The Caring Times appears quarterly in place of the chapter newsletter
Spring is upon us, and with it brings a light at the end of the tunnel, as we all receive our vaccinations. However, we need to continue all the precautions we’ve been following so diligently until the science tells us that we can safely gather again. 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.

Don’t miss these articles: 
  • Tips and Resources for the Newly Vaccinated” by Barbara Stahura 
  • “Because of Amaia: Becoming a Great Grandmother in a Pandemic” by Sally Olds
  • "What I Did to Change My Life Forever” by Naomi Goodhart
  • "Mom's Health Scare and My Biggest Fear" by Gayle Kirschenbaum
And be sure to check out: 

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

Barbara Stahura,
6 Year Member

Congratulations if you are fully vaccinated, or will soon receive your 2nd dose. Your personal risk of serious illness from Covid 19 will be greatly diminished, but most of the persons you’ll encounter every day will not be vaccinated... MORE

Sally Olds, 10 Year Member

I think that we can agree that this trying year-long Pandemic has tried and tested our wits and souls in ways that we couldn’t have imagined before. We have all experienced difficulties and adjustments in so many ways and on so many
levels... MORE

Naomi E. Goodhart,
6 Year Member

A little more than four years ago I shared my exercise journey. At that time, I weighed over 200 pounds and couldn’t even push an empty shopping cart one block to the grocery store. My sister and I met for lunch the Friday before Thanksgiving 2016. She challenged me to take some action... MORE

Gayle Kirschenbaum


Her head was bobbing up and down. I enlarged the video and saw that she was on the floor, trying to get up. I had no idea how she ended up down there. I was miles away, retreating for a month up in the Adirondack Mountains. Mom was in her house in Boca Raton, Florida. I was so grateful, after years of campaigning, that she finally let me install cameras in her house... MORE


Their state of wellbeing contributes to health outcomes as varied as risk of metabolic and Inflammatory Bowel disease, to frailty and severe COVID infection. Their diversity and prosperity is essential to your health and longevity, so learn what diet and lifestyle habits you can adopt to keep them thriving, and what factors impact them adversely.

On April 13th,TTN-NYC's Caring Collaborative presents TAMARA DUKER FREUMAN, MS, RD, CDN who will introduce you to the 100 trillion microscopic inhabitants of your gut.... MORE

Sally Dougan, 17 Year Member

February was a month largely notable for near record-breaking snowfall. But that didn’t stop TTN-NYC from presenting its usual full range of diverting and enlightening programs... 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

Welcome New Members

Ellen Barret, Jo Ann Franchino
Jessica W. Jennings, Cheryl Skura
Virginia Strobos, Jill Weissman