The Caring Times appears quarterly in place of the chapter newsletter
We at the Caring Collaborative wish you all a warm and bright summer, and 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: “How to Improve Balance to Avoid a Fall”
  • “Hearing Loss 101” - Article by audiologist Ellen Pfeffer Lafargue, Au.D., CCC-A (originally printed in March 2017 Caring Times)
  • Barbara Alpern’s article on Medical Alert Systems (originally printed in April 2016 Caring Times, updated in June 2019)

And be sure to check out:  
  • Our upcoming TTN events
  • Spring 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

I’m a regular reader of Jane Brody’s “Personal Health” column on Tuesdays in the New York Times. A topic of particular interest to me, and one that should be of interest to everyone in TTN reading this, is how to avoid a fall. “Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults ... MORE 
By Ellen Pfeffer Lafargue, Au.D., CCC-A,

We think of our ears as a place to rest our glasses, to adorn with earrings, and oh yes, as receptors of sound. The ear is actually made up of much more than the visible outer ear and is a complex system of bones, ligaments, fluids and nerves that make up the auditory system. Any or all of these can sustain damage from a wide variety of causes that can affect your hearing... MORE

Barbara Alpern,
5 Year Member

As we continue to move through the various stages of our lives, our physical status and often, our living situations, continue to change.
It is important at this point in our lives to evaluate our physical and living situations, and insure that we have a reliable means of getting help whenever and wherever... MORE 
CC Neighborhood Group Reports
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

Sally Dougan, 14 Year Member

May graced TTNers with fun and fascinating events. See what you missed last month... 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

Jane E Blackstein, Janine Eggers,
Kim,Greenspun, Helene Jeiven,
Kay Nordstrom, Robin Sanderson,
Eileen M. Shore