The Caring Times appears quarterly in place of the chapter newsletter
We at the Caring Collaborative wish you all a very Happy Holiday Season and a Healthy and Happy New Year. We also hope you find some time to read the valuable articles in this issue of the Caring Times!

Don’t miss these articles:  
  • Amy Epstein’s article, “Managing Holiday Stress”
  • NIA/NIH article, “Skin Care and Aging”
  • Barbara Stahura’s “Health TIP – It’s Flu Season. Are You Ready?”

And be sure to check out:  
  • Our upcoming TTN events  
  • Autumn Neighborhood Group reports
  • Caring Collaborative Members’ Do’s & Don’ts chart
  • Sally Dougan's In Case You Missed It

Barbara Alpern, Chair, Caring Collaborative
Karen Gens & The Caring Collaborative Council
Newsletter Editors
Shawndra Card-Grant, Production Editor

Amy Epstein,
7 Year Member

There’s now the beginning of a roughly 4 week period that ends with THE HOLIDAYS! You can be celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanza, or any combination of them, but they all tend to involve gatherings, gifts, holiday cheer,
and, possibly, worries. ... MORE 

NIH/National Institute on Aging

Your skin changes with age. It becomes thinner, loses fat, and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once did. Your veins and bones can be seen more easily. Scratches, cuts, or bumps can take longer to heal.

Years of sun tanning or being out in the sunlight for a long time may lead to wrinkles, dryness, age spots, and even cancer. But, there are things you can do to protect your skin and make it feel and look better.... MORE

Barbara Stahura,
5 Year Member

Flu season begins in November and lasts until early spring, so it’s not too late to benefit from an annual flu shot. Vaccination may reduce your chances of getting the flu by up to 60% ... MORE 
Victoria Weill-Hagai,
7 Year Member

Neighborhood Groups (NG) continue to grow and be one of the most important parts of the Caring Collaborative. Read what NGs have been talking about and gain valuable health tips... MORE

Come extend the holiday spirit: join us on Tuesday, January 14 at our Annual Holiday Luncheon and help ring in the New Year, TTN's 20th Anniversary Year!

Enjoy a festive and sumptuous 3-course luncheon at Copinette, a lovely French restaurant in midtown. And there will be a 50/50 Raffle with some great prizes. Come one, come all to this fun and delicious event... MORE

Sally Dougan, 16 Year Member

November had a wealth of TTN events to amuse and delight both Members and Guests.. . MORE

Victoria Weill-Hagai,
7 Year Member

Do you know the Do’s and Don’ts regarding giving and receiving help joining a CC Neighborhood Group, advice, and privacy... MORE

A Warm Welcome to Our
New Members

Barbara Alexander, Susan Messina,
Lisa Smith, Ada Strausberg,
Dr. Bonnie Wims