The Caring Times appears quarterly in place of the chapter newsletter
Along with the change in temperature that summer brings, it’s also bringing a change in lifestyle as we slowly approach a “new normal.” However, while some of us are raring to get out there and restart our prior lives, we need to be aware that some of us are not quite ready to take that step or be able to due to certain health issues that make us vulnerable.

Also remember that the Caring Collaborative is here for you. We are exploring ways in which we can safely re-introduce some of the in-person assistance we had provided pre-covid and will let you know soon when those activities can resume. Meanwhile, enjoy the great weather and stay healthy!

Don’t miss these articles: 
  • “Tips for Older Adults to Regain Their Game After Being Cooped Up for More Than a Year” by Judith Graham, KHN
  • “Health TIP: Act F.A.S.T. – if you spot any signs of a STROKE” from the American Stroke Association
  • “Take Advantage of a New Federal Law Enabling You to Access Your Medical Records Rapidly and at No Cost” by Barbara Stahura
  • “Age-Proofing Your Home” by Barbara Alpern
And be sure to check out: 
  • Spring Neighborhood Group Reports
  • In Case You Missed It, by Sally Dougan

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

By Judith Graham

Experts offer advice on how individuals struggling with physical, emotional and cognitive challenges following a year of being cooped up can address issues such as muscle weakness, poor nutrition, disrupted sleep, anxiety and social isolation... MORE


Use the letters in "F.A.S.T." to spot stroke signs and know when to
call 9-1-1.

Face Drooping - Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven or lopsided... MORE

By Barbara Stahura,
7 Year Member

If you receive care from health care providers who use an electronic medical record (EMR), a federal rule that took effect in April now allows you to securely view more information on a real-time basis, as well as immediately download and print the medical data... MORE

By Barbara Alpern,
7-year member

Some of you already know from experience that, as we continue to get older, it becomes harder to do some of the tasks we could perform without thinking just a few years ago. One of the challenges we may face, especially if we want to stay in our own home for as long as possible, is how to make our home safe. Below are some tips that may help. Some are simple and can be done now. Others require some minor renovations, and some may require a significant amount of work... MORE

Sally Dougan, 18 Year Member

With Spring in full swing in May, TTN-NYC did not disappoint in offering a wide variety of programs -- from Central Park’s origins, to making money from hobbies, to “sipping with your Zip, to discussing our new clothing habits during Covid, to getting Oriented into CC, and finally by getting organized and decluttering! Whew!... 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

Patricia Garbarini, Glenna Raskin,
Cynthia Esrig, Sylvie Destian,
Susan Goldstein, Jaye Edelstein,
Nan Rothschild Cooper, Sandra Grassby