January 2018 Issue
Alameda Center: A Caring Presence In Our Community!
Dr. Jorge Gonzalez Gomez, Director of the Hispanic Program at Alameda Center, was at the Jankowski Community Center in Perth Amboy to measure blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and for diabetes screening - referring people with results outside normal ranges to their primary care physician for follow up. 

If you have a Community Group that wishes to be visited for free screening and health related lectures, contact Dr. Gonzalez Gomez at jgonzalez@alamedacenter.com

In Honor of National Activity Professionals Week:
Our outstanding Activities Team enjoyed a delectable lunch compliments of Alameda's administration!

Welcoming Pinni Friedman to Alameda Center!

We are delighted to introduce Pinni Friedman as our new Administrator - and excited about his aim to elevate our outstanding patient & resident care to new heights. 

A healthcare professional since 2010, Pinni holds an LNHA License in the states of New Jersey and New York and brings to Alameda a successful track record of transforming his workplace into a 5-Star healthcare facility and achieving Deficiency-Free Surveys for two consecutive years. 

We are confident that Pinni's diligence in clinical excellence and the team-building skills that led him to these achievements, are a great match for Alameda's dedicated staff.
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Alameda's Latest Success Story!

A simple everyday chore should not be a big deal. However, when I stood on a chair to fix my window shade and fell, I realized I was seriously hurt. I was rushed to RWJ University Hospital with a broken hip and, after surgery, they sent me to Alameda Center. Of all the help the hospital gave me - this was the best thing they did for me! 

Alameda helped restore my mobility to even better than it was before!  Thank you to all the staff of Alameda.  

Many thanksWilliam Woods, Rehab Patient
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5 Science-Backed Ways to Keep You Warm Through The Winter

Scientifically proven ways to keep you warm!

Warm yourself first.  It's easier to change your body temperature than the room temperature, not to mention more eco-friendly!

Turn on the ceiling fan.  Warm air rises to the ceiling. Run your fan on its lowest setting to push the warm air back down where you can feel it.

Layer your bed covers with the densest ones on top.  Fluffy blankets should be closest to your skin, placing dense blankets on top prevent heat loss.

Wear a hat - yes, even indoors!  You can lose heat from any surface that's exposed. So put on a hat, even if you're inside.

Know your risks and avoid alcohol.  Drugs to treat high blood pressure can make you more sensitive to the cold. Alcohol is absolutely the worst thing to consume if you are already cold because it drops the core body temperature.
* Adapted from Live Science