June 2017

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In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Save The Date

TTN Summer Celebration Cocktail Party

Tuesday July 18th
5:00 - 7:00 PM
The Ribbon Restaurant
20 West 72nd St.
Details to Follow
TTN - NYC Event Policies  
Welcome New Members










A Message from Our NYC Chapter ChairEileenNote

Hi Members!
Hopefully, by the time you read this, Spring actually will have arrived! 

With Spring comes Spring cleaning.  A few years ago, as I was cleaning, I noticed my white walls had become dingy.  I dreaded having to paint.  Then I visited my ophthalmologist for a routine exam and was told I needed cataract surgery.  Arriving home after the first surgery, voila! My walls were bright white!  If things look dingy or less sharp, read Rona Cherry's article on Cataract Surgery.  It's clear as day!

And, of course, Amy Epstein's blog about quick energy boosts is both entertaining and informative.  Also if the sun ever shows up again, "Sun Screen FAQ's" will be very helpful.

Finally, enjoy the tips about free events in the City, and don't forget to....

Have a Great Day!
Barbara Alpern
Feeling Older? Puleeze.  Feeling_Older
"Water and a 10-Minute Nap!"
by  Amy Epstein
Artwork by Amy Epstein
I read with some interest an article in the December 2016/January 2017 issue of AARP's The Magazine.  

The article was titled, "Healthy You" with a subtitle, "Fast Fixes for What Ails You".   A subtitle held out this alluring claim:  "Too busy this season to focus on your health? You might be surprised by what you can do in just a few minutes."
I am always seduced with the prospect of a "fast fix" and even better if it improves my health and sense of well-being.  Plus, the AARP had some "cred", to use common slang. 

The article listed 21 recommendations.  However, I'm just going to pass along the first two...    Read More

by    Rona Cherry

Sixty-percent of patients are having back-to-back operations on both eyes.

When I was growing up, my mother told me a story about a friend who had cataract surgery in the early 1960s. It sounded like a nightmare. Removing the cataract-a cloudy lens on the eye that is normally transparent-meant stitches, a two-week hospital stay laying flat in a darkened room with her head immobilized by sandbags. It took her months to recover and then she had to wear thick "Coke bottle" glasses to make up for her lost optical power.   With that in mind, imagine my surprise in discovering how different cataract surgery is today. ..   Read More

Cataracts and Eye Care  was originally posted on a popular site for women on the right side of fifty.
Health Maintenance: 
Sunscreen FAQs 

Who needs sunscreen?

Everyone. Sunscreen use can help prevent skin cancer by protecting you from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays. Anyone can get skin cancer, regardless of age, gender or race.  In fact, it is estimated that one in five Americans will develo p skin cancer in their lifetime. 

What sunscreen should I use? 

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends ...  Read More

Caring Collaborative Guide to Peaceful Places In and Around New Yorkpeace
Caring Collaborative Upper West Side 2 Neighborhood Group 


Asia Society:

A lovely little museum that never seems loud or crowded.  Ommm,Ommm.

Bard Graduate Center:

Always interesting, seldom crowded exhibits.

Boat Basin: West 79th Street. Wander the long riverside path, look at the houseboats, talk to the ducks.  Stunning at twilight, too. And if you get

hungry, check out the neat café:
Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx and more Manhattan "Peaceful Places"... Read More
 Neighborhood Group NotesNGs
Neighborhood Groups continue to grow and be one of the most important parts of the Caring Collaborative. At our meetings we share and learn from each other about topics that contribute to our well-being. Read what Neighborhood Groups have been talking about and see if there's a topic that would work well for your group, too. Read More
Volunteer OpportunityVolunteer_Opportunity

Would you like to provide in-person or telephone support to a woman who is newly- diagnosed with cancer?

Share your experience, hope and compassion with someone who is about to start her cancer journey at Montefiore/Einstein.    Read More

In Case You Missed It CC_Membership
By Barbara Stahura and Shawndra Card-Grant

3 Ways to Take Full Advantage of Your Caring Collaborative Membership

Caring Collaborative NYC logo The goal of the Caring Collaborative (CC), a service offered to members of our TTN chapter, is to preserve and support healthy independence by assisting each other during periods of temporary disability, to build lasting friendships, and to promote mutual assistance among members. You may be one of the more than 330 current members of TTN's NYC Chapter who have attended a Caring Collaborative Orientation, but are you an active CC member? 

There are many benefits to membership...  Read More

How are we doing?

We would appreciate your feedback about The Caring Times. 
  • What comments do you have about this newsletter?
  • What subjects can you suggest for future articles?
  • What sort of Health Tips would be helpful for you?
With your input, we can produce a better, more informative Caring Times.  Please send your responses to

 Around TTN  Town TTN_Town

Save the Date
S ummer Celebration Cocktail Party! Tuesday,   July 18th  from  5-7 PM. Let's Celebrate at The Ribbon Restaurant,  20 West 72nd St.  Details to Follow. 

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

Tuesdays, June 6 -  June 27, 2017

Do you want to Meet and Mingle with other TTNers?
Join us on June 12th at a new theater-district restaurant we can explore together - at our TTN Mingle special prix fixe of $5... Read More

TTN-NYC Points of Contact
Did you know there are 5 different ways to connect and learn about TTN members?   Click here to view TTN-NYC's points of contact
Caring Collaborative Contacts 
Caring Collaborative Chair
Barbara Stahura -               
Caring Times Managing Editor
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Caring Times Production Editor
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Caring Collaborative Coordinator
Shawndra Card-Grant -