The Caring Times appears quarterly in place of the chapter newsletter
Spring is on the way (we hope!) and, on behalf of the Caring Collaborative Council, we wish you warmer and sunnier days! 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: “Are You Safe at Home?”
  • Barbara Alpern’s TIPs on “Enjoying Life Despite the Pain”
  • Elizabeth Hansen’s article: “Yoga for Arthritis? Yes!”

And be sure to check out:  
  • Our upcoming TTN Events
  • Winter 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,
8 Year Member

As we get older, we’re supposed to get wiser. I’m sorry to say that sometimes we overlook the many ways at home we can get ourselves into trouble and fall. According to the NIH, 6 out of 10 falls happen at home, our most familiar and comforting environment.
I once visited a friend's apartment. There were several area rugs on the floor, some had curled corners, and electrical extension cords and a phone line cord close to pathways. 

It was a bad accident waiting to happen.. ... MORE 

Barbara Alpern, 6 Year Member

Most if not all of us experience some aches and pains as we perform our daily activities – a sore back when we wake up, an aching knee after stairs, stiff fingers when we type . I recently had spinal surgery due to some compressed nerves causing pain and numbness in my feet. When I asked my surgeon pre-operatively whether I’d be pain free after my surgery, he said in his sexy French accent, “You’re 73 years old. If you wake up and nothing hurts, you’re probably
dead ... MORE

Elizabeth de G. R. Hansen,
15 Year Member

As we TTN members reach the age of 60 and beyond, our sense of ourselves as strong, independent and capable women can be shaken by the onset of Arthritis. So, what do we actually know about Arthritis? And why would Yoga be relevant? ... 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

Sally Dougan, 17 Year Member

In addition to the excitement of Snow Drops coming up, Groundhog Day, and Valentine’s Day, there were some really special TTN-NYC events .. . MORE

Victoria Weill-Hagai,
9 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
 Susanne Beck, Melissa Bone,
Judith Garcia, Smadar Giladi,
Ina Goldberg, Diane Goldstein,
Kris Kadela, Faye Kilstein,
Pamela Koller, Marion Palen