The Caring Times appears quarterly in place of the chapter newsletter
Winter is upon us, as is the need to be especially careful to avoid crowds and indoor gatherings, as well as the usual precautions that have by now become a regular part of our lives. Meanwhile, the Caring Collaborative is here for you and while we still can’t provide in-person help, click here to see what kind of assistance we can provide.  Or sign up for our Caring Collaborative Orientation on January 28th here

Don’t miss these articles: 
  • Health TIP: Seasonal Flu has returned, are you ready?
  • Would You Consider a “COVID Pod" to Cope with Social Isolation This Winter?
  • Winter Balance Tips
  • Importance of Planning Ahead for Help You May Need as You Get Older

And be sure to check out: 
  • Upcoming TTN Caring Collaborative Events
  • Update on Osteoporosis on January 14th 
  • Caring Collaborative Orientation on January 28th
  • Aging Solo – Plan for your future on February 17th 
  •  Fall Neighborhood Group Reports
  • In Case You Missed It

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

Barbara Stahura,
6 Year Member

Seasonal Flu began circulating in the New York City area in November. Flu may be prevalent until April, so it’s not too late to benefit from an annual flu shot. If you are over 65, ask your doctor or pharmacist... MORE

Barbara Stahura,
6 Year Member

As cold weather approaches, most of us plan to connect with family and friends remotely. But some individuals in our age group are contemplating a “covid pod”
or “quaranteam”... MORE
Carol Clements,
Author of Better Balance for Life

Better Balance for Life, banish the fear of falling with simple activities added to your routine... MORE


Thursday, January 14, Clifton M. Jackness, MD will provide the latest information about: Natural methods to prevent or delay Osteoporosis, including exercise, diet, and vitamins, medication options... MORE

Barbara Alpen, 6 Year Member

Many of you have expressed concern about what’s going to happen when you are no longer able to manage all your affairs by yourself – especially if you have no family or close friends you can depend on to help you. Read below Judith Graham’s article in Kaiser Health News that emphasizes the importance of planning ahead even if you’re not alone... MORE

If you live alone, or simply wish to make things easier for family members with busy lives, now is the best time to determine how to arrange for your future medical care and financial wishes.

Join our experts, Rebecca Eddy, MBA, CDMM and Anne Markowitz Recht, LMSW, CMC on February 17th to learn how to plan for your future now while you can, including what questions you should be asking... MORE

Barbara Stahura,
6 Year Member

Get Well wishes to Sally Dougan,
our usual Events reporter, who is recuperating from surgery.
November 2020 events... MORE


Victoria Weill-Hagai,
9 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


If you are interested in hosting a virtual New Year’s Eve with your TTN group, or putting together a group of TTN members who have no plans or family close by, click the link below to reserve your space.
Welcome New Members

Fanny Alerhand,
Margaret Cushing,
Susan Learner Barr,
Minda Neiman,