACH UNIT PURCHASED)

“Where you make the difference” 951 EAST 233RD STREET | BRONX, NEW YORK Bronx River Parkway to East 233rd Street (Store is less than 1 mile on left) SHOWROOM.

718-324-5252 |

EMAIL.

jkapnick@appliancesalesrus.com

OFFER VALID MARCH 1ST, 2010 THRU SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2010 | SAVINGS WILL BE INSTANT TO THE CUSTOMER—NO WAITING FOR REBATES IN THE MAIL ALL APPLIANCES MUST BE PURCHASED AT THE SAME TIME AND APPEAR ON THE SAME BILL OF SALE A LIST OF SALES MADE WITHIN THE PROMOTIONAL PERIOD BUT NOT DELIVERED BY EXPIRATION OF PROGRAM (9/30/10) MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 8TH, 2010 TO RECEIVE CREDIT ALL DELIVERIES MUST BE MADE BY DECEMBER 31, 2010 TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CREDIT | PROGRAM EXCLUDES THE SUB-ZERO 600 SERIES AND WOLF MICROWAVE PRODUCT

054_WCHL_APR10.indd 54

3/18/10 11:28:12 AM


S P E C I A L A DV E RT I S I N G S E C T I O N

home design GuiDE

the economy may have affected your plans to remodel, upgrade, and spruce up your home, but there is a silver lining. The good news is that home design services and manufacturers understand and appreciate your needs. The time has never been better to talk to home design experts about your project—chances are you’ll be happily surprised that they will more than welcome and honor your budget. M A R I LY N Z E L I N S K Y- S YA R T O

HmDesign_SS_0410final.indd 55

3/17/10 4:20:45 PM


Ella’s Design Studio

Appliance Connection Appliance Connection is one of the most premiere dealers of designer and professional appliances in the Tri-State area. You’ll find ultra-premium brands, such as Sub-Zero, Wolf, Miele, Bosch, Liebheer, Monogram, plus much more. Appliance Connection is truly a needle-in-the-haystack company ready to serve all of your appliance needs and they’ll stand by you through the entire process. You’ll be satisfied before,

S P E C I A L A DV E RT I S I N G S E C T I O N

{ Home Design Guide }

White Plains Welcomes

during, and after the sale. Its Bronx location has terrific displays and a fully-knowledgeable staff that looks forward to making sure your appliance experience is a seamless and rewarding one to remember. 951 E. 233rd Street | Bronx 718-324-5252 | www.appliancesalesrus.com

Canfin Gallery Canfin Gallery, founded in 2005 in Tarrytown, has been voted the “Best Art Gallery in Westchester” by the readers of Westchester Magazine for the

Ella’s Design Studio

past four years. It is the place to go for individuals

490 MAMARONECK AVENUE • WHITE PLAINS, NY 10605 914-358-9133 • www.ellasdesignstudio.com

Canfin Gallery are created by distinguished artists

OPENING THIS SPRING!

wishing to enhance their home or offices with original contemporary art. Varied in media and style, yet united by color, texture and an over-riding sense of joy, the paintings and sculptures exhibited at from all over the world. Discover how Jean-Claude Canfin is committed to making high-quality art accessible and affordable. 39 Main Street | Tarrytown 914-332-4554 | www.CanfinGallery.com

The Caravan Connection For three decades, The Caravan Connection has garnered awards for its sales and service of hand-knotted new and antique oriental carpets. Mike McRee, the owner (along with his wife), says that bolder coloring has given way to softer, more transitional looks in many fine-quality oriental rugs. “There is a demand for traditional designs with contemporary, cleaner more neutral colors such as beige, brown and lighter blues.” He also notes that modern designs with “green” materials are popular. Of course, the company also sells the most decorative older carpets such as Oushaks, Serapis, and Sultanabads. The Caravan Connection provides award-winning cleaning and repair which is all performed at their Bedford Hills location. 14 Main Street | Bedford Hills 914-666-0227 | www.caravanconnection.com

Carpet Trends What’s in style today? Saving money! And that’s just what you can do at Carpet Trends in Rye. Check out their in-stock remnants for great deals. But if you can’t decide on one of their fabulous styles and colors, ask one of their knowledgeable salespeople about specials that are available from the manufacturers that can potentially save you up to 75 percent. And, while you are there, be sure to check out their new collection of hand- stenciled animal skins. 5 Smith Street | Rye 914-967-5188 | www.carpettrends.com

HmDesign_SS_0410final.indd 56

3/17/10 4:20:50 PM


S P E C I A L A DV E RT I S I N G S E C T I O N

{ Home Design Guide }

COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL SALES • CLEANING • SER VICE

CARPET TRENDS 5 SMITH STREET, RYE, NY 10580

info@carpetrends.com

914-967-5188 w w w.carpetrends.com 801 East Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY

914.381.0908 www.laneradecorating.com

CarpetTrends1-2V0608final.indd 1 HmDesign_SS_0410final.indd 61

5/7/08 1:50:19 PM 3/17/10 4:20:57 PM


{ Home Design Guide } S P E C I A L A DV E RT I S I N G S E C T I O N

Hand-Knotted Antique and New Oriental Rugs, Custom Tibetan Carpets. Cleaning, Appraisals and Repair Services Available. Mike and Mary Lynn McRee 14 Main Street, Bedford Hills, New York 10507 |

(914) 666-0227

Carpet World of Westchester

|

www.caravanconnection.com

budget. They invite designers and general public to come in to the area’s

For over 15 years, the professionals at Carpet World of Westchester have

most comfortable, bright, and approachable space to experience the

serviced the area’s discriminating clientele with a customer service-

large library of fabrics, trims, wallpapers, Hunter Douglas products, and

oriented sales staff and expert in-house installers. Charlie DeGregoria,

their on-site workroom. Take a break at Ella’s Café where clients can have

co-owner of Carpet World, and his partners, have between them over 75

complimentary gourmet refreshments while browsing for fresh and hip

years of solid experience in the flooring industry. Because of their success

accessories and gifts.

in Westchester, Carpet World recently expanded with two new locations in

490 Mamaroneck Avenue | at the corner of Shapham Place | White Plains

Wayne and Greenbrook, New Jersey. Carpet World also announces that

914-358-9133 | www.ellasdesignstudio.com

it’s holding prices at 2009 levels. 140 Midland Avenue | Port Chester | 914-690-0424

Four Seasons/Suburban Sunrooms, Inc.

53 Tarrytown Road | White Plains | 914-328-3276

Four Seasons/Suburban Sunrooms, Inc. has built over 2000 glass

www.carpetworldofwestchester.com

enclosures in the Hudson Valley in the last 28 years. We specialize in all aspects of glazed enclosures ranging from simple patio rooms to large-

Consolidated Plumbing Supply

scale pool enclosures and kitchen/dining room extensions. All installations

Contemporary looks are back in style for kitchen and bath, says Brian

are done by in-house tradesmen. We are fully licensed, insured, and lead-

Reichenbach of Consolidated Plumbing Supply, Westchester’s oldest

safety certified. Contact us to setup a free in-home design consultation or

Kohler distributor since 1928. “Kohler’s new hands-free faucet, Karbon, is

stop by our showroom to see four full-sized sunroom displays. Feel free to

a contemporary design which articulates with five pivoting joints for a full

email us at SuburbanSunrooms@aol.com.

range of motion that precisely positions the spout without holding it,” he

83 East Main Street (Rte. 119) | Elmsford

says. “We expect that fixture to be hot for us.” In addition, Reichenbach

914-592-7455 | SSR.FourSeasonsSunrooms.com

says Kohler’s Fountainhead Vibracoustic Bath is a multi-sensory bath which integrates water, light, and vibration that envelopes the bather in a

Grande Central Showroom

total relaxing bath environment.

Grande Central Showrooms, a division of Central Plumbing Specialties,

121 Stevens Avenue | Mount Vernon

now has four beautifully appointed showrooms, each with an unrivaled

914-668-3124 | www.consolidatedplumbingsupply.com

selection of products from around the world. The Yonkers Showroom,

Ella’s Design Studio

Westchester’s largest stocking distributor of American Standard, also features prominent manufactures such as Porcher, Robern, Grohe,

Three welcoming and familiar faces of Westchester’s interior design

Hansgrohe, Franke, and many more, plus walls of faucets to dazzle the

community are together again when Ella’s Design Studio opens late

eye. Grande Central Showroom on 56th Street, the newest Manhattan

spring. Ellyn Weisfelner, Elaine Uy, and Andrea Ayala, together have over

destination, features products from designers such as Phillip Stark, Sieger

four decades of experience, so they know how to work magic within any

Designs, Ross Lovegrove, and Norman Foster, plus Dura-vit, Lacava,

HmDesign_SS_0410final.indd 58

3/17/10 4:20:54 PM


S P E C I A L A DV E RT I S I N G S E C T I O N

seeing and hearing like never before

{ Home Design Guide } Plasma & LCD HDTVs • Blu-ray Players • Movie Theaters • Custom Installation • Home Theatre & Whole House Audio Systems

Value Electronics one good idea after another Let us build you a movie theater!

Call us or stop by our showroom for the latest in high definition televisions and home theater systems.

108 GARTH ROAD | SCARSDALE, NY | 914.723.3344 | ValueElectronics.com

HmDesign_SS_0410final.indd 57

3/17/10 4:20:52 PM


{ Home Design Guide } S P E C I A L A DV E RT I S I N G S E C T I O N

CARPET

WORLD

ALSO FEATURING

The Latest in Wood Flooring One of the largest selections of exotic wood in Westchester & the most up to date laminate flooring collection available

140 MIDLAND AVENUE | PORT CHESTER, NY

914-690-0424 53 TARRYTOWN ROAD | WHITE PLAINS, NY

914-328-3276 www.carpetworldofwestchester.com carpetworld140@optimum.net

Bissonnet, Grohe, Julien, Zucchetti, Villeroy & Boch, KWC, and many more. Designers, decorators and the general public are welcome. 550 Saw Mill River Road | Yonkers | 914-968-9200 1254 Park Avenue | New York | 212-876-0100 141 East 56th Street | New York | 212-588-1997 19 Bond Street | New York | 212-777-7984 www.centralplumbingspec.com

Lanera Decorating Nothing finishes a room more beautifully than well-upholstered furnishings and well-appointed window treatments. For over 40 years, Lanera Decorating, a full service and family-owned design firm, has specialized in custom drapery, upholstery and reupholstery, wall and floor coverings, bedding, and more, and they are able to do so with perfection at theire on premise workroom. A full fabric library and on-staff interior designers make this a one-stop decorating destination. Lanera is also a Hunter Douglas Centurion dealer. 801. E. Boston Post Road | Mamaroneck

TransFORM At TransFORM we create custom cabinetry for your home or office. TransFORM provides skilled professionals to design your project with options for every budget. Choose from a wide variety of materials and finishes with Eco-friendly options. TransFORM manufactures our products locally to maintain the highest quality and fast delivery times. Our team of professionals provides expert installation and we guarantee workmanship and quality. 20 Jones Street | New Rochelle | 914-500-1000 230 Fifth Avenue | New York | 212-584-9580 ABC Carpet and Home 1055 Bronx River Avenue | Bronx 914-500-1030 | www.gotransform.com

Value Electronics Everything but the popcorn is here if you’re looking to re-create a full-blown movie experience and ambiance with a state-of-

914-381-0908 | www.laneradecorating.com

the-art home theater, complete with theater seating, fixed or

The Royal Closet

lighting. Visit our showroom to see the latest home-entertainment

motorized recessed screens, projector, surround-sound audio, and

Did you ever wish you had more closet space or could alleviate the

technology and innovative custom work on display. Since 1997, Value

morning mad dash to find something to wear? The Royal Closet will show

Electronics has been selling and custom-installing high-definition

you that organization is not impossible or expensive. The Royal Closet has

televisions, home-theater systems and whole-house distributed

helped homeowners maximize space by designing simple and elegant

audio systems. Remotes can be custom-programmed for ease of

closets, home offices, pantries, mudrooms, entertainment centers, and

use, from universal remote controls to Crestron whole-house control

garages since 1989. They’ve been recognized for their innovative designs

systems. Expect the highest level of customer support and service

and superior craftsmanship, and they manufacture right on premises. Call

from a team of highly trained audio/visual senior technicians who

for a complimentary in-home consultation.

specialize in creative solutions.

6-B Muller Industrial Park | Norwalk, CT

108 Garth Road | Scarsdale

203-847-4179 | www.royalcloset.com

914-723-3344 | www.valueelectronics.com

HmDesign_SS_0410final.indd 60

3/17/10 4:20:55 PM


S P E C I A L A DV E RT I S I N G S E C T I O N

{ Home Design Guide }

3/17/10 4:20:54 PM

HmDesign_SS_0410final.indd 59


BeThere_WST_210_v3.jc

3/13/10

9:09 AM

Page 70

Be THERE

BERNIE WILLIAMS April 23—See Grammynominated Yankee great

APRIL

and his band perform their Latin-flavored jazz, 8 p.m.

April 2 through 11—Scope out

at Tarrytown Music Hall in

the hottest new cars at the NEW

Tarrytown. Tickets: $45 to

YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW at the Jacob Javits Center

in Manhattan, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $14 for adults; $4 for children. Call 1-800-282-3336 or visit www.auto showny.com for more information. April 17—Do good for the planet at an EARTH DAY SHORE CLEAN-UP, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Croton Point Nature Center in Croton-on-Hudson. Gloves and trash bags provided; refreshments will be served. Call 914-862-5297 or visit parks.westchestergov.com for more information.

$150. Call 1-877-8400457 or visit www.tarry townmusichall.org for more information.

FREE

April 17—Enjoy good, clean

family fun with THE DIRTY SOCK FUNTIME BAND (nominated for Best Kids’ Band by Time Out New York Kids), Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck. Tickets: $18 for adults, $13 for children. Call 914698-0098 or visit www.emelin.org for more information. FREE

April 24—Let the little ones

explore nature with AMPHIBIANS FOR KIDS, 1 p.m. at the Ward

Pound Ridge Reservation’s Trailside Nature Museum in Cross River. (Waterproof boots are recommended). Call 914-864-7323 or visit parks.westchestergov.com for more information. April 25—Celebrate ASTRONOMY DAY under the planetarium

stars at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, featuring performances, star shows and hands-on activities, 62

/

APRIL 2010

Sunday at 2:30 p.m. FREE with museum admission ($5 for adults, $3 for seniors and children). Call 914-963-4550 or visit www.hrm.org for more information.

995-4050 or visit www.ny shows.org for more information. May 15—Don’t miss the WESTCHESTER PHILHARMONIC’S SEASON FINALE, a performance

April 30 through May 2—

Browse a bounty of jewelry, décor, art and more at SPRING CRAFTS AT LYNDHURST, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown. Admission: $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $4 for kids 6 to 16, FREE for those under 6. Call 914631-4481 or visit www.craftsatlynd hurst.com for more information.

M AY

of Beethoven’s Third Symphony, 8 p.m. at The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College. Tickets: $25 to $85. Call 914-6823707 or visit www.westchester phil.org for more information. May 16—Bring the kids to see

PBS’s Between the Lions puppeteer Peter Linz at PUPPET FAMILY DAY, noon to 4 p.m. at Katonah Museum of Art. Admission: $15 per family. Call 914-232-9555 or visit www.kat onahmuseum.org for information. ■

May 14 through 16—Catch

autographs or score a deal at the

SEND EVENT LISTINGS TO:

BASEBALL CARD SHOW at the

Westchester Health & Life, 110 Summit

Westchester County Center in White Plains, Friday 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $7 for adults per day, FREE for children under 12. Call 914-

Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645; fax 201782-5319; e-mail editor@wainscot media.com. Listings must be received four months in advance of the event and must include a phone number that will be published.


WhatsHap_WST_210.v5.jc

3/16/10

12:29 PM

Page 50

What’s HAPPENING

at W e s t c h e s t e r M e d i c a l C e n t e r

SUPPORT GROUPS For more information, visit www.worldclassmedicine.com.

■ Hepatitis

Saturday, April 17. Now in its 15th year, the 100.7

C Support Group

Meets every other Wednesday, 6–8 p.m., in the Cedarwood Hall conference room on the first floor. Call 914-493-7641 to learn more. ■

Living With Multiple Sclerosis

For information, call the Behavioral Health Center Outpatient Department at 914-493-2621. ■

Stroke Support Group

Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, 6–7:30 p.m. Call 914-493-1573 to find out more. ■

Weight-Loss Surgery Support Group

Meets twice monthly at 6 p.m. at the Medical Arts Atrium, 19 Bradhurst Avenue, Suite 1700, Hawthorne. LEARNING FOR LIFE Learning for Life is Westchester’s series of free educational seminars. To find out more or to register, visit www. worldclassmedicine.com or call 1-877-WMC-DOCS. APRIL ■

Weight-Loss Surgery Seminar

Thursdays, April 1 and 15, 4:30 p.m. If you are over-

SPECIAL EVENTS 100.7 WHUD Kids’ Fair

WHUD Kids’ Fair unites thousands of families for a day of fun and education. Besides educational displays, games and interactive exhibits, the fair also features a live radio broadcast and much more, for toddlers to preteens. Listen to 100.7 WHUD for more information. ■

“Go the Distance”

Sunday, April 18. Join us for a walk and family fun day

to benefit pediatric programs and services at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Let’s all continue to fulfill Maria’s wish “for the health and well-being of all the children of the world.” To learn more, call 914-493-2575. ■

31st Annual Westchester Medical Center Gala

Saturday, June 5. Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. For more

information, please call the Westchester Medical Center Foundation at 914-493-2575. ■

9th Annual Westchester Medical Center Biathlon

Sunday, June 27. Macy Oval, Westchester Medical Center

Campus. Are you ready to run 2 miles, bike 15 miles and run 2 miles? You can compete alone or as a team in this New York Triathlon Club–sanctioned event. To register go to www.NYTRI.org. For information on sponsorship opportunities or to volunteer, please call 914-493-2575.

weight, you may be a candidate for bariatric (weight-loss) surgery. Join expert bariatric surgeons for a presentation on the latest minimally invasive weight-loss procedures. M AY ■ “Latest Advances in the Medical and Surgical Treatment of Stroke”

Wednesday, May 12, 6 p.m. Stroke is the No. 3 cause of

death in the United States, just behind heart disease and cancer. Learn about the acute medical treatment of stroke, including clot-busting drugs and preventive treatments such as anticoagulants or antiplatelet agents and the latest surgical treatments, including aneurysm repair and treatment of hemorrhagic stroke. ■

Kidney Transplant Seminar

Sunday, May 16, 1 p.m. If you or a loved one are suffer-

ing from a chronic disease that may lead to kidney failure, we invite you to join members of our renowned renal transplant team, including physicians, nurses, transplant coordinators, social workers and dieticians, for an informative presentation given from both a patient and donor perspective. ■

Weight-Loss Surgery Seminar

SHUTTERSTOCK

Tuesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 27, 4:30 p.m. If you

are overweight, you may be a candidate for bariatric (weight-loss) surgery. Join expert bariatric surgeons for a presentation on the latest minimally invasive weightloss procedures. WESTCHESTER

H E A LT H & L I F E

/

63


Faces_WST_0210_REV

faces of

3/16/10

6:09 PM

Page 64

WESTCHESTER

A dip with some nip Forget the shovels—a few hearty souls celebrated February’s arrival with a quick swim at “Take the Plunge for Cystic Fibrosis,” sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Greater New York Chapter, Westchester.

SARAH SIMONIS

64

/

APRIL 2010


C3_WCHL_APR10.indd c3

3/18/10 11:28:56 AM


custom

C4_WCHL_APR10.indd 2

cabinetry

3/18/10 12:44:53 PM


Westchester Health & Life April 2010